Tom Carleno’s “Perfect Imperfection” Winner of ‘Best Instrumental Album – Acoustic’
in the 2013 Zone Music Reporter Music Awards!

Tom Carleno’s highly anticipated debut solo CD, Perfect Imperfection, is the culmination of a journey through anxiety, mourning, self-discovery and enlightenment.

Blending rock, jazz, folk and pop, the Denver based guitarist creates distinctive compositions using a wide variety of alternate tunings. Using these tunings as a canvas for his songs, he creates musical images for solo guitar that are rejuvenating, inspiring, and introspective.

Perfect Imperfection now available on CD Baby and iTunes

Listen to Tom’s interview on “The Album Show” with One World Music’s Steve Sheppard.

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Held at Civic Center Park, Denver, all day Saturday & Sunday, June 7th & 8th! Lots of things to do, and 60+ bands! Mer Sal of “The Symbols” was kind enough to let us know that they will be playing on Sunday, June 8th at 1:00 p.m. Check them out!

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Swallow Hill Music is gearing up for its 7th Denver Ukefest, held on June 5-7, 2014. Denver Ukefest is a three-day festival, showcasing all-things ukulele, including workshops for all skill levels (and even loaner ukes if you don’t own one). This year’s workshops include Ukulele 101 for the absolute beginner, Fingerstyle Blues for the more advanced uke player, a Hawaiian Dance workshop for all, and more.

What: Swallow Hill Music presents 2014 Denver Ukefest
When: Thursday thru Saturday, June 5th – 7th , 2014
Where:  Swallow Hill Music, 71 E. Yale Ave, Denver, 80210 and The Brew on Broadway, 3445 S. Broadway, Englewood, 80110
Info:; 303.777.1003 x2

Most of this year’s workshops are led by the performers, ukulele experts and artisans. “It’s great to be able to interact with the performers that you’ll see on stage. In many cases, they’ll present something in the workshop, and then you’ll get to see them perform it on stage that night,” says Chris McGarry, Children’s Program Director and ukulele teacher at Swallow Hill Music. “The workshops also have a wide array of skill levels – with lots of challenging materials that one has to ‘grow into.’ Often times, I’m still working on mastering workshop material until the next year’s Ukefest.”

This year’s festival will return home to Swallow Hill Music’s Yale Avenue location, to join the organization’s 35th Anniversary celebrations. Featuring master classes and concerts by Aldrine Guerrero, Ooks of Hazzard, Star Belle, The Copoetics, and more, Denver Ukefest is perhaps the happiest festival in Denver. For more information, and complete workshop descriptions, visit

Festival Event Details:
Thursday, June 5th  – 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Heavy Metal Uke Jam at The Brew on Broadway, 3445 S. Broadway, Englewood 80110
Open to all to participate or just listen!

Friday, June 6th – 4:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Master Class w/Aldrine Guerrero, “These Are a Few of My Favorite Riffs, Pt. I” – 4:00 p.m.
Evening Concert feat. Aldrine Guerrero w/ Star Belle – 8:00 p.m. at Swallow Hill Music, 71 E. Yale Ave.

Saturday, June 7th – 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Full day of workshops, jams, master classes, open stage, uke vendors, and the big Saturday Night Concert feat. Ooks of Hazzard, The Copoetics, and Stuart Fuchs aka “Stukulele” at Swallow Hill Music, 71 E. Yale Ave.

Saturday Workshops include:
• Ukulele 101 w/Casey Cormier
• Ukulele 102 w/Daniella Katzir
• Right Hand Techniques & Improving Your Groove w/Stuart Fuchs
• Ookify w/The Ooks of Hazzard
• A Beginner’s Guide to Interpreting Cover Songs w/Star Belle
• The Mighty Key of C w/Chris McGarry
• The Unscripted Series, LIVE! w/Gordon & Char of Mya-Moe Ukuleles
• The Voice Within You Calls w/The Copoetics
• Roots: The Hawaiian Ukulele w/Stuart Fuchs
• Ukulele Ensemble w/Chris McGarry
• Hawaiian Dance Workshop w/Polynesian Dance Company


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Starting June 15th  through July 6th  – Sunday nights at 6:00 p.m. — the competition will be held at the Buff! Come check out up and coming bands. Free to attend!

Buffalo Rose: 1119 Washington Avenue, Golden, Colorado | 303-278-6800

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This cool little public media station has an international audience

Denver’s own KUVO 89.3FM public radio station was named one of the best Internet jazz radio stations worldwide, by Pete Naughton a writer for The Telegraph, one of the United Kingdom’s’ top media outlets. Naughton, who writes for their podcasts and internet radio columns, listed KUVO as one of the top three best “Jazz & Soul Internet Radio Stations” he’s discovered across the world. Below, what he reported in his column, “Best Internet Radio Stations” online on May 26, 2014.


“I stumbled upon this award-winning music station by accident recently – and have been kicking myself for not finding it sooner. Based in Denver, Colorado, its artfully-curated playlists mostly focus on jazz – broadcasting everything from Ella Fitzgerald through to Madeleine Peyroux. A class act.”

“We knew KUVO was a gem when we merged our public media organizations last year,” said Doug Price, President & CEO of Rocky Mountain PBS. “We’re proud of the work they do and the valuable service they provide to our Colorado community.  We are excited for the future and the international doors that have been opened with the online radio stations and mobile app.”

KUVO serves a culturally rich, diverse audience that loves jazz  – all styles of jazz. Our station’s line-up on air and in the studio reflects the flavors of jazz from around the world. You want Latin jazz, Afro-Cuban jazz, jazz funk, jazz fusion, soul jazz, any jazz – we’ve got it. We celebrate jazz talent from old to new and local to legendary. It’s what makes our station unique.

“We are proud of this international recognition,” said Carlos Lando, KUVO’s General Manager. “We’ve always been proud of our long tradition of sharing jazz, blues, and news with our loyal listeners in our community.  But, it’s really fantastic that our community is growing worldwide. We have fans from Japan, Spain, China, and apparently the UK.”

KUVO/KVJZ is an independent, public radio station dedicated to providing distinctive music, news, and information programming which reflects the values and cultural diversity of its listener community. KUVO/KVJZ 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, 88.5FM Vail and online at

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