Highlights

KUVO programming highlights!

This Sunday, October 1, at 4 p.m., KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” features legendary saxophonist-flutist David “Fathead” Newman in quintet format with special guests Craig Handy and Ron Blake.

KUVO’s Carlos Lando and Andy O’Leary were stage-side at the Vail Jazz Party in 2000 when Newman and crew took the bandstand. The audience was fired up to welcome a player of Newman’s stature.

Local Musician Spotlight: Patrick McDevitt

Sep 18, 2017

Young Patrick McDevitt is a true product of the Colorado jazz scene.  He was first introduced to music by his musician parents.  His Denver influences include Ken Walker, Paul Romaine, Bijou Barbosa, and Brad Goode.  He sees the Denver jazz scene as a circle of friends who support each other without ever settling.  Rather, they challenge each other, raising the bar.

On Sunday, September 24, at 4pm, KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” features the music of The João Donato Trio.

We’ve captured one of the pioneers of Bossa Nova on a couple of dates.  He played live on KUVO from the Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio back in 2000, accompanied by the late drummer Claudio Slon and noted Colorado bassist Mark Simon.  Also from 2000, we’ve got the Donato Trio with bassist Luis Alves and the Symphonic Jazz Orchestra of Sao Paulo.

Donato was in fine form on these dates, with fresh compositions to add to the Brazilian jazz canon.

"Funky Boombox" | Friday Nights

Sep 15, 2017

Tune in Friday nights at 10pm, for the “Funky Boombox,” hosted by Rob Seligmann. The features a blend of classic mostly 70’s soul and the best of the new wave of R & B artists on the scene today. Think Donny Hathaway meets Charles Bradley, Aretha Franklin meets Sharon Jones. It’s a showcase for Al Green and Ann Peebles, as well as new soul from Aloe Blacc and Andra Day.

Jazz in the Key of "Wonder" | Sep 16

Sep 15, 2017

This year marks the 40th Anniversary of the 7 Grammy nominations and four wins for the Stevie Wonder album called his best work and one of the greatest of all time, “Songs in the Key of Life.” The music from that album accompanied by other musical treats anchor our special session, “Jazz in the Key of Wonder” to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the GrooveJazz Rendezvous on KUVO, Saturday September 16 at 8:00pm.

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