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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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Spring's musical start: Provizer's Jazz Notes

Mar 20, 2014

March has been a merry month for jazz trios. Before we even had a chance to recover from the ides of March, both bassist Christian McBride and pianist Bill Charlap brought their threesomes to Dazzle. And that’s going to continue in April when pianist Brad Mehldau brings his trio to the Boulder Theater on April 6 (303-786-7030) and the Bad Plus hits Dazzle on April 29-30. 

Notes from KUVO's Community Forum

Mar 19, 2014
Lone Bryan

Approximately forty community members made their way to Su Teatro last evening (3/18/14) to discuss the current state of KUVO and the merger with Rocky Mountain PBS. The audience heard from Dr. Ramon Del Castillo (chair of the KUVO Oversight Committee of the board of directors), Carlos Lando (General Manager and Program Director at KUVO), and Doug Price (CEO of Rocky Mountain PBS). 

The lively discussion and Q & A session included a broad range of topics. Carlos talked about the benefits of the merger, including:

"Meathead" is the best name I've ever heard of for a butchershop.  The "head meathead" is Kevin Klinger, who visited First Take to share the wonders of his craft, which are on display behind a floor-to-ceiling window at The Source market, 3350 Brighton Blvd. in Denver's RiNo neighborhood.

2014 marks the centennial anniversary of the infamous Ludlow massacre in southern Colorado.  Su Teatro's Artistic Director Tony Garcia visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to talk about the current production, "Ludlow: El Grito de las Minas (The Cry of the Mines)."

One of Denver's best kept secrets, the Denver Preschool Program is a jewel for early childhood education programs that do more then just baby-sit kids. "If we give our kids the right start, if they have the early education they need, they're going to enter kindergarden ready to learn," Jennifer Landrum, CEO of the Denver Preschool Program said.

Tonight at 8:30 on KUVO/KVJZ - Geoff Anderson hosts The Vinyl Vault!

This week's Vinyl Vault selection is from Paul McCandless, woodwind player for the band Oregon. In 1979, McCandless got together with pianist Art Lande and vibes/marimba man Dave Samuels (among others) and recorded "All the Mornings Bring." We'll check out a few tracks on the Vinyl Vault, tonight at 8:30 on KUVO/KVJZ/kuvo.org.

After the Columbine High School shooting, Catherine O'Neill-Thorn put her poetry curriculum to work, giving the otherwise traumatized students a voice, a creative outlet.  O'Neill-Thorn now leads Art from Ashes, a 10-year old organization that works directly youth facing difficult life circumstances "through creative expression and personal transformation," including poetry and spoken word performance.

 You've got the description: "one-night pop-up dance club exclusively for Denver's young professionals."  You've got the date and time, but you have to RSVP for the location, and wait for the return e-mail.  Mysterious.  Organizers call it "Uncompromised."

"Hostess Heather" (we know her full name, but we're not telling) visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to tell us about this latest version of the old "rave" concept.  "New York was doing this about two years ago," she said.  "The key that you're using the space for something different that what it was intended."


Even with a steady job, the leap to home ownership often comes down to the down payment.  Now, $5.65 million will be made available to eligible Denver homebuyers.  The program is sponsored by The City of Denver, Community Resources and Housing Development Corporation (an outgrowth of the Colorado Migrant Council), the national network  of affordable housing organizations NeighborWorks America and Wells Fargo.

From I-News Network

Last Tuesday marked the six-month anniversary of the beginning of the September floods that impacted more than 24 Colorado counties, including outright devastation in several - with Larimer, Boulder and Weld hardest hit. Many communities are still recovering. Some neighborhoods are long gone. Many homeowners are starting over.



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