NEA jazz master

Hiroyuki Ito for The New York Times

This Sunday, October 8, at 4 p.m., KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” features NEA Jazz Master Dr. Lonnie Smith, with Colorado-raised saxophonist Javon Jackson, recorded live in KUVO’s Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio!

Guitarist Dave Corbus and the late, great drummer Nat Yarbrough rounded out the quartet for that swinging session in August 2003.

Dr. Lonnie Smith, beloved as “The Turbanator,” was awarded the nation’s highest honor in jazz earlier this year when he was named “Jazz Master” by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Denver and KUVO are very proud of the accomplishments of Dianne Reeves who still calls Denver home. Moreover, the very popular and esteemed blues and jazz vocalist, the late James van Buren served as an early mentor to a young Pat Metheny, they remained close friends until the passing of JVB as he was affectionately called by his fellow Denver music peers.