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Five Points Jazz Festival

Denver Arts & Venues

05/19/2018 11:00 AM

This FREE festival celebrates the history of Denver’s Five Points neighborhood—the Harlem of the West—with music from dozens of bands on 10 stages, delicious food and beverage offerings and family friendly activities! 

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Performance Schedule:

Parade: starts at 11 a.m. at 26th and Welton

Main Stage
11 a.m. – noon – Dinosaurchestra - New Orleans jazz, R&B and funk, from New Orleans
11:15 - Five Points Jazz Festival Tribute Award presentation - Norman Harris III
12:30 – 1:30 – Crescent City Connection - Seven piece bayou boogie woogie band from Fort Collins
1:40 – 1:55 – Montbello High School Drumline
2:00 – 3:00 – William and the Romantics - 22 piece swing era and modern jazz big band
3:30 – 4:30 – Hazel Miller Band - Award-winning blues, soul and R&B
4:00 p.m. - Five Points Jazz Festival Tribute Award presentation - Lu Vason
5:00 – 6:00 – Maria Ho Quintet with Richie Cole - From Vancouver, BC with Alto Madness saxophonist
6:30 – 7:30 – Jakarta - Funk, soul and R&B

Plaza Stage
11:30 – 12:30 – Red Hot Rhythm Rocket - Funk, jazz, swing and blues
1:00 – 2:00 – Robert Johnson and the Mark Diamond Trio - Jazz vocalist with Scott Martin, Mark Diamond and Dru Heller
2:30 – 3:30 – Leon and the Revival - Deep soul and horns
4:00 – 5:00 – Ritmo Jazz Latino - Latin and Salsa
5:30 – 6:30 – The King Stan Band - Blues, soul and R&B

Arts & Venues Stage
12:00 – 1:00 – Denver Jazz Heritage Orchestra - Big band made up of youth performers
1:30 – 2:30 – Jazz Arts Voices and DSA Vocal Jazz - Collaborative vocal ensembles
3:00 – 4:00 – Ginga - Boulder-based Brazilian band led by guitarist Bill Kopper, featuring Bijoux Barbosa
4:30 – 5:30 – Fluxus - Electro-jazz fusion quintet
5:00 p.m. - Five Points Jazz Festival Tribute Award presentation - "brother jeff" Fard
6:00 – 7:00 – Impulse - Modern and post-bop jazz quintet

The Roxy
12:45 – 1:45 – Tina Phillips - Jazz vocalist with trio
2:30 – 3:30 – Gregory Goodloe Quintet - Smooth jazz and R&B
4:15 – 5:15 – Southside Jazz Project - Jazz, Latin and vocal quartet
6:00 – 7:00 – Bob Montgomery/Al Hermann/Josh Quinlan Sextet - Bop and swing

Coffee at The Point
11:00 – 12:00  -- The Connor Terrones Jazz Ensemble - Guitar-led jazz fusion
1:00 – 2:00 – Polarity - Original jazz arrangements
3:00 – 4:00 – Spencer Zweifel Trio - Jazz trio from Greeley
5:00 – 6:00 – Miguel Espinoza Flamenco Jazz - Guitar-led ensemble, with Gypsy jazz influences
7:00 – 8:00 – Dana Landry Quartet - Faculty from University of Northern Colorado
9:00 – 10:00 – Carmen Sandim Septet - Brazilian jazz

Coffee at The Point Outdoor Stage
12:00 – 1:00 – Unconventional Wisdom - Led by veteran trumpet player, Bud Gordon
2:00 – 3:00 – Royal Street Ramblers - Modern New Orleans jazz quintet
3:00 – 3:20 – Montbello High School Drumline
4:00 – 5:00 – Hines Devine Jazz - Trombone and vocal-led jazz quintet
6:00 – 7:00 – Latitude Experience - Fusion jazz quintet
8:00 – 9:00 – The Hendersons - Back by popular demand - family, soul and R&B band

Cervantes
12:00 – 1:00 – Joe Anderies Beyond Borders - Flute and saxophone-led edgy jazz
2:00 – 3:00 – Bucknerfunkenjazz - Funk, jazz and R&B

Blair Caldwell African American Research Library
11:30 – 12:30 – Sheryl Renee - Jazz, R&B, soul and gospel singer
12:30 - screening of "Lady Day: The Many Faces of Billie Holiday" - film featuring rare TV and movie clips, commentary by musicians, singers and friends who knew her well.
1:30 – 2:30 – Yo Momma - All female jazz quartet
2:30 - screening of "The Count Basie: Swingin' the Blues" - film featuring a tribute to the legacy of William Basie, seldom seen footage and  interviews of Basie alumni.
3:30 – 4:30 – Quincy Avenue Rhythm Band - youth funk and soul band from Kent School

715 Club
1:15 – 2:15  – Matt Skellenger Group - World percussion, jazz fusion
3:00 – 4:00 – Mingus - Charles Mingus tribute band
4:45 - 5:45 – M Squared - Progressive jazz rock jam band
6:30 – 7:30 -- Paul Mullikin Trio with Strings - Jazz string ensemble
8:15 – 9:15 -- Patrick McDevitt Nation - Bop quartet, featuring Gabriel Mervine and Alejandro Castaño

Goed Zuur
7:00 - 10:30 Gumbo le Funque - funk, contemporary jazz
11:00 - 1:30 a.m. Half Pint and the Growlers - Gypsyland swing

The safety and security of all Five Points Jazz Festival guests is our top priority. All bags and persons entering the Five Points Jazz Festival are subject to search. Attendees may be asked to open bulky outerwear, such as jackets, prior to entering.

Five Points Jazz Festival security reserves the right to refuse any item deemed a potential safety or security risk.

PERMITTED ITEMS
Empty or factory-sealed water (plastic and aluminum) bottles 

PROHIBITED ITEMS 
• ALL OUTSIDE FOOD AND BEVERAGES (exceptions: factory-sealed water bottles)
• Marijuana and drugs without a prescription
• Coolers (hard sided and soft sided)
• Weapons or items construed as weapons (including, but not limited to: firearms, knives of all sizes, sharp-edged objects, mace and pepper spray, tasers, props/toys)
• Bullhorns or noisemakers
• Selfie Sticks
• Confetti, glitter and other items that can be thrown
• Commercial signage
• Remote control flying devices or UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles)

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