KUVO/KVJZ | Community, Culture and Music

Peter Bernstein, Larry Goldings & Bill Stewart | Jan 17

In the mid-1990s, The New York Times described Larry Goldings, Peter Bernstein, and Bill Stewart as “the best organ trio of the last decade.” The trio, which has now been together for over 20 years, has been recognized for charting new ground, with its synergistic playing, yet thoughtful music. They have recorded nine albums and two DVDs together, all of which display their distinctive sound, whether exploring the depths of jazz standards or playing their own original compositions.

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¡CUBA! Ends Sunday

Soak up the vitality of the Caribbean’s largest island nation without a plane ticket! ¡CUBA! is a lively exhibition for all ages, where you’ll be immersed in the extraordinary biodiversity, cultural traditions, and daily life of this intriguing country. Stroll along a “plaza” lined with activities and displays sharing the stories behind Cuban icons—such as poster art, cigars, dominoes, coffee, baseball, and vintage cars—and peer into beautiful re-creations of the island’s habitats,...

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The Beatles v. The Stones a Musical Showdown

Jan 14, 2019

The Beatles v. The Stones a Musical Showdown played at the Oriental Theater on Sunday January 13th to a packed house. The show will  also be playing on January 15th at Lincoln Center in Ft. Collins and at the Boulder Theater on January 23rd. 

MLK Rodeo of Champions at the Stockshow

Jan 14, 2019

The MLK jr. Rodeo of Champions will be taking place on Monday January 21st at the National Western Stockshow. This  is a great event for adults and kids alike. 

Dr. Vern Howard and performer Maurice Wade stopped by  KUVO recently to talk about the history of the event, the life of a cowboy (and cowgirl), sponsorship and more.

The stock show is in town and that means Denver is full of cowboys and cowgirls, even more than normal. So the Vinyl Vault takes its cue and this week presents “Hillbilly Jazz” a 1975 double album featuring a number of jazz standards done up with fiddle and steel guitar. We’ll hear Ellington’s “C Jam Blues,” Ray Noble’s “Cherokee,” “Sentimental Journey,” some Benny Goodman and the blues standard “Sittin’ On Top of the World.” The album was more or less the brainchild of virtuoso fiddler Vassar Clements.

All Music

Despite its rather inelegant name, there is nothing at all inelegant about the music generated by the M.F. Production’s Latin Jazz All Stars that appears at Dazzle in the historic Baur’s building on Thursday at 6:30 and 9 p.m.

Annie Booth Trio Plays the Beatles | Jan 16

Jan 7, 2019

The Annie Booth Trio will take to the Nocturne stage to perform the music of The Beatles through the jazz lens.

Paul Piazza Photography 2017

Have you been in yet to check out the live jazz at Spangalang Brewery on Wednesday nights? The fantastic and talented Gabriel Mervine and friends will bring the music, and as always, Spangalang has your beer needs taken care of and ZIVIX Five Points will take care of your munchies. Music starts at 7 pm, no cover charge just great JAZZ!

KUVO members...you get $1 off a full pour when you present your KUVO Member Card at Spangalang Brewery!


The Ron LeGault - Harry Drabkin Quintet (Derek Banach - trumpet, Ken Walker - bass, Andreus Schmid - drums) performs music of Charles Mingus and Charlie Mariano on Thursdays in January.  Mariano was an accomplished sax player (who led successful groups of his own) and collaborated with the legendary Mingus in the early 1960s and was the featured soloist on the classic “Black Saint and Sinner Lady” album. The unique and vibrant music of these two icons will be explored by this talented quintet throughout.

The Organization "In Blue" Album Release | Jan 18

Jan 5, 2019

The Organization is a modern organ led band. Based in the tradition of the likes of Larry Young, Jimmy Smith, and Jack McDuff, and pulsing to the heartbeat of current musical trends.

Jeff Jenkins – organ, Dave Corbus – guitar, Mike Abbott – guitar, Mike Marlier – drums

Dazzle @ Baur's presents
The Organization "In Blue" album release
Friday, January 18 - 7:00 pm
Tickets here!


Local Musician Spotlight: Mark Patterson

Jan 5, 2019

In this series, I’ve been writing about local jazz musicians. Today, our local jazz musician is a trombone player who has lived in New York since 1983. Mark Patterson was raised near Evergreen, went to Colorado schools, and graduated from University of Denver back when the music program was taught in the basement of the administration building. His education at DU spanned everything from orchestra to every size of jazz group and even some opera. Working with Aaron Copland was a highlight for him there.

Urban Leadership Foundation

The Urban Leadership Foundation of Colorado helps individuals reach their full potential by providing leadership training over a 10-month period at their University of Denver campus. Upon successful completion of this program participants walk away equipped with the tools to help them become more effective leaders in their communities.

I had the chance recently to speak with Dr. Ryan Ross, President and CEO of The Urban Leadership Foundation to find out how long the program has been in existence, how the program has benefited the community, and much more.



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