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KUVO programming highlights!

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 and Cab Calloway orchestras in addition to recordings with Bauzá and the seminal Machito Afro-Cuban Jazz Band and the Mario Bauzá Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra. Tune in or stream on KUVO.ORG this Friday at Noon and make sure you keep it locked to KUVO all day long!
 

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.

JAM: Celebrating Charles Mingus

Apr 22, 2017

A jazz double bassist, composer and bandleader. His compositions retained the hot and soulful feel of hard bop, drawing heavily from black gospel music and blues, while sometimes containing elements of Third Stream, free jazz, and classical music. He once cited Duke Ellington and church as his main influences.

Arturo Gómez

In just about a month, Dazzle will close its doors on Lincoln Street with a performance by Tyler Gilmore and the Ninth and Lincoln Orchestra. Then, on June 1, it will reopen in the much larger and historic Baur’s Building on Curtis Street, just a block or so from the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. The impressive new space will have multiple stages, a record store, a bakery and coffee shop, and a stepped-up menu from Chief Mario Godoy. The core performance space will be double the size of the current Dazzle location.

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