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 maven and Arts District host Carrie Saldo presents the latest in Colorado's visual and performing arts.

Book Review - Every month on First Take with Lando and Chavis, 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 - Every Wednesday on First Take with Lando and ChavisSteve Chavis hosts Eats & Beats, a program segment related to food, restaurants, chefs and all things gastronomic!

Jazz on Film - Tune in to First Take with Lando and Chavis the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month to 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 Lunchtime at the Oasis.

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes - Every Thursday at 10:30 AM, DownBeat magazine writer Norman Provizer joins the Morning Beat to share upcoming jazz and blues events. 

Performing Arts Review - Tune in the fourth Friday of each month at 8:40 AM to hear Bob Bows's latest performance review. 

Stories of Standards - Each week on First Take with Chavis and Lando, 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 8:30 PM.

Wine & Food Pairing - The third Thursday of every month at 6:35 PM, 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!

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. 

Smoke Sessions Records

During the next New Music Monday edition of KUVO Jazz," I will debut the latest releases by the always soulful pianist Harold Mabern and the splendid sequel, MONK-estra Volume 2 in addition to several others, one of which, the new Matt Wilson with Denver's own Ron Miles on cornet.   Last year's pianist John Beasley debut of the MONK'estra proved so successful he has returned with Volume 2, this time out he has Denver's own multi-Grammy® winner Dianne Reeves, violinist Regina Carter, Kamasi Washington and Pedrito Martínez as invited musicians. Mr.

Smoke Sessions Records

Bobby Watson is one of the most accomplished saxophonists and educators of the last 40 years, rightfully so, because Bobby was born and raised in one of the most fertile and important areas for jazz in the US, Kansas City. After graduating from the University of Miami in 1975, attending at the same time as Pat Metheny and Jaco Pastorious, he relocated to NY and rapidly became the music director of the prestigious Art Blakely and the Jazz Messengers, a position he held until 1981 when he left to form his own band, Horizon.

University of Northern Colorado-Greely

Colorado’s Front Range, from Fort Collins to Colorado Spring is fortunate to have an abundance of marvelous jazz musicians and an amazing array of jazz education programs with highly qualified instructors. One of the brightest spots on the map is the University of Northern Colorado at Greely which boasts an excellent faculty and talented students. Their annual jazz festival brings some of the most prestigious names of jazz to conduct workshops and play alongside the students and faculty musicians.

Denver-based hip-hop artist and food activist, DJ Cavem joins Carlos Lando and Mindi McNeil this Wednesday, June 7 on “First Take with Lando and Chavis.” Besides spinning turntables and CDs, Cavem has found a way to get sound out of fruits and vegetables.  What does that sound like?

Posi-Tone records

The multi-instrumentalist and educator Michael Dease hails from Augusta, GA which is known for giving the world James Brown. Although best known as a tenor and bass trombonist, Dease also plays, trumpet, piano, saxophone and bass.  he is currently the Assistant Professor of Jazz Trombone at Michigan State University, he previously held similar positions at Queens College, CUNY, and The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City.

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