Colorado Gives Day is Tuesday, December 5, and we’ll have school bands playing LIVE from KUVO’s Masterpiece Studio.

At 3:00 p.m., it’s the CCJA BeBop Police. (At noon, it’s the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts Messengers. At 7:00 p.m., it’s Camilla Vaitaitis & Alumni Friends.)

KUVO Studio Club & Beat Collective members, you will receive an invitation via email, be sure to click on the RSVP button to reserve seats for you and your guest.

The BeBop Police are one of the premiere high school ensembles of the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts (CCJA), a unique non-profit organization dedicated to empowering youth to creatively express themselves through the language of jazz. These talented young musicians come together from all over the Denver Metro area.

The CCJA BeBop Police are:

  • Eli Mercado, trumpet (Denver School of the Arts)
  • Elise Luzietti, alto sax (Littleton HS)
  • Isabella Sandvall, tenor sax (Cherry Creek HS )
  • Sam Field, bari sax (Chatfield HS )
  • Charlie Rueschhoff, trombone (Lakewood HS )
  • Elias Haberberger, vibes (Denver School of the Arts)
  • Luca Dardanis, piano (Denver School of the Arts)
  • Aesop Pelta-Tiller, bass (Denver School of the Arts)
  • Patrick Hurley, drums (Denver School of the Arts)

Noted bassist Gonzalo Teppa directs the CCJA BeBop Police.  He’s a two-time Latin Grammy nominee for work on the recordings by Linda Briceño and Luisito Quintero, and he was named “Best Jazz Soloist” by Downbeat Magazine (2004, 2005, 2006) and at the Greeley Jazz Festival (2004, 2005).  His performance credits include Wynton Marsalis, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Chris Potter, Tom Harrell, Ron Miles, Art Lande, Slide Hampton, Don Byron, Jeremy Pelt, and others. Teppa also leads three CD projects.

Tune in for the CCJA BeBop Police on Colorado Gives Day, Tuesday, December 5 at 3:00 p.m. on KUVO, on the air (89.3 FM), on the stream (, on the KUVO App, and on KUVO’s YouTube Channel.

LIVE performances on KUVO JAZZ are supported by Bonfils Stanton Foundation, Drum City Guitarland, Grace Design Pro Audio, Listen Up, Flesher-Hinton Music in Wheat Ridge, Schmitt Music – Englewood, and made possible by KUVO’s Studio Club and Beat Collective members.



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