Highlights

KUVO programming highlights!

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.

JAM: Celebrating Joe Bonner

Apr 18, 2017

This week on April 20, it's our honor to celebrate the birthday of Joe Bonner on Jazz Appreciation Month! Born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, Joe studied at Virginia State College, however, he indicated that he learned more from musicians he worked with.

 

Happy Birthday to Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown

Apr 18, 2017

Whatever you do, don't refer to multi-instrumentalist Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown as a bluesman, although his imprimatur on the development of Texas blues is enormous. You're liable to get him riled. If you must pigeonhole the legend, just call him an eclectic Texas musical master whose interests encompass virtually every roots genre imaginable.

Happy Birthday to Bessie Smith!

Apr 15, 2017

Jazz and blues vocalist Bessie Smith's powerful, soulful voice won her countless fans and earned her the title "Empress of the Blues."

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