KUVO programming highlights!

On Stage: Tony Desare

Aug 1, 2018

This Sunday, August 5, at 4 p.m., KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” throws you back to the Rat Pack era with singer, pianist, composer, and raconteur Tony Desare from the Vail Jazz Festival.

Downbeat Magazine calls Tony Desare a “rising star male vocalist,” thanks to his six CDs, and performances from Carnegie Hall, on YouTube with Postmodern Jukebox, with symphony orchestras and headlining in Las Vegas with Don Rickles. His performance this summer as part of the Vail Jazz Festival was with the dynamic 17-piece H2 Big Band.

Highlighting Tower of Power's performance at Levitt Pavilion on Saturday, Aug. 4 and their 50th anniversary CD release “Soul Side of Town,” KUVO’s soul revival show “The Funky Boombox” is featuring a two-hour Tower of Power special tonight at 10 p.m.

With more than two dozen LPs to their credit, the Oakland, Calif. band has come to literally define funk.  Host Rob Seligmann will be joined by KUVO Music Director Arturo Gómez, who admits to being a total devotee of TOP.

Eat! Drink! Dance! Live at the Vineyards!

Jul 23, 2018

Your ticket to Live at the Vineyards is an opportunity to indulge in a grand tasting of over 20 restaurants and greet top chefs. Simply walk up to any booth and grab a bite! It will be a medley of culinary delights paired with a wine tasting from Balistreri Vineyards, including three KUVO Signature wines, and music by the Spanish Harlem Orchestra.

On Stage: Django Festival All-Stars

Jul 23, 2018

This Sunday, July 29, at 4 pm, KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” flat-out swings with the Django Festival All-stars, recorded live at Vail Square!

The Django Festival Allstars’ U.S. tour features five players whose string instruments (guitars, bass, violin) and accordion channel the brilliance and intensity of the Belgian master.  One of Europe’s greatest music families, father guitarist/violinist Dorado Schmitt and sons Samson and Amati, are joined by accompanists known for “hot jazz,” and the romance of the era.

This Sunday, July 22, at 4pm, KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” heats up with the piano of Nachito Herrera, captured live at Vail Square!

Born Ignacio Herrera in Cuba, “Nachito” grew up as a piano phenomenon, performing with the Havana Symphony Orchestra at age 12. He’s played with orchestras world-wide, but his Latin jazz legacy was as the musical director for Cubanismo!  A composer and arranger, he’s toured the world’s top jazz festivals and gathered awards including Grammys, Emmys, the Immigrant of Distinction Award among others.