Roberta Gambarini | KUVO/KVJZ

Roberta Gambarini

Roberta Gambarini | Jan 11 & 12

Jan 2, 2019

Roberta Gambarini moved to the U.S. in 1998, from Milan Italy, and won a scholarship to the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. A few weeks after her arrival in America, she entered the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition and came in third behind Jane Monheit. She was invited to sing in New York City, where she met Benny Carter and James Moody. Moody became her teacher, mentor, and friend.

This Sunday, November 26, at 4 p.m., KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” features a variety of sessions with vocalists Roberta Gambarini, Allan Harris and Joni Janak.

Roberta Gambarini’s session was originally broadcast live in 2014, backed by Eric Gunnison, Mark Simon and Paul Romaine.  The Allan Harris date goes back to 2005, and he does a little guitar work himself, accompanied by Jeff Jenkins and Mark Simon.  Joni Janak performed several times at KUVO.  We’ll present music from her performances in 2004 and 2006, in both quartet and quintet arrangements.

Roberta Gambarini

Mar 22, 2017

Throughout the month of March, KUVO celebrates Women’s History Month by recognizing the contributions of notable women from the past who have impacted music. We will also be spotlighting women of the present who are actively creating memorable music today.

Join Carlos Lando & Dan Feinberg for a KUVO live broadcast from Dazzle Jazz this Thursday, August 18 at approx. 8:30 to 10pm as Roberta Gambarini performs with local musicians...Eric Gunnison on piano, Mark Simon on bass and Paul Romaine on drums. Roberta will perform at Dazzle Jazz on 8/18 - 6:30 & 8:30pm and 8/19 and 8/20 - 7 & 9 pm.

If you were in New York this weekend, you get a taste of home by swinging by Jazz at Lincoln Center where guitarist Bill Frisell is offering “Up and Down the Mississippi Traveling Highway 61.”

Frisell, who was born in Baltimore, grew up in Denver where he switched from clarinet to guitar and learned about jazz from his teacher, guitarist Dale Bruning. But beyond that, the band traveling Highway 61 with Frisell includes Denver-based cornetist and trumpeter Ron Miles who heads the Jazz and American Improvised Music program at MSU Denver.