KUVO Studio Club: Walter Gorra Quartet with Special Guests

The Walter Gorra Quartet will perform music from their debut CD, “In Due Time,” at KUVO Jazz’s Phyllis A Greer Performance Studio on Friday, August 17, at 3pm. This is a special presentation of their new music for Studio Club members. Walter will have copies of his new release with him for Studio Club members to purchase at a special price for KUVO Studio Club members. The Quartet is Walter Gorra-piano, Gonzalo Teppa-bass, Greg Tanner Harris-vibes and Manuel López-drums/percussion. Walter...

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Brass Hysteria! | Aug 18

Local Denver favorite brass bands, for the first time ever, are teaming up to bring you one fantastic show! Join the Guerrilla Fanfare Brass Band, Gora Gora Orkestar, Badda Boom Brass Band and the Brothers of Brass for this special, one-night-only event!

Mercury Cafe presents
Brass Hysteria!
Saturday, August 18 at 8:00 pm

Tickets are $15.00 at the door.
Phone 303-294-9258

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Jazz at Lincoln Center is allowing members of the public to cast votes online for the nominated musicians.

January 25, 2014 Boettcher Concert Hall, Denver

 Let’s get right to the most important fact: Dianne Reeves is the greatest living jazz singer. And she gives the dead ones a run for their money too. Pick any aspect: phrasing, intonation, soul, emotion, interpretation, range, control, improvisation. She has it all. And she knows how to use it. Those last three on the list, in particular, conspire to create remarkable and breathtaking jumps of an octave or more during her improvisational scat solos. That’s just one example of why Reeves is such a pleasure to hear.

Fat City Mardi Gras Band Coming to KUVO

Jan 31, 2014

Saturday, February 1 at 3pm is the time to tune into KUVO to hear the joyous sounds of the Fat City Mardi Gras Band. Think of Mardi Gras on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, and you’re almost there! Fat City Mardi Gras Band blends the best of the Fat Tuesday celebration’s music with Blues, Zydeco, Dixieland, and New Orleans funk!

Studio Club members, contact Arvida by phone (303-446-7631) or via e-mail to reserve your seat. Not a Studio Club Member? PLEDGE NOW.

The most recent release by Bobby Watson is an inspired tribute to the theme that inspired it. Bobby Watson and the "I Have a Dream Project", Check Cashing Day,  honors the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Junior’s I Have a Dream speech.

56th Annual GRAMMY Award Winners - Jazz

Jan 27, 2014

Congratulations to the 2014 GRAMMY Award winners in the Jazz category:

Best Improvized Jazz Solo: Orbits
Wayne Shorter, soloist
Track from: Without A Net (The Wayne Shorter Quartet)
Label: Blue Note Records

Best Jazz Vocal Album: Liquid Spirit
Gregory Porter 
Label: Blue Note Records

-  It’s “American Graduate” Tuesday on First Take
-  Carlos and Steve play along with the state’s high school TV quiz “Matchwits.”
-  It’s National School Choice Week in Denver and around the nation, with 100+ events in Colorado,
-  We’ll get acquainted with the Colorado education blog Chalkbeat.
-  On Stories of Standards, jazz artists found a classic tucked inside the over-the-top “bigtop” Broadway musical “Jumbo” by Rodgers and Hart.  It’s “My Romance.”

     While Dianne Reeves spends much of the time on tour across the globe, the majestic singer rarely performs back home in Denver. On Saturday, you can catch one of those rare performances at Boettcher Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Center when Reeves hooks up with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m.

Quincy Ave. Rhythm Band Live from KUVO Tonight

Jan 21, 2014

Tune in to KUVO/Geoff Anderson hosts, from the Phyllis A Greer Performance Studio, the music of Quincy Ave. Rhythm Band. Performing under the direction of Stephen Holley, the band is comprised of 18 students, including  vocalists and instrumentalists. This is sure to be a rocking hour of great tunes: you don't want to miss it!

Studio Club Members - be sure to reserve your seat by contacting Arvida via e-mail or phone at 303-446-7631

Shout out to developers: 5 Pts. is "it"

Jan 20, 2014

(originally aired on 7/12/13)Ground was broken on the first residential development of the Five Points Redevelopment Plan this week. The event was just the next step in what has been a strong summer for urban development launches in Denver's urban core. (United Way broke ground at Park Ave./23rd and California St. in June.

Next Week on First Take

Jan 17, 2014

For the week of January 20--

-  Martin Luther King III reads his father’s words about jazz, we’ll talk about the progress of so-called “innovation schools,” and we’ll introduce a new regular feature on First Take, “Jazz on Film.”

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