Highlights

KUVO programming highlights!

Curtis Mayfield: Traveling Soul

May 27, 2017

There are two Mayfields here--father Curtis (b. 1942) and son Todd. You know Curtis Mayfield, the Chicago rhythm and blues and soul music giant (leader of The Impressions and composer of the movie soundtrack Super Fly). In this book, Traveling Soul: The Life of Curtis Mayfield, Todd writes of his Dad’s music and personal life, including his alleged womanizing and tendency to lock himself in his room away from the family—in the early years composing music and later hiding his drug use.

On this Fantastic Friday, April 28 edition of Lunchtime at the Oasis with Arturo Gómez, the celebration of Mario Bauzá; "The Godfather of Afro-Cuban Jazz", now known as Latin jazz continues with a look at the swing jazz recordings featuring Mario with the Chick Webb, Don Redman and Cab Calloway orchestras in addition to recordings with Bauzá with the seminal Machito Afro-Cuban Jazz Band,  and his own Mario Bauzá Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra. Tune in or stream on KUVO.ORG this Friday at Noon-MTN time and make sure you keep it locked to KUVO all day long!
 

Local Musician Spotlight: Mark Diamond

Apr 25, 2017

Mark Diamond is one well-rounded bass player.  He plays jazz with his group, The Big Swing Trio, which has been playing together for over 30 years!  The others in the trio are Paul Romaine on drums and Andy Weyl on piano, both outstanding musicians.  This group is one of the most sought after trios in the Rocky Mountain region.

Mark has played with such luminaries as Richie Cole, James Moody, Ernestine Anderson, Ben Sidran, and many more.  He regularly appears at festivals and clubs across the country and has toured Europe.

JAM: Celebrating Duke Ellington

Apr 22, 2017

An originator of big-band jazz, Duke Ellington was an American composer, pianist and bandleader who composed thousands of scores over his 50-year career.

Duke Ellington was born April 29, 1899, in Washington, D.C. A major figure in the history of jazz music, his career spanned more than half a century, during which time he composed thousands of songs for the stage, screen and contemporary songbook. He created one of the most distinctive ensemble sounds in Western music and continued to play what he called "American Music" until shortly before his death on May 24, 1974.

JAM: KUVO Celebrates Lady Ella Fitzgerald

Apr 22, 2017

This year marks 100 years since the birth of Ella Fitzgerald. Following her childhood, Ella Fitzgerald turned to singing and debuted at the Apollo Theater in 1934. Discovered in an amateur contest, she went on to became the top female jazz singer for decades. In 1958, she made history as the first African-American woman to win a Grammy Award. She would go on to win 13 Grammys in total and sell more than 40 million albums.

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