"I'm from back in the day, as the expression goes," explains Skip Reeves, host of KUVO-FM's Saturday-night show "A Funk Above the Rest." That's why Reeves doesn't consider '70s R&B to be "old-school"; according to him, it's the first school.
"Many upbeat people from back in the time actually see that I could be starting some kind of a movement or resurgence to bring that music back to the fore," he adds. "To see Denver as a city where funk could actually have a sort of rebirth that's a mouth-opener for a lot of people." So shut that slack jaw, because it's all happening right here and now not only because of Reeves's radio show, but also thanks to funk jam sessions such as the First School of Funk showcases at Jazz@ Jack's.
And Reeves has had nothing but positive feedback on his sessions so far: "It's been tremendous," he says. "It is my purpose to keep it a very high-class affair. You walk away feeling good."
Start getting schooled ASAP: Jazz@ Jack's is in the Denver Pavilions, 500 16th Street; for more information, visit www.jazzatjacks.com.