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Pledge Now! Tell us you are "All In" for KUVO, make a contribution today! Your gift will help us make our Winter Pledge Drive goal of $130,000. The best part is that your donation today can help us end the drive early. We've done it before. Let's cut some days from this drive -- and go right back to the music. Consider being a jazz messengers today! Becoming a jazz messenger is the best way to support the station with easy ongoing monthly gifts that sustain KUVO throughout the entire year....

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Studio Club: The Generations Sextet | Feb 19

We're excited to introduce The Generations Sextet to the Studio Club on Tuesday, February 19 at 7 to 8 pm. The Generations Sextet title is because there are three musicians in their 80’s and three in their 20’s. All are very active on the Colorado jazz scene.

The sextet, arranged by trumpeter Bob Montgomery brings you music that is Eclectic – straight ahead Jazz, original, Latin, Hip-hop, and free. They will play "Because She Cares" a blues tango, and other compositions from the...

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Ken Walker Sextet | Feb 22

The Ken Walker Sextet is a little like the full moon, except the KWS is more dependable and swings harder. The full moon arcs gracefully across the sky. It’s nice, but does it make you snap your fingers? Walker and his band evoke (but don’t demand) that response.

Tickets for two available for $120 one-time donation or $10 monthly donation - DONATE

Featuring: Ken Walker-bass, Dave Corbus-guitar, Al Hood-trumpet, Paul Romaine-drums, Jeff Jenkins-piano, and Peter Sommer...

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The piano trio has been a major voice in the pantheon of jazz history. Every major step forward in the development of this music has been driven by, or responded to, by a great piano trio. The magic which can come from three musicians coming from the same psychic space can be truly breathtaking! The swinging excitement of Red Garland, the energy of Oscar Peterson, the sophistication of Ahmad Jamal, the exquisite beauty of Bill Evans will all be visited by a trio of Denver's finest: Jeff Jenkins on piano, Seth Lewis on bass, and Todd Reid on drums.

Theater Review: Anna Karenina

Feb 15, 2019
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This adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's classic novel stands as the most remarkable production in the relatively new tenure of the Denver Center Theatre Company's artistic director, Chris Coleman. About nine years ago, he asked Kevin McKeon—whose adaptation of Snow Falling on Cedars impressed Coleman (who had helped with the script and later directed the production)—to consider adapting Anna Karenina, another complex and lengthy tale. Two years later, in 2012, Coleman directed the world premiere of McKeon's new script at Portland Center Stage, where he was artistic director.

Dazzle Chef Mario Godoy will present three regional Mexican Sopas and appropriate condiments. Tres Leche for dessert, Sponsored by Arette Tequilla. $20 for sopa buffet.

Sopas include: Birria de chivo, Carnes en su jugo, and Pozole

Susana Baca at La Rumba | Feb 19

Feb 14, 2019

La Rumba presents Susana Baca, Latin Grammy award-winning vocalist on February 19. Her music was born in the coastal barrios of Peru, but her artistry can’t be contained within these boundaries, just as her appeal can’t be limited to cognoscenti of Afro-Peruvian traditional song. Listening to her sing, you hear not simply a Peruvian song, or a Latin singer, but a singer and a voice capable of moving any listener. Doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from. Doesn’t even matter if you understand Spanish.

Paul Musso & Drew Morell | Feb 19

Feb 14, 2019

Paul Musso will be joined by Drew Morell on bass to present Musso’s Latin flavored original compositions and jazz standards. Musso will play two sets of creative music that will feature songs by great composers like Jobim, Gershwin and Cole Porter. He will also feature songs from his Tonescapes and Songs From the Pier releases. Paul will sing selections from his Nat King Cole tribute as well as a few Bossa Nova songs.

The Bad Plus | Feb 23 & 24

Feb 12, 2019

The Bad Plus came together at the end of the 20th century and has avoided easy categorization ever since, winning critical hosannas and a legion of fans worldwide with their creativity, unique sound and flair for live performance. The intensely collaborative trio has constantly searched for rules to break and boundaries to cross, bridging genres and techniques while exploring the infinite possibilities of three exceptional musicians working in perfect sync.

Annual Hospice Benefit: Soup for the Soul

Feb 12, 2019

On Wednesday, Feb 20th starting at 5:30 pm, Porter Hospice will be holding its annual Soup for the Soul benefit at the Wings over the Rockies Museum. Fourteen different restaurants in the Denver Metro area will be providing savory soup to help with this great cause. 

On Wednesday February 20th starting at 6pm the Broomfield Council on the Arts and Humanities will be having their annual benefit at the Broomfield Auditorium

Executive Director for the Council, Keri Dilingham stopped by the KUVO studios to discuss the benefit, who the benefit helps, the silent auction, and much more. 

Local Musician Spotlight: Drummer Alejandro Castaño

Feb 11, 2019

Today we’ll Spotlight one of the young lions who came through Denver’s educational and opportunity-laden jazz environment to become one of the hottest and most talented drummers on the scene today.

Alejandro Castaño’s achievements from 4th grade to now belie his 28 years. He is in high demand by Denver’s top musicians for his perfect timing and is beloved by his audiences for the joy he displays in his exciting playing.

Wednesdays in February, Nocturne presents an exploration of the works of the great American songwriter Bob Dylan, by the Dave Hanson Quartet. Along with unique arrangements of classic Dylan tunes, the band will include select original materials as "traveling companions" for the series as well.

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