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. 

Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts  Hang Time  Tapestry/Capri RecordsBoth groups are piano-less, Group Giz, an octet, features 2 trumpets and a trombone, while Group Gunn, a septet, has 1 trumpet and vibraphones.  Both have bass-drums-guitar-alto and tenor sax..Paul and Chris Romaine founded the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts in 1999. Their first session had 6 students meeting weekly: ending in a single performance. Since then, CCJA has grown: now operating in 3 metro Denver locations and averaging 9 youth bands each session.

Wycliffe Gordon  Dreams Of New Orleans  Chesky RecordsSince exploding onto the jazz scene in 1989, Wycliffe Gordon has become a powerhouse, dominating the yearly polls for best trombonist.  Wycliffe is from the Augusta, Georgia suburb of Waynesboro and was raised listening to gospel music until the age of 13 when he heard Louis Armstrong and since then, has been a passionate player of jazz in all of its many splendid varieties.

Kenny Barron and The Brazilian Knights  Sunnyside RecordsDuring the weekend of June 9th, 2012 two notable events took place for the gifted pianist Kenny Barron, he traveled to Rio de Janerio, Brazil to celebrate his 69th birthday and he went into a studio to record an album of samba/bossa jazz with an all Brazilian ensemble. The result, Kenny Barron and the Brazilian Knights for Sunnyside Records is an outstanding and authentic representation of Rio’s current “jazz brasiliero” scene. 

Emily Bear  Diversity  Qwest Records/Concord MusicEvery generation produces child prodigies in various fields of endeavor, for music fans we are fortunate to have an 11 year old piano sensation Emily Bear release her first major label CD, Diversity, her previous 5 recordings have all been for charitable causes. For most, Diversity will serve as an introduction to Miss Bear who has been entertaining audiences on stage and TV since she was 5 years old.

Duke Ellington Orchestra  The Afro-Eurasian Eclipse  Fantasy RecordsApril is an important month for public radio music stations and jazz as it is "Public Radio Music Month" and "Jazz Appreciation Month". In commemoration of these dual events, jazz89KUVO launched its own creation, "Around The World In April" taking listeners to different destinations on the globe every day to spotlight the artists and music recorded at each daily location. Moreover, we included fun facts of the region covering history, culture, festivals and cuisine.

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