KUVO Jazz

KUVO Jazz Listener-supported Jazz, Blues, Latin, Soul, R&B and more! Broadcasting live from Denver, Colorado.

Since 1985, KUVO – an independent, public radio station – has provided a rare blend of music and news. We broadcast the very best in jazz, Latin jazz, and blues in addition to seventeen locally produced, culturally diverse programs. Our mission is to provide distinctive music, news, and informational programming reflecting the values and cultural diversity of our listener community. We frequently

feature live broadcasts of national touring artists as well as local musicians and students from our Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Performance Studio and broadcast remotely from concerts, festivals, and community events. KUVO is a subsidiary of Rocky Mountain Public Media, Inc., a Colorado nonprofit that is also home to Rocky Mountain PBS and the Sister Station of THE DROP 104.7. Community Guidelines:
If/when comments are made that engage in any of the following behaviors, they will be deleted/hidden from KUVO digital platforms and/or you will be asked to leave an event: hate speech, obscene, harassing, threatening, abusive or defamatory behavior toward an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religious belief, race, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability or otherwise.

This Sunday's edition will be the first of 2024 and it should be a very enjoyable one. We'll celebrate the birth of the ...
01/06/2024

This Sunday's edition will be the first of 2024 and it should be a very enjoyable one. We'll celebrate the birth of the all-time great, one of the "Big Three", Tito Rodríguez. Talk about greats, we'll honor the birthday of the trend setting Cuban conguero, Chano Pozo whose life is part myth and part legend. Add to them we got pioneering pianist Noro Morales, one of the best soneros of more recent vintage, Frankie Vásquez and the creator of the mozambique rhythm which was all the rage around the globe in the early to mid-60s and which stirred quite a controversy in New York City.

Our sister station Rocky Mountain PBS, covered the impactful work being done in the community to support migrants facing...
01/05/2024

Our sister station Rocky Mountain PBS, covered the impactful work being done in the community to support migrants facing their first Colorado winter.

“This is not just the organization doing it, but we cannot do it without the community. We have been seeing a lot of people in the different parts of the city taking care of those gaps as well,” said Carlos Herrera, project manager with Colorado Changemakers Collective, one of the nonprofits that distributes donations to migrants.

As Denver tries to house thousands of recently arrived migrants, nonprofits and community organizations fill the gap in care during the Colorado winter.

The Color Purple Review by Tree King host of Mid-morning Jazz..."Since the pandemic, I still hadn’t been to a movie thea...
01/04/2024

The Color Purple Review by Tree King host of Mid-morning Jazz...

"Since the pandemic, I still hadn’t been to a movie theater, but I just had to see what the buzz was all about on the remake of 1985’s The Color Purple. Everybody I knew wouldn’t stop talking to me about it (frankly it drove me nuts). All of the comments on “how good it was” and “how the movie was so different than the Broadway musical” eventually made me curious enough to check it out."
https://www.kuvo.org/the-color-purple-2023-film-review-by-tree-king/

Join Geoff Anderson on the Vinyl Vault tonight at 8:30pm! To kick off the new year, the Vinyl Vault will feature an albu...
01/02/2024

Join Geoff Anderson on the Vinyl Vault tonight at 8:30pm! To kick off the new year, the Vinyl Vault will feature an album from the Dutch group Focus, their 1975 album entitled “Mother Focus,” the group’s fifth album. 🎶

The band was generally known as a progressive rock band, and they even had a hit in the early ‘70s with “Hocus Pocus” which featured beaucoup yodeling. Rather than the intricacies and bombast of most progressive rock, Focus decided to go with a more relaxed and acoustic sound on “Mother Focus.” And very little yodeling.

Focus was led by guitarist Jan Akkerman and keyboardist/flutist Thijs Van Leer, both of whom issued several solo albums. For “Mother Focus,” the band also included Bert Rutter on bass and David Kemper on drums. Most Focus albums saw Akkerman on his electric guitars, but on this one, his focus was primarily on the acoustic guitar.

Read More ➡️ https://www.kuvo.org/vinyl-vault-focus-mother-focus/

Happy New Year!We have a ticket giveaway for you!Win a pair of tickets to "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Tribute with the C...
01/02/2024

Happy New Year!
We have a ticket giveaway for you!
Win a pair of tickets to "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Tribute with the Colorado Symphony on Tuesday, January 9, at 7:30 pm at Boettcher Concert Hall.

