CONCERTS AND EVENTS
"The parties were bigger…the pace was faster…and the morals were looser" (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
Prohibition was intended to stifle vice – but instead, it nourished crime and the clubs that would become a hot bed for jazz. Ken Burns joins Wendell Pierce to bring us the sound of the speakeasies in the work of Beiderbecke, Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton and James P. Johnson. Songs like “Snake Dance,” “New Orleans Bump,” and “Variety Stomp” will doubtless provoke merrymaking on par with the era of bathtub gin and backroom carousing. Special guests Doug Wamble and Vince Giordano join the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Wendell Pierce hosts.
Jazz at Lincoln Center airs every Tuesday at 6pm on KUVO/KVJZ.
Chris Dingman is one of the few elite musicians who keep the role of vibraphonist/leader alive in jazz today. He cut his teeth at the Thelonious Monk Institute, and his album Waking Dreams is a 14-piece suite based on music Dingman dreamed.
"The thing that happens to me most, actually, is [that] fragments or pieces or repeating pieces of music are ringing in my head as I'm dreaming, and often during the waking hours," Dingman says. "And on occasion, I have woken up with these fragments in my head and written them down."
Here, Dingman performs an original tune solo ("Zaneta"), then later duets with host Jon Weber in his own "Manhattan Bridge" and Herbie Hancock's "Dolphin Dance."
A heart-stopping moment in this free family concert comes when Dee Alexander sings a classic -- Jimi's "Hey Joe, where you goin' with that gun in your hand?" It's an anthem and a plea to stop the violence, in the middle of a funky dance-a-thon. The Jazz Institute of Chicago presented Alexander and her Evolution Arkestra at South Shore Cultural Center.
JazzSet airs Thursdays at 6:00 PM on KUVO/KVJZ and Saturdays at 4:00 PM on KUVO HD2.
Tune in during Cancion Mexicana, Sunday, 12/15 at 12:30, when Darren Cordova is in the studio to talk with Danny Valenzuela about his New Years Eve Dance. The event will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in the Denver Tech Center. Also performing: Darren Lee and Annette Marie.
Ritmo Jazz Latino
Tune in to KUVO/KVJZ on Wednesday, December 18 at 7pm, as we broadcast live, from the Phyllis A Greer Performance Studio, the music of Ritmo Jazz Latino! This seven member group of gifted musicians specializes in the infectious music and exotic rhythms of Latin jazz. From the fiery Salsa/Afro-Cuban rhythms of the Caribbean, to the enchanting rhythms of the Brazilian Bossa Nova sung in Portuguese, Ritmo Jazz Latino simply does it all! Members include: Dr. Walter Barr – Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Flute, Arranger; Victor Mestas – Keyboards, Arranger; Paul McDaniel – Bass; Cristine Barbosa – Vocalist, Pianist, Composer; Howard Hernandez – Timbalero, Latin Percussionist; and Bernard Alvarado – Vocalist, Acoustic Guitar