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The Al Hood Quintet: Remembering Clifford Brown | Nov 17

Clifford Brown was one of the great jazz musicians of the 20th century. Noted for his lyricism, pure tone, and graceful technique and was one of the key figures in the emerging hard bop scene of the early 1950’s on the east coast. Although his life was tragically cut short by a car accident at the age of 25, Clifford’s legacy and recordings still have a heavy influence on musicians today, especially those who take up the trumpet.

Trumpeter Alan Hood hails from the upstate New...

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Ken Walker Sextet | Nov 16

The Ken Walker Sextet is a little like the full moon, except the KWS is more dependable and swings harder. The full moon arcs gracefully across the sky. It's nice, but does it make you snap your fingers? Walker and his band evoke (but don't demand) that response.

Featuring: Ken Walker-bass, Dave Corbus-guitar, Al Hood-trumpet, Paul Romaine-drums, Jeff Jenkins-piano, and Peter Sommer-sax

Dazzle @ Baur's presents
The Ken Walker Sextet
Friday, November 16 -...

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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.”

This Saturday on JazzSet: Abbey Lincoln's Songs

Jan 16, 2014

This Saturday, January 18 at 10pm, JazzSet presents Abbey Lincoln's Songs.Always a vocalist, Lincoln (1930-2010) acted in movies, fought for Civil Rights, and – in her long, productive last chapter – wrote and recorded personal songs about life. New meanings begin to emerge as Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dianne Reeves and Cassandra Wilson sing Abbey. Musical Director Terri Lyne Carrington. 

JazzSet airs Saturdays at 10:00 PM on KUVO/KVJZ and Saturdays at 4:00 PM on News/Music KUVO HD2.

WEDNESDAY on FIRST TAKE -- 6 to 9A

Jan 14, 2014

 Wednesday on First Take,

Eats & Beats!  10 things you might not have known about MLK, including his favorite dish!

Plus a radio tour of Sugarmill, a delectable pastry shop and full service restaurant on the trendy side of Larimer, north of Broadway.

“Sweet Georgia Brown” by Ben Bernie, Maceo Pinkard and Kenneth Casey was a hit song before the Harlem Globetrotters made it world famous.  Tune in for more amazing versions on “Stories of Standards.”

Summer school for principals is just par for the course - a new, intense course of principal training. This week, Denver Public Schools is using its part of a $75 million grant from The Wallace Foundation to prepare new administrators for the "principal pipeline."

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