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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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Thank you for supporting JAZZ on KUVO! YOU could be one of the LUCKY WINNERS!
Any gift, at any level ... NOON to Midnight gets you automatically entered into all three drawings to win one of these prizes. Call now, the number is 800-574-5886 , or donate securely online here .

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Studio Club: LAPOMPE | Feb 22

We welcome LAPOMPE to the Studio Club on Friday, February 22 at 11:15 to noon. You’ll hear influences of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli’s commonly called gypsy-jazz and genres such as tin-pan alley standards and soulful blues, Latin bossas and French ballads. LAPOMPE’s performance will encompass mostly original compositions from their previous album “Lush” and self-titled EP, as well as some brand new material from their upcoming release. LAPOMPE is David Lawrence-guitar and vocals,...

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Destination Freedom: Black Radio Days | Mar 22

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Denver’s own donnie l. betts presents an intimate evening in Frederic C. Hamilton Family Recital Hall. This radio show will take you back to the golden age of the airwaves.

Recieve a pair of tickets to this event when you donate $120 one time or 12 monthly to KUVO today!

Reel to Real Recordings

Etta Jones was a marvelous vocalist with a long outstanding career, she is fondly remembered for her collaborations with Houston Person that endured almost 30 years. Etta was born in Aiken, South Carolina in 1928 and raised in Harlem. Like so many other African-American singers she began singing in the choir of her family’s church, she admired Billie Holiday and Dinah Washington as an adolescent. While still a teenager, the noted bandleader and composer Buddy Johnson took her on the road with his band to alternate vocals with Buddy’s sister Ella Johnson who also served as her guardian.

Ken Walker Sextet | Feb 22

Feb 19, 2019

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-sax

The Bad Plus | Feb 23 & 24

Feb 18, 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.

Studio Club: Chicano Heat Band | Feb 24

Feb 17, 2019

KUVO welcomes the Chicano Heat Band to the Studio Club on Sunday, February 24 at 11 am to noon. Based out of Denver, the band has been together 7 years. Chicano Heat plays traditional Tejano and New Mexico favorites by Little Joe y La Familia, Ruben Ramos, Gonzalo, Al Hurricane, Jay Perez, La Differenza as well as the legendary Tejano artist Johnny Hernandez and much more...music similar to the what you hear on KUVO’s Canción Mexicana...definitely dancing music! 

Theater Review: Anna Karenina

Feb 15, 2019

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.

Freddy Cole Quartet will pay homage to what would have Nat King Cole’s 100th birthday. Freddy Cole grew up in a musical family. His mother taught music to him and his older siblings. Cole’s older brother was Nat “King” Cole, who was 14 years older than Freddy. Cole is 86 now and he’s playing a tribute to the musical legacy of his older brother.

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

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.



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