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Andy O’ has been named the new weekday afternoon host on KUVO Jazz.  Andy O’ will be hosting from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. weekday afternoons.

Andy O' has a long history at KUVO Jazz, beginning as a volunteer host in 1989.  He was music director at KUVO in the mid-1990s into the early-2000s.  O’Leary, a published poet, continued on the air as the longtime host of KUVO’s Sunday night jazz and poetry program “The Nightside with Andy O’,” heard Sunday evenings 8:00 p.m. to midnight.  Andy O’ is also a bassist, and founded the Denver-based band Coyote Poets of the Universe.

If it's February, it means it's once again time for  host Doug Crane's annual "Jazz Goes to the Movies" feature on The Night Beat Jazz Beyond Category. In past years Doug focused on different film genres, composers, locales, Oscar winners etc. He's tossing all of that out for 2018. This year it's film music without category.

It's week two of "Jazz Goes to the Movies" with music from Spartacus, Cars, Valley of the Dolls, The Young Girls of Rochefort and more.  We'll also note the birthdays of Rob McConnell and Maceo Parker plus toss in a couple of tunes for Valentine's Day.

"Funky Boombox" | Friday Nights

Jan 1, 2018

Tune in Friday nights at 10pm, for the “Funky Boombox,” hosted by Rob Seligmann. The features a blend of classic mostly 70’s soul and the best of the new wave of R & B artists on the scene today. Think Donny Hathaway meets Charles Bradley, Aretha Franklin meets Sharon Jones. It’s a showcase for Al Green and Ann Peebles, as well as new soul from Aloe Blacc and Andra Day.

Tune in on Monday night, December 25 at 8pm to “Wulfie’s Wax Museum,” as we listen to Side 1 of Pat Metheny Group’s “American Garage.” Recorded and released in 1979 on the ECM Records label, this LP was Metheny’s 5th recording as a leader, and reached #1 on Billboard’s Best Jazz Album Chart in 1980. The Group also features Mark Egan on bass, Dan Gottlieb on drums, and long-time collaborator, Lyle Mays playing the Oberheim synthesizer. Join Michael Wulfsohn on the Night Beat at 8pm on KUVO Jazz.

On Monday December 18th, we close out a year of jazz centenary honorees by showcasing Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson on what would have been his 100th birthday.  Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson’s Texas roots came blaring out of his saxophone in the most bluesy way.  His career went back to the 1930s, through the big bands of the 1940s, and included playing, singing, composing and leading bands.  A young John Coltrane played in his band in the early 50s.