Program Segments

Don't miss our amazing program features, covering everything from new music and jazz films to wine and food pairings!

Arts Update  - On the second and fourth Thursday of every month, Arts District host Cynthia Hessin presents the latest in Colorado's visual and performing arts.

Book Review - Every month, Dr. Robert Greer examines a new book. See past book reviews here

CD of the Month - Each month, KUVO Music Director Arturo Gómez carefully selects an outstanding new release  to share with our listeners.

Eats & Beats - A program segment related to food, restaurants, chefs, and all things gastronomic!

Jazz on Film - Explore the world of Jazz on Film with special guest Matthew Goldwasser.

New Music Monday - Every Monday, KUVO Music Director Arturo Gomez shares some of the greatest new releases during his program Jazz with Arturo Gomez.

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes - Every Thursday at 10:30am, DownBeat magazine writer Norman Provizer joins Jazz with Susan Gatschet to share upcoming jazz and blues events. 

Arts Reviews Bob Bows and Geoff Anderson share their latest reviews. 

Stories of Standards - Each week on Jazz with Victor Cooper, Lando's "Stories of Standards" segment examines a jazz standard or tune from the Great American Songbook.

Vinyl Vault - Night Beat host Geoff Anderson shares a record from his collection Tuesdays at 8:30pm.

Wine & Food Pairing - The third Wednesday of every month at 4:30pm, Carolyn Joy of Joy Wine and Spirits teams up with a local chef to provide a divine wine and food pairing. Check our website for the recipe, and learn about our Music and Wine Club!

30 Under 30 - To celebrate 30 years on the air and invest in the future of jazz, KUVO interviewed 30 local musicians under the age of 30. These features will be released on-air and online June 29 through October 31. 

Artist Share

Although not well known to the casual jazz fan, females have been an important part of jazz history going all the way back to the 19-teens. During the “Jazz Age” of the 1920s several ladies became popular and influential performers while several all-female ensembles and big band began forming. With the absence of men during WW2, women orchestras played a significant role keeping jazz alive. The legendary International Sweethearts of Rhythm became the first integrated big band.

Resonance Records

Perfect for February Black History month is:  Wes Montgomery - In Paris: The Definitive ORTF Recording on the Resonance Records label which captures jazz guitar legend Wes Montgomery on his only tour of Europe on the night of March 27, 1965 at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees in Paris, France.

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.

Exile Productions

It’s nearly impossible to mention the name Van Morrison without the song "Moon Dance" popping up in the conversation shortly thereafter. Rightfully so, because that song placed the Irish, blue-eyed soul singer on the musical map. However, Van’s talents go beyond his biggest hit, before and after its 1970 release. Coming up in Northern Ireland in the late 1950s, Van was influenced by the US blues, R ‘n’ B, and jazz music he heard alongside traditional Irish music and skiffle, which was a popular trend at the time.

Highnote Records

Houston Person is in his mid-80s, despite recording nearly 80 albums as a leader, he is still playing at a mercurial level of excellence. He is one of the last standing saxophonists that serve as a link between the pioneers and vintage players that were Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Lester Young et al and the contemporary players from the John Coltrane school.  Mr. Person brings his signature big, fat tenor sound to his latest project, Rain or Shine for the HighNote label, his home since its inception in the early 1990s.