Program Segments

Don't miss our amazing program features, covering everything from new music to local events!

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

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.

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. 

Octave Music/Mack Avenue Records

One of the most unique and loved pianists of all time was Erroll Garner who like so many other legendary jazz musicians was a native son of Pittsburgh. Born into a musical family Erroll followed the lead of his older brother Linton and began playing piano while still an adolescent. He grew up idolizing another great Pittsburgh pianist, Earl “Fatha” Hines. Erroll developed complete independence of his hands allowing him to sound orchestral in his playing. Mr. Garner was gifted with an amazing memory which allowed him to overcome his inability to read or write music.

All it takes is a change of seasons for Chef Tony Zarlenga and sommelier Carolyn Joy to bring out their best! On the May Wine and Food Pairing, Chef Tony from Café Brazil brought in his Argentinian Spring Lamb with fresh herb chimichurri salsa.  Paired with it, Carolyn Joy from Joy Wine and Spirits brought in a new Rosé, La Mascaronne "Quat 'saisons."

Check out the audio below for the secrets of Chef Tony’s “mint bath” in his marinade. And Carolyn Joy presents a deep dive into the renewed popularity of the rosé on restaurant menus.

Resilience Music Alliance

April is Jazz Appreciation Month, a celebration of jazz past and present, as designated by the prestigious National Museum of American History in 2001. This year marks the centenary of the birth of one of the pioneers of vocalese, the incredible Eddie Jefferson. Born on August 3, 1918 in Pittsburgh, Eddie was shot dead after a performance at the historic Baker’s Lounge in Detroit on May 9, 1979 by a disgruntled former dancer for Jefferson who felt he was discharged by him without adequate cause.

Resilience Music Alliance

In honor of the centennial year of birth of the amazing vocalese-composer-singer Eddie Jefferson, the acclaimed vocalist Allan Harris' brand new recording is a tribute to one of his musical heroes: "The Genius of Eddie Jefferson" which features the former Jefferson touring and recording band alto saxophonist, Richie "Alto Madness" Cole. Thanks to Pat and Allan Harris, Love Productions, Jeff Moskow and Resilience Music Alliance for allowing KUVO Jazz to be the first radio station to play this soon to be released recording ahead of its scheduled issue on April 27th.

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.

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