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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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Celebrate Valentine's at La Cour

Feb 5, 2019

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at La Cour! Delicious food, French wine, special cocktails! Jazz standards and Jazzy blues! Music by Deborah Strafford Trio, Deborah will take you on a romantic journey featuring music from the great women of Jazz. Classics that make you want to fall in love all over again.

Deborah Stafford Jazz Trio with Bob Schlesinger on piano and Jason Malmberg on bass.


Teresa Carroll at The Golden Hotel

Feb 5, 2019

Celebrating 8 years at The Golden Hotel! The Bridgewater Grill features Teresa Carroll with her quartet playing from 6-9 pm. Every first and third Thursday of the month and every Thursday in June, July and August.

The Denver based vocalist, Teresa Carroll makes the round on the Denver jazz scene. Her style is equally at home with The Great American Songbook as with Brazilian, Blues, and Ballads. Carroll has garnered many accolades including being featured on three of KUVO's "Live at the Oasis CDs and has performed in the KUVO Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio several times.


Tune in to Jazz with Victor Cooper - weekdays from 6-9 a.m. MT - for Stories of Standards to hear our favorite versions of this song all week long starting Monday, February 11 and presented by Rodney Franks!


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Indigenous Film Series | Feb 13

Feb 3, 2019

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is pleased to partner with the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management and the Denver American Indian Commission to present Indigenous Film, a monthly indigenous film series.

Four short films about cultural traditions:  the significance of their past, present, and future.
Young Inok, Three Thousand, Ka Piko, Wakening

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There are three rather different events at the top of this week in live music. The first comes on Thursday when saxophonist Ben Wendel brings his Seasons Band to Dazzle, 1512 Curtis, just after a dose of the winter season hit town. Wendel built up a strong reputation as a member of the genre-jumping band Kneebody and the group he has in tow is outstanding across the board.

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The KUVO Studio Club welcomes East High School's "6th Hour Jazz Combo" on Tuesday, February 12 at 7 pm to the Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio. The 6th Hour Jazz Combo is composed of mostly seniors with a few juniors and one sophomore. They started this year by playing the compositions of the jazz greats such as Kenny Dorham, Curtis Fuller, Hank Mobley, and others. They are now playing entirely their own compositions. Every student has written at least one composition so far. We recorded 17 of them for this year’s CD project, due for release in March.

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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!


When a story begins with a father (Reggie) digging a grave, tossing a body into it, and covering it up, while his young daughter (Sam) and her mother (Monique) are watching, you know that buried feelings will rise up to haunt the proceedings. But the deeper question, in the Denver Center Theatre Company's world premiere of playwright Donnetta Lavinia Grays' Last Night and the Night Before, is whether those involved will break the cycle of victims becoming perpetrators.

Warning! Join host Michael Wulfsohn Monday night for “Wulfie’s Wax Museum,” on the Monday Night Beat, as we get funkified with one of the grandmasters of funk, Panamanian born drummer, Billy Cobham, and test your speakers’ fortitude, as we listen and groove to his 1985 GRP Records 24-Track Digital Master LP, “Warning!” A powerful and virtuosic drummer, Billy co-founded with John McLaughlin, the Mahavishnu Orchestra in the early 1970s, and was a leader and sideman on many CTI recordings, as well.

Vinyl Vault: Yellow & Green by Ron Carter

Feb 1, 2019

The spotlight is on the bass this week on the Vinyl Vault as we present Ron Carter’s 1976 album “Yellow & Green.” This CTI album features a number of Carter original compositions as well as a couple covers including Monk’s “Epistrophy.” The lineup of musicians includes Billy Cobham, Kenny Barron, Dom Um Romao, Don Grolnick, Ben Riley and Hugh McCracken.

Join Geoff Anderson for the Vinyl Vault, Tuesday, February 12 at 8:30 pm on KUVO Jazz.



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