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Denver's Junk Band Orchestra: for the youth!

interview with Shawn Palmer, members of The Junk Band Orchestra   The Junk Band Orchestra builds their instruments from junk.  It's about young people redeeming broken things.  Producer Shawn Palmer and…

Gumbo le Funque. Laissez les bons temps rouler!

The name sets your expectations and the music  delivers on that promise: Gumbo le Funque plays bumpin' New Orleanian blues, funk and jazzy R&B.  Keeping a busy gigging schedule throughout…

Denis DiBlasio Interviewed on The Jazz Caravan

Baritone saxophonist, flutist, composer and arranger Dennis DiBlasio is in town from New Jersey to conduct a master class at Community of Christ Church at 480 Marion Street on Saturday,…

Vinyl Vault: "Silver 'N Brass" Horace Silver 1975

This Tuesday on the Vinyl Vault we’ll pay tribute to the late Horace Silver with a few cuts from his 1975 Blue Note album “Silver ‘N Brass.” The album consists…

Farewell to AlterNative Voices' Susanne Aikman

We are saddened to inform you of the passing of Susanne Aikman, the longtime host and producer of  alterNative Voices.  Susie had been diagnosed with an advanced form of cancer…

Venus Cruz: KUVO's Goddess of Song

As a radio programmer on the Wednesday night Jazz Odyssey, Venus Cruz has a penchant for spinning the unexpected deep album cut or casting her light upon the just plain…

Hometown Heroine Tia Fuller Stops By KUVO

Saxophonist, educator, bandleader, and Mack Avenue recording artist Tia Fuller returns to her home state this week, performing a Friday evening concert at the King Center on the Auraria Campus…

Vinyl Vault: "Heavy Juice" Greg Piccolo 1990

This week on the Vinyl Vault we’ll hear some swingin’ rhythm and blues from sax man Greg Piccolo. Piccolo was a member, and for a while the leader, of the…

June CD of the Month: Theo Croker Afro Physicist"

At the age of only 29, Theo Croker not only has the chops to be an outstanding trumpeter, he also has imaginative music concepts, the love of many different styles…

Before Brown: Mendez desegregation story in childrens book

interview with Duncan Tonatiuh Seven years before the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark 1954 Brown v. Board of Education ruling that outlawed school segregation, the State of California wrestled with the question…

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