On Stage: The Hot Sardines

This Sunday, July 15, at 4pm, KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” kicks off its summer series of broadcasts recorded at Vail Square. First up, it’s The Hot Sardines!

Under the tent at Vail Square, The Hot Sardines brought their vintage (and modern) swing to Colorado’s summer mountains. The eight-piece band’s horn arrangements, rollicking piano melodies, and chanteuse-led vocals conjure the feeling of a Parisian cabaret or Jazz Age speakeasy. Bandleader Evan Palazzo and lead...

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City Park Jazz: Pat Bianchi Trio | July 15

Two-time Grammy-nominated organist and winner of Downbeat Magazine’s 2016 rising star poll Pat Bianchi, has established himself as one of the principal organists on the scene today. His command of the instrument, harmonic prowess, rhythmic intensity, and versatility are rivaled by few. His most recent release, A Higher Standard featuring Byron Landham and Craig Ebner, exemplifies Bianchi's superiority and finesse in the organ trio setting, bringing jazz standards to a completely 'higher'...

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Back by popular demand, join the Denver Brass and 17th Avenue Allstars for Good Vibrations! Featuring classic hits worthy of any summer playlist, come relive the magic of America’s golden age of rock through the nostalgic sounds of The Beach Boys, Elvis, Earth Wind and Fire, The Beatles, Chicago, and more. Gather friends and family of all ages for a memorable evening under the stars!

Incendio & El Javi | July 15

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Incendio, simply put, is instrumental world music. The primary “voice” of the band is the guitar, but to say the music of Incendio is solely guitar music would be an oversimplification. The guitar is certainly present, but other instruments such as the mandolin, bouzouki, violin, Celtic harp, piano, bass, synthesizer and various ethnic percussion instruments play a huge role in the ensemble’s sound.

Wine and Food Pairing: Ropa Vieja and Cap Insula

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This month Carolyn Joy (of Joy Wine and Spirits) and I are joined in studio by Sergio Negrin of Frijoles Colorado, a one of a kind Cuban restaurant in Lakewood.  Together they put together an amazing feast for the palette. Carolyn brings a Gerard Bertrand Cap Insula red wine to pair with Sergio’s Ropa Vieja (shredded skirt steak) in a tomato wine sauce with saffron rice and sweet plantains. 

****A special note from Carolyn****

Django Festival All-Stars | July 16 & 17

Jul 14, 2018

The Django Festival Allstars bring the music of the legendary Gypsy Jazz Guitarist Django Reinhardt fully into the 21st century. Their unique, high energy performances pay attribute to Reinhardt who is considered one of the greatest guitar players of all time. Reinhardt's driving, swinging style became known as "hot jazz" and it continues to grow in popularity throughout the world…in great part to the success of The Django Festival Allstars, who honor the traditions of this "gypsy jazz" adding their own interpretations, arrangements and original compositions with stunning virtuosity.

CounterCurrent featuring one of KUVO's "30 Under 30" rising jazz musicians, Rico Jones, will perform in the Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio on Friday, July 20 from 7 to 8pm. Lead by Rico Jones the band will perform all original music inspired by funk, Fusion, Hip-hop, and Jazz styles. CounterCurrent drives toward to cutting edge of new sounds while mending and blending genres into something truly compelling.

CounterCurrent is: Rico Jones: Saxophone, Alex Heffron: Guitar, Tom Amend: Organ, and Braxton Kahn: drums

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It's almost time for KUVO's Live at the Vineyards…It’s a party that you won’t want to miss! Your ticket includes a wine tasting, gourmet feast, auction, and music with a 13-piece orchestra. So, get your dancing shoes ready, and start practicing those dance moves for the Spanish Harlem Orchestra!  August is the station's 33rd Anniversary, and this event is the perfect opportunity for us to gather, celebrate the music, socialize, eat, drink, dance and have a really good time together. Balistreri Vineyards is located just 10 minutes north of downtown Denver.

Chicano Music Festival & Auction | July 25-29

Jul 12, 2018

Su Teatro's biggest and best party of the year returns, the 22nd Annual Chicano Music Festival will heat up Santa Fe Drive with musica, dancing, and comida all under the stars. Plus, brilliant art and great deals at the annual auction.

One of the greatest jazz albums of all time was "Basie and Sinatra at the Sands,” recorded in Las Vegas in 1966. On July 21, the Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra will collaborate with the noted interpreter of Frank Sinatra, Steve Lippia to recreate this memorable event.

WAR & Tower of Power with special guest Megan Burtt on Saturday, August 4 at Levitt Pavilion - Doors at 5pm | Show at 6pm | All Ages. This event is rain or shine. WAR and Tower of Power, two iconic bands that helped shape 70’s soul, will come together to co-headline for a night of incredible music.

Cine en el Parque / Movies at the Park

Jul 12, 2018
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It's the fourth season of Cine en el Parque / Movies at the Park and it will bring great surprises. The season is now through August 8 at various parks in and around Denver. Lots of fun for the whole family. Sponsors will be present to offer their products and services, and there will be plenty of opportunities to win prizes,” explained Manuel Tejada, president of El Comercio de Colorado & CASA Magazine, who presents the event. These events are completely free.

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