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Lioness "Pride and Joy" | March-Women's History Month CD of the Month

Our selection for March reflects the annual celebration of Women’s History Month. The all-female sextet, Lioness makes their auspicious debut with their CD, Pride, and Joy for the Posi-Tone Records label. The members of this ensemble are young females who have already established themselves as talented players on demand for live performances and recordings sessions. All the ladies in the band contributed original compositions and the cover tunes were also written by women. As one would expect...

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Nat King Cole Centennial Celebrated on KUVO Jazz

Sunday, March 17, 2019, marks the centennial of Nat King Cole’s birth. KUVO Jazz will begin its celebration of this giant of piano, vocal and American popular music on Friday, March 15. Tune in throughout the weekend for the Nat King Cole songs you know, and some you may have never heard before. Whether he was singing or playing, his music approach was (forgive us) truly unforgettable.

“Nat was, first of all, a musician,” said Bobby Short. "His brilliant piano playing – you don’t...

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-  It’s “American Graduate” Tuesday on First Take
-  Carlos and Steve play along with the state’s high school TV quiz “Matchwits.”
-  It’s National School Choice Week in Denver and around the nation, with 100+ events in Colorado,
-  We’ll get acquainted with the Colorado education blog Chalkbeat.
-  On Stories of Standards, jazz artists found a classic tucked inside the over-the-top “bigtop” Broadway musical “Jumbo” by Rodgers and Hart.  It’s “My Romance.”

     While Dianne Reeves spends much of the time on tour across the globe, the majestic singer rarely performs back home in Denver. On Saturday, you can catch one of those rare performances at Boettcher Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Center when Reeves hooks up with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m.

Quincy Ave. Rhythm Band Live from KUVO Tonight

Jan 21, 2014

Tune in to KUVO/Geoff Anderson hosts, from the Phyllis A Greer Performance Studio, the music of Quincy Ave. Rhythm Band. Performing under the direction of Stephen Holley, the band is comprised of 18 students, including  vocalists and instrumentalists. This is sure to be a rocking hour of great tunes: you don't want to miss it!

Studio Club Members - be sure to reserve your seat by contacting Arvida via e-mail or phone at 303-446-7631

Shout out to developers: 5 Pts. is "it"

Jan 20, 2014

(originally aired on 7/12/13)Ground was broken on the first residential development of the Five Points Redevelopment Plan this week. The event was just the next step in what has been a strong summer for urban development launches in Denver's urban core. (United Way broke ground at Park Ave./23rd and California St. in June.

Next Week on First Take

Jan 17, 2014

For the week of January 20--

-  Martin Luther King III reads his father’s words about jazz, we’ll talk about the progress of so-called “innovation schools,” and we’ll introduce a new regular feature on First Take, “Jazz on Film.”

This Saturday on JazzSet: Abbey Lincoln's Songs

Jan 16, 2014

This Saturday, January 18 at 10pm, JazzSet presents Abbey Lincoln's Songs.Always a vocalist, Lincoln (1930-2010) acted in movies, fought for Civil Rights, and – in her long, productive last chapter – wrote and recorded personal songs about life. New meanings begin to emerge as Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dianne Reeves and Cassandra Wilson sing Abbey. Musical Director Terri Lyne Carrington. 

JazzSet airs Saturdays at 10:00 PM on KUVO/KVJZ and Saturdays at 4:00 PM on News/Music KUVO HD2.

WEDNESDAY on FIRST TAKE -- 6 to 9A

Jan 14, 2014

 Wednesday on First Take,

Eats & Beats!  10 things you might not have known about MLK, including his favorite dish!

Plus a radio tour of Sugarmill, a delectable pastry shop and full service restaurant on the trendy side of Larimer, north of Broadway.

“Sweet Georgia Brown” by Ben Bernie, Maceo Pinkard and Kenneth Casey was a hit song before the Harlem Globetrotters made it world famous.  Tune in for more amazing versions on “Stories of Standards.”

Summer school for principals is just par for the course - a new, intense course of principal training. This week, Denver Public Schools is using its part of a $75 million grant from The Wallace Foundation to prepare new administrators for the "principal pipeline."

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