Music Notes

Musical Highlights from Dr. Provizer

Apr 10, 2014

            This year’s annual Metro State Jazz Celebration has percussionist Jose Madera as its special guest. For many years, the New York-born Madera helped propel the Tito Puente Orchestra, along with serving as the band’s music director. After that long run, Madera spent the first decade of the 2000s with the Latin Giants of Jazz. And more recently, he is has been a member of the Mambo Legends Orchestra made up of many of the players who worked with Puente.

Great Day in Harlem

Apr 10, 2014

  Good morning, JAM Trivia Fans! Today on First Take, Matthew Goldwasser reviews the documentary, "Great Day in Harlem". The iconic photo of jazz greats that's the subject of the documentary was shot in 1958. 

TRIVIA QUESTION: Of the 57 musicians depicted, how many are still with us and who are they?

You must name all three musicians correctly to be a winner.  

Register your answer below. All correct answers are eligible to win a free CD from the best corner of the KUVO vault. Open until 11:59pm, 4/10/14.

Helen Sung's "Anthem for a New Day"

Apr 9, 2014

Tonight, April 9 at 8:30pm composer and pianist Helen Sung appears at Jazz at Jack's, in a CD release party for her new recording, "Anthem for a New Day."  An exciting step forward in Sung's evolution, Anthem displays a modern artistry and music that swings with a funky intellect while seamlessly integrating her jazz and classical worlds. This event, part of the Craft Brewer's Conference, is sponsored by

Today at 4pm - Jason Klobnak Quintet live!

Apr 7, 2014

This week KUVO kicks off a month-long (and more) series of live music from the Phyllis A Greer Performance Studio. Tune in for some of the finest musicians from the Denver area - and beyond. From straightahead to ballads, to Icelandic guitar solos, we're gonna have a good time!

It’s Spring and Baseball Season! We continue our Jazz Appreciation Month Celebration with a swingin’ New Music Monday: tune in Monday at 12noon!

One of the true living legends of jazz is back with a new release. Saxophonist Jimmy Heath’s Big Band new release is “Togetherness: Live at the Blue Note” . Among the all-stars in his band are Denver’s own Greg Gisbert, Roy Hargove and Antonio Hart.