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“Summertime” | Listener Picks 2, April 28

Composed by George Gershwin, “Summertime” made its debut on October 10, 1935, song on the American folk opera Porgy and Bess. Actress Abbie Mitchell sings it as a lullaby to…

“How High the Moon” | Listener Picks 2, April 28

“How High the Moon” was composed by Morgan Lewis with lyrics by Nancy Hamilton. The tune made its Broadway debut in 1940, performed by Alfred Drake and Frances Comstock for…

Strayhorn's "Raincheck" | Stories of Standards

"Raincheck" was composed by Billy Strayhorn and arranged by Les Hooper. Recorded in the wake of Strayhorn's death by his long-time music partner, Duke Ellington, the song debuted in Ellington's…

"Caravan" | Listener Picks 2, April 27

Barney Bigard and His Jazzopaters were the first to record “Caravan” in 1936. The tune was composed by trombonist Juan Tizol and arranged by Duke Ellington. Tune in today as…

"Nature Boy" | Listener Picks 1, April 27

Nat “King” Cole first released “Nature Boy” - composed by eden ahbez - in 1948. Tune in today as we celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with some of this compositions most notable covers! A year…

New Music Monday--April Finale

We close out another  April Jazz Appreciation Month by featuring a project by 6 of the Front Range's finest musicians, it's The Montgomery Herman Quinlan Sextet's Hear, Here on Summit…

“Les Feuilles Mortes” | Listener Picks, April 25

“Les Feuilles Mortes” (“The Dead Leaves”) was composed in 1945 by Joseph Kosma with lyrics by poet Jacques Prévert for the 1946 French film Les Portes de la nuit. Yves Montand was…

Baur's Listening Lounge Officially Open for Business

Denver's newest jazz gem, Baur's Listening Lounge, welcomed nearly 100 people to its grand opening April 23.  Guests enjoyed live music provided by the Music Appreciation Society and a taste of Baur's menu. Executive…

It's International Jazz Day | 800-574-5886

Tune in to KUVO to celebrate the culmination of Jazz Appreciation Month on April 30 with International Jazz Day! CELEBRATE, EDUCATE, PARTICIPATE: This is how we keep jazz alive and connected…

"Joy Spring" | Listener Picks, April 24

Clifford “Brownie” Brown’s composition “Joy Spring” was first recorded on the West Coast in the summer of '54 and included in a Pacific Jazz album aptly titled "Clifford Brown: Jazz…

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