Geoff Anderson

Host, Tuesday's Night Beat and Substitute Host, All Blues

Geoff Anderson has been a KUVO volunteer for more than 25 years. For almost all that time, he has been on the air Tuesday evenings as the host of The Night Beat with Geoff Anderson. Geoff also regularly fills in as the host for All Blues.

Geoff started in public radio in 1976 at KCSU in Fort Collins. After taking a break from radio to attend law school and start a legal career, Geoff dove back into jazz radio by volunteering at KUVO in 1988 as the station was just starting out.

Geoff is a fan of many types of music and attends concerts around town on a regular basis. He show reviews appear on KUVO's website as well as All About Jazz. Being a music junkie and working in radio during the '70s resulted in Geoff amassing an extensive record collection that he has kept intact to this day.

During his weekly feature, "The Vinyl Vault," on-air every Tuesday at 8:30 PM, Geoff shares a record from his collection that isn't in the KUVO library.

In his spare time, Geoff is a real estate attorney at Sweetbaum, Levin & Sands, PC .

Popular music is all about what’s new. Quality is measured by age. The newest of the new is best and the quality decays quickly. It has a half-life shorter than a modern attention span. (Is there a relationship here?) It may be that music doesn’t go from good to bad as it ages, it just becomes irrelevant. No self-respecting, trendy cool kid would ever be caught listening to anything out of date. There are always exceptions, of course; the occasional iconoclast that makes an affectation out of listening to Billie Holliday or the Monkees or even REM.

This week’s Vinyl Vault will feature a 1979 album by Zoot Sims entitled “Warm Tenor.” This straight ahead set features Jimmy Rowles on piano, George Mraz on bass and Mousey Alexander on the drums. The set list includes many standards, both familiar and obscure. The album is on the Pablo Records label so you know it’s both tasteful and tasty…not to mention swingin’. Check out the Vinyl Vault with Geoff Anderson this Tuesday at 8:30 on KUVO JAZZ.

This week on the Vinyl Vault, it’s an all-star jam session from 1978, “Live at Rick’s Café Americain.” Rick’s was a jazz nightclub in Chicago. The session was originally planned as a Joe Venuti date, but he passed away just a couple of weeks before the planned recording session. The remaining players went ahead with the recording and turned in spirited performances. The album features Red Norvo on vibes, Urbie Green on trombone, Buddy Tate on saxophones, Dave McKenna on piano, Steve LaSpina on bass and Barrett Deems on drums.

Geoff Anderson

Angelique Kidjo
Femi Kuti
August 9, 2018
Botanic Gardens, Denver

This Tuesday from 8 to 10 pm, host Geoff Anderson presents “The Best of the Vinyl Vault.” It will be two hours of all vinyl, all from Anderson’s basement, featuring the best cuts heard on the Vinyl Vault over the years.

This summer, Geoff Anderson marks 30 years as a volunteer announcer at KUVO, almost all of it on Tuesday nights and an all vinyl show seemed like a great way to acknowledge the milestone. “After all,” he said, “what could possibly be more fun than playing my favorite albums on the radio?”