Five Points Jazz Festival

2015 Five Points Jazz Festival: Saturday, May 16

The 2015 Five Points Jazz Festival will take place on Saturday May 16th.  The schedule is still in the works, but some early highlights include the USAFA Falconaires with legendary jazz vocalist Ernie Andrews, Sammy Mayfield, Ritmo Latin Jazz, Joe Smith & The Spicy Pickles and Willie “The Blues Man” Houston.  Please check back in and follow us on facebook for more on the bands, vendors and festival details in the coming months. 

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. 

View the 2014 Five Points Jazz Festival promotional video here.

 

2015 Events Leading Up to the Festival:

Five Points Jazz Festival Presents: Rendezvous Sessions

Five Points Jazz Festival Presents: Rendezvous Sessions take place in the McNichols Civic Center Building. This event series provides a sneak preview of the great musicians who will play at the 2015 festival. Check back for upcoming events. 

Thursday, February 19: Joe Smith & The Spicy Pickles. Live performance will be part of the McNichols Project launch party.  Details and to purchase tickets at imbibe-events.com/mcnichols

Five Points Jazz on Film

Five Points Jazz on Film will return, date and film to be announced.