KUVO and Denver Public Schools want to give students all that jazz

Hugh Ragin.

KUVO, a jazz-oriented radio station at 89.3 FM, has had a good many financial challenges of late, as pointed out in "Changes in the Air at KUVO," a January Message column. But the outlet remains devoted to one of its primary missions -- introducing new generations of listeners to this most American of musical genres. With that in mind, KUVO has entered into a new partnership with Denver Public Schools, in which students will be allowed to visit the station's studios to catch live music events like a mid-October performance by the Janine Santana Group attended by a cadre of teens from Abraham Lincoln High School.

The new project will be celebrated during a Tuesday, November 18 gig at Dazzle Restaurant and Lounge co-starring Hugh Ragin, who's both a world-class performer and a faculty member at South High School. DPS music faculty and staff are invited to attend the bash, which is being co-sponsored by Black and Read Books and Music. For more information, phone 303-480-9272. -- Michael Roberts

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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