Music Notes

All of KUVO's musical genres come together here. Everything from new releases, performance reviews, upcoming events, artist profiles. Jazz, Blues, Latin, Brazilian, R & B: it's all right here.

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January 2014 CD of the Month
1:58 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.!

January 2014's CD of the Month

The most recent release by Bobby Watson is an inspired tribute to the theme that inspired it. Bobby Watson and the "I Have a Dream Project", Check Cashing Day,  honors the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Junior’s I Have a Dream speech.

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Grammy Winners
11:19 am
Mon January 27, 2014

56th Annual GRAMMY Award Winners - Jazz

Winner of the Best Jazz Vocal Album GRAMMY

Congratulations to the 2014 GRAMMY Award winners in the Jazz category:

Best Improvized Jazz Solo: Orbits
Wayne Shorter, soloist
Track from: Without A Net (The Wayne Shorter Quartet)
Label: Blue Note Records

Best Jazz Vocal Album: Liquid Spirit
Gregory Porter 
Label: Blue Note Records

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Music
4:53 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

The 2013 Hyde Park Jazz Festival

September 27–Introduction. Much of the music at this two-day event will be presented on the campus of the University of Chicago in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. The founding organization for this Festival that began in September, 2007, is the Hyde Park Jazz Society; the University of Chicago’s Office of Civic Engagement stepped up in that first year to provide the necessary funding. Additional non-profit organizations and corporations have added sponsorship in years following. The purpose then and now is to honor the rich jazz cultural history of the South Side of Chicago and keep the tradition of creative arts alive. In addition to the Chicago ensembles assembled, several of the national and international performers on the schedule have strong ties to the City.

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Music
12:32 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Shows this week: Dianne Reeves, Jonathan Kreisberg, and the Music of Spaghetti Westerns

     While Dianne Reeves spends much of the time on tour across the globe, the majestic singer rarely performs back home in Denver. On Saturday, you can catch one of those rare performances at Boettcher Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Center when Reeves hooks up with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m.

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Music
10:44 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Songwriter Explores Inner Space

This book is not about the jazz/rock band Steely Dan. The author Donald Fagen is co-founder and tours with this legendary group, but in this tale he is on the road with the Dukes of September and writing a daily journal about his experiences. The journal is a long concluding chapter to this book.

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