Andy O'Leary

Host, The Nightside with Andy O

Andy has been with KUVO since Labor Day 1989. He started as a volunteer on-air host and eventually became the station’s Music Director. He stepped down from that position to concentrate on his eclectic band Coyote Poets of the Universe while staying on as an on-air host for “JazzTales” and “The Jazz Odyssey.” Andy currently hosts "Jazz with Andy O’" weekdays from 1pm to 4pm and "The Nightside With Andy O'"...Poetry and All That Jazz, from Armstrong to Zorn, from Angelou to Zapruder, Sundays from 8pm til midnight. Andy was ornb in New York but has lived in Denver since 1960."I'm excited that I grew up in such a dynamic city with a brilliant culture to enjoy and yet live in the shadows of the amazing Rocky Mountains." An award-winning poet, musician, and broadcaster, Andy considers himself "lucky" to live and work in Denver with KUVO. See you weekday afternoons and Sundays on the Nightside! 

Tune to KUVO in Sunday night August 27 at 8pm to midnight as Andy delves into the new album by Drummer Matt Wilson. "Honey and Salt" which received 5 stars from Downbeat. It's Poetry inspired Jazz at its finest with a stellar line up of musicians.

All the words on the album, be they song lyrics or spoken words were written by the Pulitzer prize-winning former Poet Laureate of the United States Carl Sandburg; and features recitations by Jazz Musicians; Christian McBride, John Scofield, Bill Frisell, Carla Bley, Joe Lovano and Rufus Reid and actor comedian Jack Black.