It's Throwback Thursday: Tune in for Your Favorite Classics!

Join us for Throwback Thursday, we're spinning classic tunes by the jazz legends of yesteryear all day long! Tune in for hits by Cannonball Adderley, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, and others! Can't get enough of these classic hits? When you become a KUVO member at the $7/month level, you can choose to receive a classic CD handpicked by our Music Director and Lunchtime at the Oasis Host Arturo Gomez! And your support will ensure we can continue sharing the classics with you...
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Live at KUVO: Montgomery/Hermann/Quinlan Sextet | Oct. 8

The Bob Montgomery - Al Hermann - Josh Quinlan Sextet will perform live in the Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio October 8 from 6 to 7 PM MT. In the words of Jazz Music Examiner, this sextet "is a cavalcade of star power and jazz cred anyone can hear throughout this hard-hitting set. Together, they make the perfect jazz group, whether easing into a slow-moving but seductive line in 'Because She Cares' by Bob Montgomery, or finding different lines in Hank Mobley’s rip-roaring 'This I Dig Of...
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Live at KUVO: Max Wagner Quartet | Oct. 9

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Purnell Steen and Friends at DazzleJazz | 1st and 3rd Fridays

Join Purnell Steen and Friends for DazzleJazz's Friday Lunch Club! Steen will lead a jam every first and third Friday, from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Dazzle's three course lunch special is just $10. There is no cover charge, but reservations are highly recommended. Call 303-839-5100 to reserve your spot. Denver has always had a thriving jazz community, and between the 1920s and 1950s, the Five Points neighborhood was the heart of the scene. Known as the "Harlem of the West" at its peak, Five...
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“Cottontail" | Stories of Standards

Oct 5, 2015; info from

In 1940, just as the stage was setting for the Second World War, Duke Ellington returned to the United States after a successful tour of Europe. Upon his return, he penned “Cottontail” and recorded it with his band on May 4, 1940.

Stephen Sondheim is widely viewed as the greatest living composer in American musical theater. "Send in the Clowns," from the show A Little Night Music, may be his most famous work — and yet you might not recognize the song as reimagined for solo piano by Ethan Iverson of the band The Bad Plus.

I Like It Like That: Favreau's "Chef" offers food, music, heart

Oct 1, 2015

As the film opens, the Wild Magnolias’ version of "Iko Iko/Brother John" is slowly pumping up the volume while the camera zooms in on close-ups of a chef’s hands expertly dicing up fennel fronds, zesting lemons, seasoning pots, and slicing up juicy fruit sections.  It’s mouth watering and it’s funky and you know something tasty is getting ready to happen in “Chef” (2014).

Singer as Perceived: New Billie Holiday Biography

Sep 30, 2015

With this book, “Billie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth,” John Szwed gives us an intelligent analysis of both the music of Billie Holiday and the life she and co-author William Dufty described in the memoir, “Lady Sings the Blues.” This is not “just another” Holiday biography, so expect serious unearthing of documented achievement in artistic settings; the accounts of poverty, prostitution, racism, and addiction are to be found elsewhere.

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Vocalist Ed Battle will take the DazzleJazz stage to share swingin' jazz melodies October 11 at 7 PM.

Battle was born into a family of singers in New Jersey. He was encouraged to sing in church and in the jazz-rich Philadelphia community by many of the jazz musicians of his time.

MaryLynn Gillaspie

Jazz Caravan host Erik Troe is hosting Vintage Vinyl at Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club Thursday nights from 11:15 PM to 1 AM.

Nocturne invites you to bring your own vinyl for a chance to spin a half side!

After 11 PM, Nocturne offers drink and food specials, including half-off classic martinis, beer and bubbles and 2 for 1 Cubano sliders.

Alto saxophonist Phil Woods, a leading jazz performer since the 1950s, died Tuesday afternoon. The cause was related to emphysema, his longtime agent, Joel Chriss, confirmed. Woods was 83.


Denver School of the Arts Jazz Workshop Orchestra will perform live in the KUVO studio October 13 from 7 to 8 PM. 

This standard big band packs big sound.

All Studio Club Members are invited to attend this performance! Reserve a seat for you and a guest by contacting Arvida at

5280 Magazine Claims Five Points Has Arrived

Sep 29, 2015

5280 Magazine claims Denver's Five Points has finally arrived after more than 30 years of revitalization efforts. What do you think?

AlFi Records

We usher in Autumn's first New Music Monday edition  with trumpets galore. One of the world's best trumpet players is Arturo Sandoval who releases his first CD for AlFi Records with a performance recorded Live at Yoshi's.  Sandoval is a multi-instrumentalist and as expected not only blows a mean trumpet, he plays plays piano, timbales and does some formidable scatting to boot.



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