Highlights

KUVO programming highlights!

KUVO Studio Club: Music is Our Message

Oct 8, 2017

Music is "our" Message to you during the KUVO Fall Pledge Drive! The KUVO Studio Club celebrates with live music in the Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio. Spherio performs a tribute to Thelonious Monk on Tuesday, October 10 - 10am; Money Jungle Double Drummer performs the music of Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and Max Roach on Wednesday, October 11 - 4pm; Queen City Jazz Band with vocalist Bob Schultz on Saturday, October 14 at 10am.

Join me this Monday, for an extended “Wulfie’s Wax Museum” on The Night Beat, as we celebrate the birth and life of a phenomenal, but lesser known, guitarist, Howard Roberts.  He’s that guy who played the themes from the TV shows, “The Munsters,” “Beverly Hillbillies”, “Batman,” “Twilight Zone.”  Yeah, that guy!  We’ll take a listen to his 1957 debut release as a leader, “Mr.

BluJazz Productions

The veteran jazz men, bassist Ernest McCarty Jr and drummer Jimmie Smith both toured and recorded with the legendary pianist Erroll Garner throughout the 1970s. Therefore, it is no surprise they decided to reunite, form a quartet and pay tribute to one of jazz’s all time most exciting performers who wrote the all-time classic Misty.  To round out the quartet, Ernest and Jimmie chose the late pianist Geri Allen who grew up admiring and emulating the piano styling of Mr.

This Sunday, October 1, at 4 p.m., KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” features legendary saxophonist-flutist David “Fathead” Newman in quintet format with special guests Craig Handy and Ron Blake.

KUVO’s Carlos Lando and Andy O’Leary were stage-side at the Vail Jazz Party in 2000 when Newman and crew took the bandstand. The audience was fired up to welcome a player of Newman’s stature.

Local Musician Spotlight: Patrick McDevitt

Sep 18, 2017

Young Patrick McDevitt is a true product of the Colorado jazz scene.  He was first introduced to music by his musician parents.  His Denver influences include Ken Walker, Paul Romaine, Bijou Barbosa, and Brad Goode.  He sees the Denver jazz scene as a circle of friends who support each other without ever settling.  Rather, they challenge each other, raising the bar.

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