KUVO programming highlights!

On Stage: Trumpeter Hugh Ragin!

Feb 14, 2018

This Sunday, February 18, at 4 p.m., KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” features trumpeter Hugh Ragin!

Called “a strikingly gifted post-bop trumpeter” by AllAboutJazz.com, Hugh Ragin has a long list of credits and associations, from the avant-garde of Roscoe Mitchell and Anthony Braxton to celebrated series of collaborations with David Murray and Fred Wesley.  A director of the Colorado Jazz Workshop and on the music faculty in the Denver Public School system, Ragin says “technique include the knowledge of the instrument as well as knowledge of the language.”

If it's February, it means it's once again time for  host Doug Crane's annual "Jazz Goes to the Movies" feature on The Night Beat Jazz Beyond Category. In past years Doug focused on different film genres, composers, locales, Oscar winners etc. He's tossing all of that out for 2018. This year it's film music without category.

It's week two of "Jazz Goes to the Movies" with music from Spartacus, Cars, Valley of the Dolls, The Young Girls of Rochefort and more.  We'll also note the birthdays of Rob McConnell and Maceo Parker plus toss in a couple of tunes for Valentine's Day.

On Sunday, February 11, at 4 p.m., KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” features a musical Mardi Gras, with performance recordings spanning 17 years!

Resonance Records

An ideal way to kick off the first New Music Monday during  Black History Month is our spotlight CD, a previously unreleased concert of Wes Montgomery in Paris-1965! Wes is accompanied by Harold Mabern, Arthur Harper, Jimmy Lovelace and Johnny Griffin who appears on 3 tracks. All the music on this double disc set has been remastered and authorized by the Montgomery estate.

This Sunday, February 4, at 4 p.m., KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” features local piano hero Eric Gunnison!