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Meeting Your Heroes

Seth Lewis for Allegro Magazine

Mentorship is a vital tradition in music, especially in jazz. An excellent role model was the late Bob Cranshaw, whose life I am researching for my graduate thesis. I want…

Happy Birthday to Herbie Hancock

Nikki Giron

Herbie Hancock Song Facts: Growing up in the '40s and '50s in Chicago, Herbie Hancock was around street vendors, including the "watermelon men," who peddled the fruit. This provided the…

In the Moment—a Book Review

Peter R. Furlong, PhD

In this book, Possibilities, by Herbie Hancock, the words seem to flow as the author’s music career has evolved—smoothly and naturally. Herbie’s musical talent was apparent at age eleven, when…

Technical Difficulties

Please accept our apologies. We are currently experiencing technical issues with our Breckenridge transmitter at 89.7 FM. Repairs will be made as soon as our engineers can safely get to…

Stories of Standards—Night in Tunisia

Linda Hillshafer

Tune in weekday mornings to hear our favorite versions of "Night in Tunisia.” Rodney Franks presents Stories of Standards Monday through Friday at 7:50 and 8:50 am beginning Monday, April…

New Music Monday—Greg Abate, Berta Moreno & Afro-Soul Jazz Project, and John Hasselback III

New music premiering on April 12, at noon on New Music Monday with host Arturo Gómez includes: Greg Abate - "Magic Dance: The Music of Kenny Barron" The sizzling sounds…

Vinyl Vault—Johnny Hammond “Wild Horses Rock Steady"

The Vinyl Vault gets down with the funky organ of Johnny Hammond and his 1972 session “Wild Horses Rock Steady.” The album was an early release on the Kudu record…

Long Play—The Nightside with Andy O'

We roll out a new fixture during the last hour of The Nightside with Andy O'. It's called "Long Play" and it gives Nightside host Andy O' the opportunity to…

RIP at 86: Ramón 'Papi' Pacheco

RIP at 86: Ramón Pacheco, percussionist, Dean of Denver’s Latin Musicians. September 27, 1934, Brooklyn, NY to April 4, 2021, Northglenn, CO Early Easter Sunday morning the retired percussionist, Ray…

On Stage—The Bigger the Better—Big Bands

KUVO’s performance archive show “On Stage” showcases the most elaborate and complex assemblage of jazz musicians – the big band. The Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio is known as an…

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