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Date : 16 / May / 2015
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Five Points Jazz Festival

Five Points Neighborhood

We’ve got one of the most culturally diverse lineups to date providing Denver with an afternoon filled with all types of jazz to experience – latin, blues, funk, trios, youth-focused programming and more. Come out to Five Points to enjoy this free festival of music, food, culture and fun.

The free festival takes place the third Saturday of May and celebrates the history of Denver’s Five Points neighborhood. Once known as the Harlem of the West, Five Points was home to several jazz clubs which played host to many of jazz music’s legends such as Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk and many more.

Since its inception in 2004, the Five Points Jazz Festival has grown each year in size and popularity. In 2014 we saw attendance increase to nearly 26,000 and 35 bands performed throughout the course of the day. To accommodate for these increased numbers, we added 20 additional vendors, three more stages and expanded four blocks. We hope to see the same exciting growth for 2015 to make it the best year yet.

 

2015 Five Points Jazz Festival Lineup:
Joe Bonner Stage (Main Stage – 29th & Welton)

1 – 2 p.m. Joe Smith & The Spicy Pickles
3 – 4 p.m. Chased
5 – 6 p.m. Sammy Mayfield Blues Revue
7 – 8 p.m. United States Air Force Academy Falconaires & Ernie Andrews

Jimmy Trujillo Stage (Five Points Plaza)

12 – 1 p.m. Ritmo Jazz Latino
2 – 3 p.m. Ken Walker Sextet
4 – 5 p.m. Blues Man Willie Houston & His Blues Band
6 – 7 p.m. Suite

TiCoffee at the Point

11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Greg Tanner Harris Quintet Feat. Venus Cruz
1 – 2 p.m. Sergio & Eric Brazilian Guitar Duo
3 – 4 p.m. Gayle Leali Jazz and Blues Quintet
5 – 6 p.m. Jason Klobnak Quintet
8 – 9 p.m. Mike Abbott Quartet

Crossroads Theatre

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Carl Dixon & the JazzKats
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Annie Booth Trio
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Marguerite Juenemann & the Sean McGowan Trio
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Big Swing TrioCervantes 12 – 1 p.m. Josh Quinlan’s Funky Fresh
2 – 3 p.m. John Gunther Safari Trio

Blair Caldwell Library

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. The Tony Black Quartet
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. The Jazz PartnersYouth Stage (27th & California) 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Denver School of the Arts Jazz Workshop Orchestra
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Frangelo
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Five Points Heritage Band

Arts & Venues Stage (26th & Welton)

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. JoFoKe
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. DKO The Darren Kramer Organization
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Flat Out Jazz

 

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