Sure, KUVO appreciates and celebrates jazz every day. But since the Smithsonian Institution designated April as “Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM),” we’re happy to make this month an occasion to raise the flag a little higher, and shine a little extra light on the jazz art form.

In Aprils past, we’ve celebrated particular artists, eras, styles and geographies of jazz. Each day in April 2018, KUVO will feature a well-known jazz venue, club, festival or location. Each hour, KUVO jazz hosts will spotlight a live track from that venue. Famous jazz venues in NYC alone include the Blue Note, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola and Jazz at Lincoln Center, Smoke Jazz Club, The Village Vanguard, the Village Gate, and many more. Famous jazz festivals include Newport, Monterey, Montreux (Switzerland), North Sea, and New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festivals. Colorado’s famous jazz venues include Vartan’s, Telluride, Vail, Dazzle, Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club, La Cour, the Gibson Jazz Parties, and of course, KUVO’s Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio.

Plus, DAILY throughout April, we’re giving away tickets to jazz shows in the area! And, we’ll have some great performances for the Studio Club in the Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio!

The stated mission of National Museum of American History’s declaration in 2001 was to recognize and celebrate the extraordinary heritage and history of jazz. JAM is intended to stimulate and encourage people of all ages to participate in jazz – to study the music, attend concerts, listen to jazz on radio and recordings, read books about jazz, and more. The Smithsonian has a website with links to posters, resources for students and teachers, a directory of Jazz Societies, archives to previous years’ performances, articles, blog posts and more!

Through April, KUVO Jazz will be turning up the music and keeping it LIVE! 


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