You made it count! Thank you for your support!

Together, we raised over $105,000 to support the music on KUVO during the fall pledge drive! Thank you for becoming a new member, renewing your support, and for providing an additional gift in support of our member challenges. Our goal to sign up new Jazz Messenger's was surpassed -- thank you! We would love to invite you into the family of supporters, support the music today !

Because of you...we are community, culture and music!

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The Dana Landry Trio | Thursdays at Nocturne

Performing, recording, and touring together for over 15 years, the Dana Landry Trio has appeared throughout the U.S. and in Asia and Europe, and their debut recording Memphis Skyline (Artist Alliance Records) reached the Top 40 on the Jazz Week radio airplay chart. In addition to working as a standalone trio, the group has performed with some of the most prominent names in jazz including Eddie Daniels, Ingrid Jensen, George Garzone, Jaleel Shaw, Dave Pietro, Bob Sheppard, Clay Jenkins, and...

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Stories of Standards: "Autumn in New York"

Frijoles Colorado Cuban Café 7th Anniversary Celebration

Frijoles Colorado Cuban Café, the winner of the People Choice’s Award for best food served at KUVO Jazz 2018 Live at the Vineyards will celebrate their 7th Anniversary on Saturday, October 13, from 11 am to 5 pm.

They will roast a pork, Cuban style, music provided by KUVO Music Director, Arturo Gómez, a classic and vintage car show by Ol’ Skool Street Rollers and a full menu of authentic Cuban food served by authentic transplanted Miami Cubans with 4 generations of restauranteurs...

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Concert Review: "Kneebody"

Sep 30, 2018

Ambient. Ethereal. Haunting. Dissonant. Dreamy.

Live at Dazzle playing cuts from their newest album “Anti-Hero,” Kneebody transcends and melds genres simultaneously, incorporating elements of Funk, Hip-Hop, Soul and even a dash of Metal at times.

Each measure of music is a whirlwind of sonic texture, overtaking the bodily sense, transporting the audience to a place otherworldly.

Ches Smith Trio | Oct 4

Sep 30, 2018

Ches Smith is an American musician whose primary instruments are drums, percussion, and vibraphone. He writes and performs music in a wide variety of contexts, including solo percussion, experimental rock bands, and small and large jazz groups. In addition to his own ensembles, Smith performs with John Zorn, Tim Berne, Marc Ribot, Darius Jones, Mr. Bungle, Secret Chiefs 3, Xiu Xiu, Vijay Iyer, Dave Holland, Ben Goldberg, Tim Berne, Mary Halvorson, Dave Douglas, and many others.

The Ches Smith Trio: Ches Smith– Drums/Vibraphone, Craig Taiborn-Piano, and Mat Maneri– Violin

Book Review: Robbie Robertson’s “Testimony”

Sep 29, 2018

Robbie Robertson had a music band while growing up on the Six Nations Indian Reserve in Canada, but he owes his professional music origins to two guys playing rockabilly and blues covers in the Arkansas Delta region. At age fifteen, Robertson gave two songs he had written to Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks after his band had opened for a Hawks performance in Canada. Returning to Arkansas, Hawkins recorded these songs for a new album. Hawkins invited his young composer/guitarist discovery to Fayetteville for a crash course in rockabilly guitar playing.

Rocky Mountain International Audio Fest | Oct 5-7

Sep 29, 2018

What is RMAF? The 15th Annual Rocky Mountain International Audio Fest (RMAF) is the largest consumer audio and home entertainment show in the United States. Simply put: “mega stereo systems!” Denver’s own audio wonderland now features over 160 exhibit spaces representing more than 400 companies from North and South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

This week’s Vinyl Vault, fundraiser addition, will be Pat Metheny’s 1984 album “Rejoicing” released on ECM records. Heavily influenced by Ornette Coleman, it not only features three Coleman compositions, but also Coleman’s rhythm section in bassist Charlie Haden and drummer Billy Higgins. Metheny wrote several tunes on the album, Haden wrote one and the album kicks off with a Horace Silver composition. The players are highly compatible and sympathetic and the trio format gives Metheny plenty of room for his unique solos.

Stories of Standards: "Bags' Groove" by Milt Jackson

Sep 28, 2018

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, October 1!

Stories of Standards is sponsored by ListenUp - If you love music, you’ll love ListenUp.

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance | Rhapsody in Black

Sep 26, 2018

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance presents Rhapsody in Black: African American culture in Paris. Music, spoken word, and DANCE. Baker, Baldwin, Hughes, Dunham, Simone…at the Gates Hall, Newman Center, University and Iliff on the University of Denver Campus. September 28, 29, 30.
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Julian Lage | Sep 29

Sep 25, 2018

The New York Times calls Julian "…one of jazz's breezier virtuosos, possessed of an unflappable technical facility and a seemingly boundless curiosity." At age 27, Julian Lage already boasts a resume that an artist twice his age would be proud to claim. A former child prodigy—he was the subject of the 1997 documentary Jules at Eight—the California- born, now New York–based guitarist has collaborated with such giants as Gary Burton, Jim Hall, David Grisman, Béla Fleck, and Charles Lloyd.

The Organization Plays Prince | Sept 29

Sep 25, 2018

The Organization exploring the music of the modern pop music master, Prince! Featuring: Jeff Jenkins: Hammond B3 organ, Khabu Doug Young: guitar, Mike Marlier: drums and Anisha Rush: Alto sax


Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club presents
The Organization Plays Prince
Saturday, September 29:
Set 1: 7-8:30 pm
Set 2: 9:00-10:30 pm
$18 Artist Fee per person, per set -Reservations highly recommended

Book Review: A Welcome Murder

Sep 25, 2018

It’s often said when it comes to literature, that spinning a good yarn can best be done when one writes about “the other”. The "other" being out of the ordinary human beings grasping by their fingernails at the very fringes of life.  Losers, stooges, lowlifes, users, manipulators and narcissists, these are the characters known in literature as “the other”.



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