KUVO programming highlights!

100 Years – A Bountiful Harvest

Apr 9, 2017

Jazz Appreciation Month is a great time to remind the country of the contributions made by jazz artists.  The Smithsonian says April was selected in part because there are so many luminaries born this month.

Mongo Santamaria Centennial

Apr 7, 2017
Concord Music

We're celebrating Mongo Santamaria's Centennial  today, Sunday, April 9 from 4 to 6pm, join Janine Santana and her guest co-host Arturo Gómez as the centennial celebration of Mongo Santamaria continues with a look at the more dance oriented  and folkloric roots   recordings of Mongo Santamaria.

This week’s Vinyl Vault features Joe Farrell’s album “Canned Funk.” Released in 1975, this was Farrell’s sixth and final album for the CTI label. The album features Joe Beck on guitar, Herb Bushler on bass, Jim Madison on drums and Ray Mantilla on percussion. Farrell plays tenor, soprano and baritone saxophones along with flute. And of course, the album has one of the more eye-catching covers from the ‘70s.

Check out the Vinyl Vault with host Geoff Anderson on Tuesday at 8:30pm on KUVO.


Apr 3, 2017

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced the recipients of the 2017 NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship. Tune in to First Take with Lando & Chavis for a re-cap of ceremony on Tuesday, April 4 - 6 to 9am.

The 2017 honorees include organist Dr. Lonnie Smith, bassist Dave Holland, vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater, pianist Dick Hyman and jazz critic and historian Ira Gitler.

From the moment he opens his show with the gleeful announcement that it is "Lunchtime at the Oasis!" it's clear: Arturo Gómez is the best — and happiest — voice on Colorado's airwaves. Each weekday afternoon from 12 to 1pm, the disc jockey lays down classic-, modern- and Latin-jazz cuts, peppered with his own deep knowledge of musicians' backstories and the history behind each track. The award-winning music director's influence and experience can be heard all over KUVO's many genre-bending shows.