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The Jazz River—The Magic & Artistry of Maria Schneider

Composer, conductor, band leader, 12-time Grammy nominated, 5-time winner in Jazz, Classical, and Pop categories. Maria Schneider is a 2019 recipient of NEA Jazz Master status. She has held her…

The Jazz River—Hitting for the Monk Cycle

In baseball one of the rarest feats is to “hit for the cycle,” that is to have a single, a double, a triple and a home run all in the…

The Jazz River—David Amram—All American Eclectic

If ever there was person deserving of both the NEA Jazz Master status and a Kennedy Award, and maybe throw in a Presidential Medal of Freedom, it is the now…

Celebrating the Listeners of The Jazz River

Since its launch in August of last year, The Jazz River has sought to live up to its ideal to represent Jazz’s influence on the world and the world’s influence…

The Jazz River—Scandinavian Jazz Lights Up the Sky

In the farthest northeastern corner of Europe, are the nations of Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland. Together they make up the region called Scandinavia. Jazz came to most Scandinavian…

The Jazz River—The World of Spiritual Jazz

In 1965 John Coltrane’s masterpiece A Love Supreme was released. It not only wowed the critics, but won legions of jazz fans, old and new alike, who embraced his new…

The Jazz River—Celebrating Scotty & Origins-Orgy In Rhythm

August 3 was the 5th anniversary of the passing of Linard 'Scotty' Scott who created the one-of-a-kind program for KUVO JAZZ, Origins-Orgy In Rhythm. "Since I share part of his…

The Jazz River—The Bright Moments of Rahsaan Roland Kirk

"Rahsaan Roland Kirk was a Titan. A walking university of theses on the history of Jazz and Black Classical Arts. Basically, blind from birth, on his own he mastered the…

The Jazz River—Jazz Gumbo: A Louisiana Love Letter

Originally the place was surrounded by swamps and woods, and tucked in were slave cabins as well as small clusters of Indians living there in the late 1700s. Today you…

The Jazz River—Gil Scott-Heron - Deep Cuts

It must not have been easy to be Gil Scott-Heron. Poet, bluesologist, Griot, and whose sharp humor and even sharper political critique became a voice of a generation and a…

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