Live at the Vineyards – Pictured is Donald Harrison in 2014

KUVO JAZZ is taking the annual “Live at the Vineyards” event to the airwaves this year for 15 days of music. “Live at the Vineyards: On the Radio,” airs Sept. 9 through Sept. 23, highlighting the artists who performed over the last 15 years and celebrating the radio station’s 35th anniversary.

“Launched in 2006, ‘Live at the Vineyards’ grew out of a vision shared by KUVO JAZZ, Balistreri Vineyards and Yasu Kizaki of Sushi Den, to bring people together with music, a gourmet feast, wine tasting and dancing. In lieu of this year’s event, we invite people to tune into KUVO JAZZ to celebrate not only the community connections that make the event possible, but also the diverse group of artists who have shared their talent over the years,” said Tina Cartagena, senior vice president of KUVO JAZZ radio. “It’s the community support we’ve received from our family of listeners over the past 35 years that makes an annual event like this possible.”

The following list showcases the talented artists featured each year at “Live at the Vineyards.” All will be highlighted between Sept. 9 and Sept. 23.
2006 Mark Sabatella and Wendy Fopeano
2007 Hazel Miller Band (COMBO Member!)
2008 John Boutté
2009 René Marie and the Ken Walker Sextet
2010 Sam Mayfield Blues Revue (COMBO Member!)
2011 Junior Mance Quintet
2012 Mambo at the Vineyards: Steve Turre, Jose Madera and Salsa Con Jazz Orchestra: Jimmy Trujillo
2013 Poncho Sanchez
2014 New Orleans at the Vineyard Donald Harrison, Leo Nocentelli and Henry Butler
2015 KUVO JAZZ’s 30th Anniversary: Dianne Reeves, the H2 Big Band with guest
Kevin Mahogany
2016 Monty Alexander and the Harlem-Kingston Express
2017 Bobby Watson’s All-Star Quartet & Kansas City Jump Band
2018 Spanish Harlem Orchestra
2019 Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers
2020 15 years of Live at the Vineyards (radio event)

To listen, tune into KUVO JAZZ (89.3FM Denver, 89.7FM Breckenridge), visit kuvo.org, or download the free KUVO JAZZ app. Additionally, videos of past performers can be found on the website.

While experiencing the music from home, listeners can enjoy the KUVO 35th Anniversary commemorative wine. To purchase a bottle, visit Balistreri Vineyards’ website. A portion of the proceeds from the purchase go directly to KUVO JAZZ, a public radio station that relies on support from its community of listeners.

“Live at the Vineyards” will return as an in-person event next year on Aug. 14, 2021, with headliner Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra.

Sponsors for the 2020 “Live at the Vineyards: On the Radio” include the following:
Brownstein Hyatt Farber and Schreck
Chocolate Therapist
DRCOG Aging and Disability Resources of Colorado
ISU Insurance
Lewan Technology – A Xerox Company
Plante Moran


KUVO JAZZ public radio, part of Rocky Mountain Public Media (RMPM) and affiliated with NPR, has served the community since 1985 with jazz, blues, news and a weekend lineup of culturally rich diverse programming. The station is on 89.3FM Denver, 89.7FM Breckenridge, online at KUVO.org and on the KUVO app. For more information about KUVO JAZZ, visit the website at https://www.kuvo.org or engage on Facebook, Twitter (@KUVOJazz) or Instagram (@jazz89kuvo).

About Rocky Mountain Public Media

Rocky Mountain Public Media (RMPM) is Colorado’s largest statewide, member-supported, multimedia organization and the parent company of Rocky Mountain PBS (RMPBS), KUVO JAZZ and THE DROP. Rocky Mountain Public Media has more than 90,000 members representing every county in Colorado and reaches 98 percent of the state’s citizens through television, radio and digital platforms. A non-commercial media organization by and for the people of Colorado, RMPM creates high-quality local and multimedia content through Regional Innovation Centers in Denver, Colorado Springs, Durango, Grand Junction and Pueblo. RMPBS, started in Denver in 1956 as Colorado’s first public television station, is now a statewide television network, with stations in Denver (KRMA), Pueblo/Colorado Springs (KTSC), Steamboat Springs (KRMZ), Grand Junction (KRMJ) and Durango (KRMU). In its 35th year, KUVO JAZZ broadcasts jazz, blues, and a lineup of locally produced diverse music programs. Launched in 2019, THE DROP is the People’s Station for R&B and Hip Hop.

In 2020, RMPM relocated to the Buell Public Media Center. For information about the Center, RMPBS, KUVO JAZZ and THE DROP, visit the media kit.

Stephanie H. Blake, Ph.D., APR


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