Highlights

KUVO programming highlights!

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."

Happy Birthday to Herbie Hancock!

Apr 12, 2017
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Born in Chicago on April 12 in 1940, Herbie was a child piano prodigy who performed a Mozart piano concerto with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at age 11. He began playing jazz in high school, initially influenced by Oscar Peterson and Bill Evans. He also developed a passion for electronics and science, and double-majored in music and electrical engineering at Grinnell College.

Vinyl Vault: Chick Corea | "Again and Again"

Apr 10, 2017

What’s this? A Chick Corea album that KUVO doesn’t have? Yes, it’s true. But the Vinyl Vault has a copy of “Again and Again (The Joburg Sessions)” and we’ll hear some of it this Tuesday, April 11 - 8:30pm. The album, on the Elektra/Musician label, was recorded in 1982 in South Africa and features Steve Kujala on woodwinds, Carlos Benavent on bass, Don Alias on percussion and Tom Brechtlein on drums. There’s some fine playing all around by this quintet. Check out the Vinyl Vault, Tuesday evenings on KUVO/kuvo.org.

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