Latin Jazz on stage is both more primal (as is live music generally) and more electric (as in static in the air from the excitement of the audience). Tune in for KUVO’s performance archive show “On Stage” featuring live and local recordings of some of the greats: Barretto, Ruiz, Valentin, Valdés, and Palmieri.

We broadcast Ray Barretto & New World Spirit 20 years ago live from Vartan Jazz. The 2004 session with now-departed masters Hilton Ruiz and Dave Valentin (with Hugh Ragin and Ken Walker) in the Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio was unforgettable. The legendary Chuchito Valdés brought his sextet to KUVO in 2005. And of course, KUVO’s relationship with Eddie Palmieri culminated in a New Year’s Eve show at Denver’s I-70 Holiday Inn, and a multi-part nationally syndicated radio show. Eddie’s band at the KUVO studio sessions included Brian Lynch, David Sánchez, and Giovanni Hidalgo.

The “Latin Blowout” is this Saturday, December 11, at 10 pm, and Monday, December 13, at 7 pm. Only on KUVO JAZZ.

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