Program Segments

Don't miss our amazing program features, covering everything from new music to local events!

CD of the Month - Each month, KUVO Music Director Arturo Gómez carefully selects an outstanding new release  to share with our listeners.

New Music Monday - Every Monday, KUVO Music Director Arturo Gomez shares some of the greatest new releases during his program Jazz with Arturo Gomez.

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes - Every Thursday at 10:30am, DownBeat magazine writer Norman Provizer joins Jazz with Susan Gatschet to share upcoming jazz and blues events. 

Arts Reviews Bob Bows and Geoff Anderson share their latest reviews. 

Stories of Standards - Each week on Jazz with Victor Cooper, Lando's "Stories of Standards" segment examines a jazz standard or tune from the Great American Songbook.

Vinyl Vault - Night Beat host Geoff Anderson shares a record from his collection Tuesdays at 8:30pm.

30 Under 30 - To celebrate 30 years on the air and invest in the future of jazz, KUVO interviewed 30 local musicians under the age of 30. These features will be released on-air and online June 29 through October 31. 

Walter Gorra Jazz

Throughout my fifteen year tenure as Music Director for KUVO Jazz, few of our CD of the Month selections have elicited as much joy and satisfaction as this month’s choice of the Walter Gorra Quartet’s debut, In Due Time I have had the pleasure of knowing the Gorra family since 2008, I have seen Walter mature as a brilliant jazz pianist and composer all the while he has pursued his family’s tradition of becoming a structural engineer.

Jazzheads

Bobby Sanabria is an amazing artist whose talents go beyond music and the Arts. His accomplishments in music and education are worthy of admiration.  To honor the centennial of the birth of maestro Leonard Bernstein, Bobby sought out the daughter of Mr. Bernstein to seek approval for him to take the music of West Side Story which as a Bronx born Puerto Rican influenced his youth after seeing the film at the historic and majestic Paradise Theater of the Bronx with his family.

Octave Music/Mack Avenue Records

One of the most unique and loved pianists of all time was Erroll Garner who like so many other legendary jazz musicians was a native son of Pittsburgh. Born into a musical family Erroll followed the lead of his older brother Linton and began playing piano while still an adolescent. He grew up idolizing another great Pittsburgh pianist, Earl “Fatha” Hines. Erroll developed complete independence of his hands allowing him to sound orchestral in his playing. Mr. Garner was gifted with an amazing memory which allowed him to overcome his inability to read or write music.

All it takes is a change of seasons for Chef Tony Zarlenga and sommelier Carolyn Joy to bring out their best! On the May Wine and Food Pairing, Chef Tony from Café Brazil brought in his Argentinian Spring Lamb with fresh herb chimichurri salsa.  Paired with it, Carolyn Joy from Joy Wine and Spirits brought in a new Rosé, La Mascaronne "Quat 'saisons."

Check out the audio below for the secrets of Chef Tony’s “mint bath” in his marinade. And Carolyn Joy presents a deep dive into the renewed popularity of the rosé on restaurant menus.

Resilience Music Alliance

April is Jazz Appreciation Month, a celebration of jazz past and present, as designated by the prestigious National Museum of American History in 2001. This year marks the centenary of the birth of one of the pioneers of vocalese, the incredible Eddie Jefferson. Born on August 3, 1918 in Pittsburgh, Eddie was shot dead after a performance at the historic Baker’s Lounge in Detroit on May 9, 1979 by a disgruntled former dancer for Jefferson who felt he was discharged by him without adequate cause.

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