Highlights

KUVO programming highlights!

Join me this Monday, for an extended “Wulfie’s Wax Museum” on The Night Beat, as we celebrate the birth and life of a phenomenal, but lesser known, guitarist, Howard Roberts.  He’s that guy who played the themes from the TV shows, “The Munsters,” “Beverly Hillbillies”, “Batman,” “Twilight Zone.”  Yeah, that guy!  We’ll take a listen to his 1957 debut release as a leader, “Mr.

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The veteran jazz men, bassist Ernest McCarty Jr and drummer Jimmie Smith both toured and recorded with the legendary pianist Erroll Garner throughout the 1970s. Therefore, it is no surprise they decided to reunite, form a quartet and pay tribute to one of jazz’s all time most exciting performers who wrote the all-time classic Misty.  To round out the quartet, Ernest and Jimmie chose the late pianist Geri Allen who grew up admiring and emulating the piano styling of Mr.

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.

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