Five Points Jazz Festival

2014 Five Points Jazz Festival

The Five Points Jazz Festival, now in its 11th year, brought people together for a day of food, fun and fantastic music. The free festival takes place the third Saturday of May each year 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 an attendance increase 16,000 visitors in 2013 to nearly 26,000. We added an additional 20 vendors to bring our number to 95 vendors in the marketplace, and added three more stages in 2014 bringing us to a total of nine stages hosting 35 bands (up from 23 in 2013). To accommodate these increased numbers, the festival area had to expand four additional blocks. This additional space included the Climax Lounge and Event Center. Full schedule of performers.

Please view the 2014 Five Points Jazz Festival promotional video online.

Five Points Jazz Festival Presents Rendezvous Sessions
2014 also brought an extended series, Five Points Jazz Festival Presents: Rendezvous Sessions, monthly to the McNichols Building. This event series provided a sneak preview of the great musicians who will be played the 2014 festival.

Five Points Jazz on Film
Five Points Jazz on Film returned for a second year on May 15 with a screening of "Bird," the biopic of the famed saxophone player, Charlie Parker and entertainment by Tom Tilton Jazz Ensemble.