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It's JAM Time!

KUVO celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month throughout April with the theme, “It Was A Very Good Year!” But what makes a very good year? When there are so many releases, we can barely keep up.

Of course, we started with 1959 – the landmark year so packed with breakthrough releases, a 60-minute BBC documentary "1959, The Year That Changed Jazz." We think you’ll find it an hour well spent.

But KUVO presenters don’t remain in single-year boxes very well. The world of jazz...

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Studio Club: Denver School of the Arts Jazz Workshop Orchestra | Apr 15

The Denver School of the Arts Jazz Workshop Orchestra is performing for Studio Club on Monday, April 15 at 7 to 8 pm. Denver School of the Arts is a public magnet program of the Denver Public Schools serving 6th through 12th graders. The school is comprised of 11 art majors. Making their fourth appearance at the Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival , in May of 2019, the Jazz Workshop Orchestra is one of the premier ensembles at the Denver School of the Arts. ...

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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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