richie cole

Resilience Music Alliance

April is Jazz Appreciation Month, a celebration of jazz past and present, as designated by the prestigious National Museum of American History in 2001. This year marks the centenary of the birth of one of the pioneers of vocalese, the incredible Eddie Jefferson. Born on August 3, 1918 in Pittsburgh, Eddie was shot dead after a performance at the historic Baker’s Lounge in Detroit on May 9, 1979 by a disgruntled former dancer for Jefferson who felt he was discharged by him without adequate cause.

Resilience Music Alliance

In honor of the centennial year of birth of the amazing vocalese-composer-singer Eddie Jefferson, the acclaimed vocalist Allan Harris' brand new recording is a tribute to one of his musical heroes: "The Genius of Eddie Jefferson" which features the former Jefferson touring and recording band alto saxophonist, Richie "Alto Madness" Cole. Thanks to Pat and Allan Harris, Love Productions, Jeff Moskow and Resilience Music Alliance for allowing KUVO Jazz to be the first radio station to play this soon to be released recording ahead of its scheduled issue on April 27th.

16th Annual FIVE POINTS JAZZ FESTIVAL

Saturday, May 19th - Performance Schedule:

Parade: starts at 11 a.m. sharp! Beginning at 26th and Welton featuring the Dinosaurchestra Marching Band and Grand Marshals Wende Harston & Dr. Daddio parading up to the Main Stage.

The annual Lifetime Achievements Awards recipients are:

Norman Harris III, Jeff Fard & Lu Vason (posthumous)

The extremely gifted composer and pianist, a resident of the Denver area since the early 1980s has passed away. Joseph Leonard Bonner was born April 20, 1948 in Rocky Mount, NC, he died Friday, November 20, 2014 in Denver. He recorded and toured with many giants of jazz including Pharaoh Sanders, Woody Shaw, Leon Thomas, Harold Vick, Fred Wesley, Richie Cole, Carlos Garnett, Azar Lawrence, Roy Brook, Billy Harper and many others.