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. 

Houston Person  "naturally"  HighNote

Lee Smith  "Sittin' on a Secret"  Vectordisc The familiar adage, ‘the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree’ is an apt description when speaking about the outstanding bassist and bandleader Christian McBride. However, until recently even passionate followers of McBride would not know why that saying applies to him, enter, Lee Smith. For over 40 years Lee has been an outstanding bassist operating out of his hometown of Philadelphia and touring around the world.

Bobby Sanabria Big Band  "Multiverse"  Jazzheads Bobby Sanabria is a multi-talented musician, educator, musicologist and cultural warrior who has amassed an impressive résumé since graduating with honors from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston in 1979.  

Connie Evingson  Sweet Happy Life: The Lyrics of Norman Gimbel  Minnehaha Music Throughout her career spanning over 20 years now, Connie Evingson has recorded a wide array of concept albums covering many themes and musical styles. Her latest is a tribute to the gifted lyricist Norman Gimbel. Sweet Happy Life: The Lyrics of Norman Gimbel which is an ideal CD for August’s CD of the Month Club members because from its cover photo to Connie’s dress, to the inside flap, to the flowery disc and most important, the songs and music, this album exudes Summer!

Ralph Peterson  "The Duality Perspective"  Oynx ProductionsRalph Peterson is currently one of the most highly regarded drummer-bandleader-educator of his generation, when he was still a student at New Jersey’s Rutgers University he was chosen by the legendary Art Blakey to be his accompanying drummer!

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