KUVO Celebrates Aretha

KUVO is lining up several specials to celebrate the musical legacy of “The Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin. She died at age 76 this morning at home in Detroit, according to the Detroit Free Press . KUVO hosts will be drawing from her jazz, soul, blues, and gospel collections throughout the day, and a few shows through the weekend will explore the Aretha Franklin catalog. "Jazz with Andy O'" - Thursday, 1:30pm: Andy O’ and KUVO General Manager Carlos Lando dig deep with a remembrance today at 1...

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The Chick Corea Akoustic Band with John Patitucci & Dave Weckl | Aug 19

Chick Corea, a 22-time Grammy winner, and NEA Jazz Master formed the Akoustic band with Weckl and Patitucci 30 years ago, and they’ve been redefining the music scene together ever since, as a trio and as the rhythmic backbone of Corea’s Elektric Band. And yet an appearance from the crowd-favorite Akoustic Band is still a rare experience for jazz fans. The trio’s 2018 tour will be its first in more than 20 years.

The Band: Chick Corea (piano), John Patitucci (bass), Dave Weckl ...

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On Stage: Nicki Parrott salutes Peggy Lee in Vail

This Sunday, August 19, at 4 p.m., KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” takes you into the world of singer-actress Peggy Lee through the music of bassist-vocalist Nicki Parrott as part of the Vail Jazz Festival.

The Australian-born Parrott began with piano, then flute, but she told one interviewer, “I like the voice of the bass.” Studying with visiting artists Ray Brown and John Clayton led to a scholarship to New York in 1994. Her residency at the Iridium with Les Paul led to a...

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The Peter Sommer Septet | Aug 18

Aug 18, 2018

Peter Sommer has contributed his energetic tenor playing and creative spirit to a wide variety of musical projects ranging from mainstream bebop to avant garde and beyond at venues around the world. Although rooted deeply in the great jazz tradition, Peter continues to search for the mystery in music making and takes great joy in sharing the present moment with the listener.

Charlie Hunter Trio | Aug 17 & 18

Aug 17, 2018

With a career spanning 25 years and almost 20 albums, Charlie Hunter consistently ups his game as an innovative writer and bandleader. He has worked with the likes of Norah Jones, Mos Def, John Mayer, D’Angelo and countless others. He is widely considered the authority on the seven and eight-string guitar and continues to stun audiences with his ability to simultaneously bust out tasty bass parts, melodic leads, and swinging rhythms.

Trio: Charlie Hunter – Guitar, Lucy Woodward – Vocals, and Damon Grant – Drums

Rich Perry with the Rico Jones Quartet | Aug 19

Aug 17, 2018

“Eloquent, inventive, thoughtfully lyrical, rich and full-bodied, impassioned yet cerebral –– serious chops, but chooses to go for the heart” are all words and phrases critics have used to describe Rich Perry’s unique voice on tenor saxophone.

Thank You for Attending Live at the Vineyards!

Aug 17, 2018

What a night! We had an amazing time at Live at the Vineyards on August 11, and we hope you did too. Seeing all of you on the dance floor salsa-ing to Spanish Harlem Orchestra was the highlight of our year. Thank you for coming out to support KUVO.

A huge thanks to all the restaurants who made sure we had plenty to eat, to Balistreri Vineyards for providing the venue and the wine, to Spanish Harlem Orchestra for bringing the music, and to all our sponsors, members, and volunteers for making this magical night a reality.


Bobby Sanabria is an amazing artist whose talents go beyond music and the Arts. His accomplishments in music and education are worthy of admiration.  To honor the centennial of the birth of maestro Leonard Bernstein, Bobby sought out the daughter of Mr. Bernstein to seek approval for him to take the music of West Side Story which as a Bronx born Puerto Rican influenced his youth after seeing the film at the historic and majestic Paradise Theater of the Bronx with his family.

"Aretha! Queen of Soul" Tonight on RMPBS

Aug 17, 2018

Rocky Mountain PBS will air the remembrance special, "Aretha! Queen of Soul" tonight Friday, August 17, at 8:30 pm.  This program will include archival footage from Aretha Franklin's storied career, and interviews that will evoke the memory of the "Queen of Soul."  

Jazzaldia 53, San Sebastián

You can find a wide variety of sounds on tap as we move through August headed to the Labor Day weekend. Up at Cooper Mountain Resort, the Genuine Jazz and Wine runs from Friday into Sunday with players such as saxophonist Everette Harp, pianist Bobby Lyle and guitarist Nick Colionne. This is the 34th edition of the crossover-oriented event that has settled into its home at Cooper Mountain (coppermountaingenuinejazz.com).

American music lost a giant today. Singer and pianist Aretha Franklin died at age 76 this morning, due to complications of advanced pancreatic cancer, according to family sources quoted by the Detroit Free Press.  

Trinidaddio Blues Fest | Aug 25

Aug 16, 2018

Trinidaddio Blues Fest- a one-day event featuring world-class performers held on August 25 - noon to 9pm at the Central Park Trinidad, Colorado. As Mexican Jerry of "ABC" says: “Ain’t nothin but the Blues!”

Every year on the Friday night before the Fest, Friday, August 24, a PreFest Party is held in downtown Trinidad to show appreciation to our sponsors and volunteers and showcase some of the talent appearing the next day at the Fest.

Mindi McNeil

Councilman Albus Brooks stopped by the KUVO studios recently to discuss his recent term as Denver City Council President, the Temporary Rental and Utilities Assistance Program, and more.



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