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 Wednesday of every month at 4:30 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. 

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.

Steve Chavis: Program Director & First Take Host

Feb 2, 2017

Steve Chavis, KUVO's Program Director and host of First Take with Lando and Chavis  - Monday thru Friday at 6 to 9am.

On Wednesdays, Chavis hosts Eats & Beats, a segment related to food, restaurants, chefs and all things gastronomic.

Frank Ayala

After its annual sabbatical New Music Monday returns to Lunchtime at the Oasis this Monday, January 16th at Noon hosted by KUVO's Music Director, Arturo Gómez.

TCB/Challenge Records

We close out the year with previously unreleased concert recordings of two former KUVO artists of the year, from 2014 legendary pianist-composer-bandleader Horace Silver and from 2016, “the world’s greatest living saxophonist” Sonny Rollins. In 1959, both the Sonny Rollins Trio and the Horace Silver Quintet played in the Radio Studio Zurich on March 5th, 1959 for a live broadcast and recording. Finally, over 55 years later TCB the Montreux Jazz Label which issue concerts from Swiss Radio broadcasts and Montreux Jazz Festival performances has remastered and released their shows.

Capri Records

Joshua Breakstone is far from being “just another great guitarist”, he has developed into a unique stylist with his own sound that has attracted numerous new fans while maintaining he longtime fan base. He is perhaps the most popular guitarist in Japan where he often tours and records. Over the last several years Joshua has been touring and playing in Denver on a regular basis.

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