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Janine Santana

Peter R. Furlong, PhD

Janine Santana, a Latin Jazz percussionist, has been performing and broadcasting music on the Colorado Front Range for twenty years, after having been raised in the locales Brooklyn, New York,…

Denver Auto Show: A new day for diesel

interview with David Sowers Diesel engines were in bad need of a makeover: noisy, smoky and smelly.  But the mileage was so much better, the nation's truck fleets have long…

Artist Jesse DuBois: man at work

interview with Jesse DuBois Born and raised in Denver, Jesse DuBois has met most of jazz music's greatest names.  His father ran Colorado's Jim Crow-era resort for African Americans, Lincoln…

Doors Open Denver: 10th year to take a close look

interview with Brit Probst Doors Open Denver, in its 10th year, is billed as the annual celebration of Denver's built environment and design.  This year's event chairman Brit Probst visited "First…

Trials of Muhammad Ali: director Bill Siegel

interview with Bill Siegel The 2013 documentary "The Trials of Muhammad Ali" screened in Denver recently as part of the Community Cinema series, and it airs on "Independent Lens" on…

Brother Thelonious beer, pairs great with jazz

interview with Doug Moody Belly up to the bar for a taste of "bottled be-bop."  That's Brother Thelonious Belgian style abbey ale in particular we're talking about.  The unique name and…

Wooden Table: food AND front of house

interview with Jane Knauf One must travel south to Greenwood Village to taste the wares of The Wooden Table, featured this week on "First Take with Lando and Chavis."  Co-owner…

Musical Highlights from Dr. Provizer

            This year’s annual Metro State Jazz Celebration has percussionist Jose Madera as its special guest. For many years, the New York-born Madera helped propel the…

Great Day in Harlem

  Good morning, JAM Trivia Fans! Today on First Take, Matthew Goldwasser reviews the documentary, "Great Day in Harlem". The iconic photo of jazz greats that's the subject of the documentary…

Paul Robeson trivia answer revealed

JAZZ TRIVIA: WednesdayToday, we mark the birthday of singer, actor and political activist Paul Robeson. He appeared on hundreds of recordings and acted in scores of films. However, he only…

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