Comment "MLK" for a chance to win - if you're a winner, you'll be contacted with instructions on how to claim your tickets.

Thank you and Good Luck!

My all-time favorite theme of the world’s greatest parade, always 100% organic, the Tournament of Roses Parade!
01/01/2024

My all-time favorite theme of the world’s greatest parade, always 100% organic, the Tournament of Roses Parade!

Host Arturo Gómez's Top 10 Albums of 2023! 🎶Jane Bunnett and Maqueque Emmet Cohen Houston Person Bobby Sanabria Terell S...
01/01/2024

Host Arturo Gómez's Top 10 Albums of 2023! 🎶

Jane Bunnett and Maqueque Emmet Cohen Houston Person Bobby Sanabria Terell Stafford Brandee Younger

Host Steve Chavis' Top 10 Albums of 2023! 🎶Charlie Hunter Kurt Elling Cory Henry Brad Goode Lonnie Liston smith Nina Sim...
12/31/2023

Host Steve Chavis' Top 10 Albums of 2023! 🎶

Charlie Hunter Kurt Elling Cory Henry Brad Goode Lonnie Liston smith Nina Simone

Host Dele's Top 10 Albums of 2023! 🎶Yussef Dayes Cleo Sol Suff Daddy Amber Navran
12/31/2023

Host Dele's Top 10 Albums of 2023! 🎶

Yussef Dayes Cleo Sol Suff Daddy Amber Navran

Host Kim Berry's Top 10 Albums of 2023! 🎶Kenny Barron Louis Hayes Benny Green Emmet Cohen Lakecia Benjamin James Weidman...
12/31/2023

Host Kim Berry's Top 10 Albums of 2023! 🎶

Kenny Barron Louis Hayes Benny Green Emmet Cohen Lakecia Benjamin James Weidman Music Brandee Younger Jae Sinnett Music

Host La Molly's Top 10 Albums of 2023! 🎶Luzmila Carpio Karen y Los Remedios Mito y Comadre La Dame Blanche Espectro Caud...
12/31/2023

Host La Molly's Top 10 Albums of 2023! 🎶

Luzmila Carpio Karen y Los Remedios Mito y Comadre La Dame Blanche Espectro Caudillo Y La Bamba Insólito UniVerso

Host Andy O's Top 10 Albums of 2023! 🎶Aja-Monet, John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy - Blue Note Records, Irreversible Entangleme...
12/30/2023

Host Andy O's Top 10 Albums of 2023! 🎶

Aja-Monet, John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy - Blue Note Records, Irreversible Entanglements, Alicyn Yaffee, Yussef Dayes, Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, Hiromi

The Grand Finale edition of 2023 will of course feature a cornucopia of New Year's Eve songs plus we will honor the birt...
12/30/2023

The Grand Finale edition of 2023 will of course feature a cornucopia of New Year's Eve songs plus we will honor the birthdays of Manny Oquendo and Andy González-singularly and collectively! Also on the menu are birthday tributes to one of the pioneers of plena-Manuel "El Canario" Jiménez, the pianist Gilberto "El Pulpo" Colón and a belated birthday-due to all-Christmas songs on Noche Buena to "La Loops", Lupe "La Lupe" Yoli.

Host Paul Donovan's Top 10 Albums of 2023! 🎶Cecile McLorin Salvant, Gerry Gibbs "The Thrasher", Eliane Elias Music, Hous...
12/30/2023

Host Paul Donovan's Top 10 Albums of 2023! 🎶

Cecile McLorin Salvant, Gerry Gibbs "The Thrasher", Eliane Elias Music, Houston Person, Taj Mahal, Alfredo Rodriguez, Planet D Nonet, The Jazz Defenders, 3D Jazz Trio

12/29/2023

From new mural festivals and blockbuster art shows to drama in the theater community and major milestones for some nonprofits, the Denver art scene showed its innovation and resilience.

'Zat You, Santa Claus? 🎵🎅 Merry Christmas from KUVO JAZZ 89.3!
12/25/2023

'Zat You, Santa Claus? 🎵🎅
Merry Christmas from KUVO JAZZ 89.3!

