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2024 Jazz Hero Carlos Lando — Jazz Journalist Association

Carlos “Lando” Cartagena is simply the most important jazz radio personality in the history of Denver and the Front Range! Since he arrived from New York via Puerto Rico in…

The Nightside — Mingus Mingus Mingus le Grande Charles

He was born in Nogales Arizona April 22, 1922. Bassist, Bandleader, Composer, Writer, Poet, Volcanic Force for Civil Rights. Mingus is my hero, he is, next to Duke Ellington one…

Eats & Beats: Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs

There are hot dogs, and then there’s Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs. Just two blocks from Coors Field, both their locations get busy in the ballpark neighborhood during baseball season. Owner…

JAM! "Buster" Williams

Charles Anthony "Buster" Williams is an American jazz bassist. Williams is known for his membership in pianist Herbie Hancock's early 1970s group, as well as working with guitarist Larry Coryell,…

Chantil and the Dukes of Art

Chantil Dukart is an indigenous jazz pianist, singer, and composer with roots in the Tsimshian and Sugpiaq tribes of Alaska and will be coming to the Muse with her trio…

CJRO: Lady Sings the Grooves with Tatiana LadyMay Mayfield

Tatiana LadyMay Mayfield's vocal blend of jazz, R&B, soul, and funk is sure to captivate audiences, especially when joined by the Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra big band. With such a…

CJRO Swing Swing Swing: Benny and Beyond

Duke Ellington wrote a song in 1931 titled “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing),” and for a generation of music lovers those were words to…

Studio Club: The Colorado Mambo Septet

April is Jazz Appreciation Month, and on Thursday, April 18, KUVO celebrates Latin and Salsa music with a specially curated all-day playlist, and capped off with a live performance by…

Orquesta Akokán

Orquesta Akokán with Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen When Orquesta Akokán burst onto the global music scene in 2018, their no-holds-barred 21st-century take on the venerable Cuban mambo…

JAM! Bessie Smith

Pop"No time to marry, no time to settle down; I'm a young woman, and I ain't done runnin' around.” – Bessie Smith Born April 15, 1894 in Chattanooga TN in…

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