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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…

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

Norman Provizer

If you want to set up your jazz-listening tent at one spot for the coming week, the place to do it is at Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club. Starting on…

Canción Mexicana celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month

Canción Mexicana celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month by combining the best of these two worlds. The result is beautiful music. Music written by jazz artists like Herbie Hancock, Herb Alpert, Tony…

On Stage—Harold Mabern and Eric Alexander

KUVO’s archive series “On Stage” features a performance from (protégé) reedman Eric Alexander and (mentor), pianist Harold Mabern, recorded in the Phyllis A. Greer Studio. Harold Mabern was Alexander’s instructor…

Colorado music venues planning their comebacks

Jennifer Castor, Brian Willie

by Jennifer Castor, Brian Willie • Published on April 6, 2021 DENVER — Local music and performing arts venues are starting to reopen — slowly. With warm weather returning and some pandemic restrictions lifting, the…

Happy Birthday to Billie Holiday!

Nikki Giron

Fun facts about Billie Holiday: —Billie Holiday had a very limited vocal range. —Eleanora Fagan is Billie’s Real name. The name Billie came from a silent movie star Billie Dove.…

2021 KUVO Gear

Check out our lineup of this year’s t-shirts and hoodies, our tribute to local jazz legend Freddy Rodriquez Sr., and your gift for your support at these levels. After developing…

Jazz Mentor Bob Montgomery

Mentoring is built into the craft of making music. While there are a few self-taught musicians that go on to fame and fortune, the great majority of working musicians studied…

10 of the Most Famous Jazz Composers in History

Matt Fripp

There was a real range - from Jelly Roll Morton back in the early 20th Century, to famous jazz musicians like Charles Mingus, Thelonious and Wayne Shorter who contributed a…

New Music Monday—Ralph Peterson, Rosalyn McClore, & Jennifer Wharton

The following albums are premiering on the KUVO airwaves on Monday, April 5 at noon. We begin Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) with a special debut of a recording not due…

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