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KUVO programming highlights!

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Every Monday at Noon the New Music Monday edition of Jazz with Arturo Gómez debuts the latest and hottest arrivals to KUVO Jazz. This Monday, September 11th will feature vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater paying homage to her hometown of Memphis with a fine selections of songs associated her birthplace. The new recording, Memphis...Yes, I'm Ready features two tributes to kings, B.B and Elvis as well as to the legendary Stax sound, Also on the menu will be the newest by Denver's own, Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles, Gin and Moonlight, their best outing to date!

On Sunday, September 10 at 4 p.m., KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” features the music of local piano heroine Ellyn Rucker.

We didn’t have to dig far into the archives to find recordings of live sets Ellyn and various players have done in the Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio.  In this radio celebration of Ellyn’s career, you’ll hear sessions from 2001, 2005 and 2007, featuring Ellyn’s piano and voice, with side players including: Rich Chiaraluce, Jill Frederickson and Ron Moewes, Ken Walker, Mark Simon and Bill McCrossen, Dave Corbus and others.

At age 91, with new releases, top honors and widespread acclaim, it seems like Tony Bennett has “the world on a string.”  But it hasn’t always been easy for the kid from Astoria, Queens, New York.

Early successes were dragged down by the rush to pop and rock music in the 60s and 70s, before Bennett found himself again.  The great songs of the 20s, 30s and 40s, that’s Bennett’s songbook, and it seems like the rest of us have come around to Bennett’s way of thinking.

On Stage: Airmen of Note with Cyrus Chestnut

Aug 24, 2017
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This Sunday, September 3rd  at 4 p.m., KUVO’s performance broadcast “On Stage” features highlights from the U.S. Air Force Airmen of Note in concert with legendary pianist Cyrus Chestnut.

The concert, recorded late last year in Alexandria, Va. is part of The Airmen of Note's Jazz Heritage Series, which shows off the U.S Air Force's high level of professionalism through concerts featuring masters of the only American-born art form--jazz.

Tune to KUVO in Sunday night August 27 at 8pm to midnight as Andy delves into the new album by Drummer Matt Wilson. "Honey and Salt" which received 5 stars from Downbeat. It's Poetry inspired Jazz at its finest with a stellar line up of musicians.

All the words on the album, be they song lyrics or spoken words were written by the Pulitzer prize-winning former Poet Laureate of the United States Carl Sandburg; and features recitations by Jazz Musicians; Christian McBride, John Scofield, Bill Frisell, Carla Bley, Joe Lovano and Rufus Reid and actor comedian Jack Black.

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