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10 Amazing Facts About Jazz Legend Duke Ellington

Because it's Duke Ellington Day! Born on April 29, 1899, Washington, D.C., died on May 24, 1974, New York, NY 1. His parents were pianists - Born in 1899, the…

Mentors & Protégés

Thank you for celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month with us! We hope you enjoyed the different "Mentors and Protégés” we featured throughout the month. Mentor: Duke Ellington & Protégé: Billy Strayhorn…

Jazz Goes to the Movies Week 4

Tune in to week four of Jazz Goes to the Movies as we turn our attention to music from Film Noir classics, spy thrillers, and music inspired by movies. We'll…

The Shop: Facts on the Vax

Health officials say vaccines are critical to turning the tide against COVID-19. But younger residents are most likely to distrust vaccine programs. Coming up on a special simulcast edition of…

Vinyl Vault—"Yr." by Steve Tibbitts

It’s guitar nirvana on the next Vinyl Vault when we feature a 1980 release from Steve Tibbitts entitled “Yr.” This was Tibbitts’ second album and was originally released on Tibbitts’…

Stories of Standards—Don't Get Around Much Anymore

Linda Hillshafer

Tune in weekday mornings to hear our favorite versions of "Don't Get Around Much Anymore.” Rodney Franks presents Stories of Standards Monday through Friday at 7:50 and 8:50 am beginning…

New Music Monday—Vincent Herring, Rodney Whitaker, Jihye Lee Orchestra

New music premiering Monday, April 26, at noon on New Music Monday: Vincent Herring - "Preaching to the Choir" Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Vincent has been living…

Happy Birthday to Ella Fitzgerald!

Nikki Giron

Many are unaware of the friendship and story behind Ella Fitzgerald and Marylin Monroe. Ella was under the management of Norman Granz in the 1950s. Like many African American Musicians at…

Hispanic Community Voices

Join Rocky Mountain Public Media and AARP, along with Colorado community leaders, for a virtual film screening and conversation. We are all deeply impacted by the pandemic, but members of our…

Long Play on The Nightside with Andy O'

It’s called “Long Play” and it gives Nightside host Andy O’ the opportunity to explore the longest tracks of the KUVO library. We will celebrate two birthdays with Long Play…

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