Tune in to Super Sonido today at 4pm for a special Guest DJ Mix by Pachyman!KUVO Presents: 2 Nights of Circles Around Th...
12/24/2023

Tune in to Super Sonido today at 4pm for a special Guest DJ Mix by Pachyman!

KUVO Presents: 2 Nights of Circles Around The Sun w/ Pachyman + The Adam Deitch Quartet & More! DUAL VENUE

Listen on KUVO 89.3 FM, stream on KUVO.org or on our app!

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This Sunday it’s the annual Salsa con Jazz Christmas Show!This Christmas Eve’s edition will include several new releases...
12/23/2023

This Sunday it’s the annual Salsa con Jazz Christmas Show!

This Christmas Eve’s edition will include several new releases as well as the classic sound of Navidad that will serve as the perfect soundtrack for your Christmas Eve preparations

Beginning at 2 pm on Sunday, Christmas Eve, host Arturo Gómez will be sharing Christmas music from many different countries and regions of América Latina.

Invite a friend to join you for warm egg nog, hot chocolate and oatmeal raisin cookies, or a wine sip with cheese square...
12/22/2023

Invite a friend to join you for warm egg nog, hot chocolate and oatmeal raisin cookies, or a wine sip with cheese squares to feel the joy, and share the jazz with Adam Morgan presenting “A CoolSmooth Yule Eve-Eve,” Christmas Eve weekend, Saturday, December 23, 8-10 pm. 🎵❄️

It’s a soundtrack for a holiday evening to just kick back and check out the neighborhood holiday lights from your window.

Blending the music arrangements of Dave Koz, Brian Culbertson Official, Mindi Abair, Jessy J, Marcus Anderson, Darren Rahn,Adam Hawley Artist Page, and others in a special celebratory holiday playlist.

Join Rolando and celebrate the season on Saturday, December 23 at 6 pm. Merry Christmas, Baby! It’s the best Christmas P...
12/21/2023

Join Rolando and celebrate the season on Saturday, December 23 at 6 pm. Merry Christmas, Baby! It’s the best Christmas Party you’ll attend this year!🎄🎸

Hosted by Rolando Garcia for the past 25 years, the annual R&B Jukebox Christmas Show is a listener favorite and one of the heights of the holiday season on KUVO JAZZ!

Have a rockin’ good time with your favorite R&B artists like Charles Brown, Carla Thomas, Fats Domino, Solomon Burke, Wilson Picketit, Ray Charles, Booker T and the MG’s, and many, many more!!

Invite your families and friends from near and far to tune in and enjoy the music with you.

12/21/2023

Nat and his daughter Natalie visit Ella and Louis during their recording session...
Nat King Cole (left), Natalie Cole (center), Louis Armstrong (center-right), Ella Fitzgerald (seated-right).
Old Friends Radio plays Classic Vintage Jazz 24 hours a day! www.OldFriendsRadio.org. Free Apps in the Apple Store and Google Play, ask Amazon's Alexa for Old Friends Radio!

Get ready to jingle all the way into the holiday weekend Jazz Odyssey style! Unwrap the joyous beats on Thursday, Decemb...
12/20/2023

Get ready to jingle all the way into the holiday weekend Jazz Odyssey style! Unwrap the joyous beats on Thursday, December 21, at 10 pm, only on KUVO JAZZ. Let the festive melodies fill your home with warmth and cheer! 🎄🌕

Join your merry Thursday Jazz Odyssey maestro, Dele, as he orchestrates a playlist adorned with soulful and funky twists on classic Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa tunes. Glide through the winter wonderland of holiday-inspired jazzy originals that’ll make your spirits soar. 🎶

Featured in this magical ensemble are the talents of Baby Rose, Braxton Cook, Khruangbin, L.Dre, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, and more! Ensuring a sleigh full of musical delights. So, grab your coziest blanket, nestle by the fireplace, and cradle a cup of hot cocoa cuz it’s time to make merry and celebrate the holidays with your loved ones at KUVO.

