KUVO/KVJZ | Community, Culture and Music
A. Rascon

Thank You from KUVO!

Thank you supporters of KUVO from across Colorado and beyond who answered the call and made Colorado Gives Day 2018 one to remember, we raised $28,424! Support like this shows that we are doing what is expected of us—bringing COMMUNITY, CULTURE, and MUSIC to you every day!

If you missed out on Colorado Gives Day and would like to make a year-end contribution please click here .

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The Nightside Before Christmas with Andy O’

The Nightside Before Christmas invitation from Andy O’...

Dear Studio Club Members,
You are cordially invited to attend a taping of "The Nightside Before Christmas" on Monday December 10 at 7 pm in the Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio at KUVO. With musicians and poets performing music and spoken word of the season. The program “The Nightside Before Christmas” will air on Sunday, December 23 at 8 pm, on The Nightside with Andy O'. We hope you attend be you naughty or nice...

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High School / Collegiate Series: The Jazz Workshop Orchestra - DSA | Dec 11

KUVO welcomes back The Jazz Workshop Orchestra from Denver School of the Arts on Tuesday, December 11 at 7 pm, under the direction of Dave Hammond. The jazz program at Denver School of the Arts has grown to 4 bands 2 big bands and 2 combos. The Jazz Workshop Orchestra (JWO) is the top band at the school and has earned many awards and accolades over the years. Recently, the band performed at the Charles Mingus High School Competition in New Jersey to rave reviews.

In 2017 DSA JWO...

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The “Nutcracker Suite” is Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s masterful arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s classic. Join the Thompson Jazz Studies program for a joyful and swinging evening of the hippest holiday music ever!

“Toot Toot Tootie Toot (Dance of the Reed-Pipes),” “Peanut Brittle Brigade (March),” “Sugar Rum Cherry (Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy),” “Danse of the Floreadores (Waltz of the Flowers),” “Arabesque Cookie (Arabian Dance)” and more.

Bob Montgomery and Friends | Dec 11

Dec 9, 2018

Bob Montgomery is an internationally recognized performing artist who has appeared throughout Europe, Australia, Canada, China, Mexico, Japan, Great Britain, New Zealand, and the United States. He has performed in back-up orchestras for such artists as Sammy Davis Jr., Diana Ross, Tony Bennett, Quincy Jones, Nancy Wilson, and many more.

Houston Person Quartet | Dec 12 & 13

Dec 9, 2018

Houston Person is jazz’ working class hero, a true man of the people. Person who was born in Newberry, South Carolina in 1934, first received moderate national attention with a series of soulful albums recorded for Prestige back in the ’60s. In 1968 he began a sympathetic and successful musical partnership with the great Etta Jones that lasted over 30 years until her recent passing. A passionate tenor saxophonist, alternately tough and tender, Person’s own talent was often overlooked because of his association with the phenomenal vocalist.

Credit Scottish National Jazz Orchestra

With The Beautiful Day, Kurt Elling has pulled off something close to a Christmas miracle. He has taken a secular approach to a religious holiday, without shying away from a spiritual message. He has taken Christmas – a day of the year that holds deep meaning and memories for him – and embraced it in all its Christian imagery and lore. But from these specifics, he has chosen to amplify the holy day's universal themes of wonder, mystery, goodwill, and hope. And he has done so with such deftness and generosity that people of all faiths can share in those concepts.

Book Review: New biography of Dexter Gordon

Dec 9, 2018

The American tenor saxophone artist Dexter Gordon (b. 1923) was working on his autobiography in Cuernavaca, Mexico, when he died in 1990. Maxine Gordon embraced the role of family life historian to complete this work. This is the biography of a legendary jazz musician written by a woman who had served as his road manager and business manager before their marriage; and Maxine earned academic credentials and black history writing experience post-1990 to strengthen the writing.

Arturo Gómez

The terrific vocalist Kurt Elling hits town on Wednesday and saxophonist Houston Person does the same on Wednesday and Thursday.. That’s quite a lineup, especially during a time when folks are busy thinking of a white Christmas and lighting Hanukkah candles. 

Goodrattle HardBop Quintet | Dec 14

Dec 5, 2018

GoodRattle is a modern hard-bop quintet lead by saxophone & compositional mastermind Wil Swindler, that features the music of Pepper Adams and Cannonball Adderley as well as original material by Goodrattle members. This sharp-edged and relentlessly swinging group is a Nocturne Artist in Residency Alumni and a crowd favorite, and we can't wait to welcome them back to our stage!

Cory Henry and The Funk Apostles is his newest passion and project, comprised of five of the world’s best musicians, hand-picked to bring his musical concepts to life. Cory is currently on tour with The Funk Apostles and has been featured on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” BBC’s Proms Quincy Jones Tribute, National Public Radio, and The New York Times Facebook Live with Erykah Badu, among other media outlets.

Blair Caldwell Libraray Toy and Book Giveaway

Dec 3, 2018
Mindi McNeil

On Saturday December 15th from 2-3pm the Blair Caldwell Library will be hosting their annual toy and book giveaway. It will be a great time for all, children will be able to pick out a toy and book of their choice, Santa will be on hand and refreshments will be served. 

I spoke to Mrs. Terry Nelson regarding the giveaway, it's origin, how people can volunteer and more. 

Connect for Health Colorado

Dec 3, 2018

Connect for Health Colorado  is the official health insurance marketplace for Colorado, and is one of the only places that  individuals, families and small businesses can get financial help to lower the monthly cost. Sign up online, over the phone calling 855-PLANS-4-YOU, or with a certified expert in your community.



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