Everybody knows the Blue Note in New York.  But the name goes way back.  There were a number of Blue Note clubs around the U.S.  There was even a Blue Note in Boulder for a few years.  Today, there are Blue Note clubs in Rio, Milan, Hawaii, Napa, Beijing, Tokyo and Nagoya.


We’ve gathered up recordings of some of the great live sessions captured at clubs called “The Blue Note,” and we’ll share them with you throughout the day!  It’s a swinging celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month!

Through April, KUVO will be turning up the music and keeping it LIVE! We’ll be playing tracks hourly from these performance spaces, only on KUVO Jazz.

Jazz Appreciation Month (fondly known as “JAM”) was created at the Smithsonian Institution / National Museum of American History in 2001 to recognize and celebrate the extraordinary heritage and history of jazz for the entire month of April.

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! Visit HERE for more info.






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