“Shakti” is an Indian word meaning creative intelligence, power and beauty. It’s also the name of a pioneering World Mus...
12/18/2023

“Shakti” is an Indian word meaning creative intelligence, power and beauty. It’s also the name of a pioneering World Music/Fusion band led by John McLaughlin and Zakir Hussain.

Join Geoff Anderson, this Tuesday at 8:30 on the Vinyl Vault for this one-of-a-kind sound, only on KUVO JAZZ. 🎶

“A Handful of Beauty” displays the band’s stunning virtuosity and its groundbreaking, unique style of music, fusing Eastern and Western sounds in a sometimes ethereal, sometimes intense, and always innovative set.

Learn More ➡️ https://www.kuvo.org/vinyl-vault-shakti-a-handful-of-beauty/

On Sunday on The Nightside with Andy O' we will celebrate Winter Solstice.Winter begins on December 21, so we will be pl...
12/16/2023

On Sunday on The Nightside with Andy O' we will celebrate Winter Solstice.

Winter begins on December 21, so we will be playing winter themes in words and music.

The coming season marks the celebration of the days growing longer and the eventual coming of spring.

Many different cultures celebrate the shortest day of the year with music, stories, and feasting.

Here on KUVO JAZZ, we will celebrate Community, Culture and Music with Poetry and Jazz.

Gather around with family and friends as we observe the change of seasons.

Join Andy O’ on “A Solstice Nightside Celebration on Sunday, December 17 from 9 pm to midnight.

This Sunday edition of Salsa con jazz will have a loving salute to NEA Jazz Master Eddie Palmieri to celebrate his 87th ...
12/16/2023

This Sunday edition of Salsa con jazz will have a loving salute to NEA Jazz Master Eddie Palmieri to celebrate his 87th birthday. Known as "Rompe Teclas"--(keys buster) the pioneering pianist who changed the style of NYC Latin dance music leading to the Latin soul movement followed by salsa. EP is a great amigo to KUVO Jazz having performed for us several times and hosted the KUVO 4-part series, "Caliente" that aired on over 100 public radio stations
We'll share a few Navidad songs as well as having a birthday salute to Stan Kenton featuring his Latin jazz side and a posthumous tribute to Denver's legendary band leader Neil Bridge, who was affectionately nicknamed "Mr Puente" because of his love of Latin jazz., he passed on 12-7 at 94 years of age.

TONIGHT at 7pm! Allan Harris sings a Nat King Cole Christmas LIVE from KUVO’s Masterpiece Studi. Be sure to tune in, str...
12/15/2023

TONIGHT at 7pm! Allan Harris sings a Nat King Cole Christmas LIVE from KUVO’s Masterpiece Studi. Be sure to tune in, stream, listen on our App, or watch on KUVO’s YouTube Channel.🎄

Live stream ➡️ https://www.youtube.com/live/ZBvbDMXDDk8?si=5J0FxpWxkLwoC87L

Harris is a Brooklyn-born, Harlem-based guitarist, singer, songwriter, and band leader. He has been called the “Jazz Vocal King of New York” and described as possessing a voice with “the warmth of Tony Bennett, the bite and rhythmic sense of Sinatra, and the sly elegance of Nat ‘King’ Cole.” Allan is bringing his full band for this live presentation of his 2009 album “Dedicated to You.”

For 32 years, the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble has been blending dance, live music, spoken word, and seasonal cel...
12/14/2023

For 32 years, the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble has been blending dance, live music, spoken word, and seasonal celebrations and customs from around the world into a memorable holiday tradition like none other.

Granny Dances to a Holiday Drum is a multicultural celebration that touches the hearts of people of all backgrounds, kindling the wonderment and magic shared across the winter holiday season. Each year, Granny highlights new stories from her rich life dancing around the world, making way for new twists and scenes for an artistically fresh production every time. No wonder it’s one of the city’s most beloved family traditions inspiring audiences both young and old through the universal language of dance!

Learn More/Tickets: https://cleoparkerdance.org/tickets/

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Since 1985, KUVO – an independent, public radio station – has provided the very best in jazz, Latin jazz, blues, and soul in addition to numerous locally produced, culturally diverse programs.

Our mission is to provide distinctive music and informational programming reflecting the values and cultural diversity of our listener community. Thanks to the free KUVO app and the ability to stream the station online, KUVO has a worldwide listener community!

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