Saturday big band + Saturday PM combo.
The Colorado Jazz Workshop was founded in 1987 by Edd Nichols and Ken Anderson. Edd was just looking for a place to play, so he put together the first big band. The first big band spawned a jazz combo, and eventually 2 more big bands and 4 more combos followed.
Several notable directors have conducted our bands in the past: Mike Lucas, Lou Fisher, Fred Hess, Ron Miles, Peter Sommer, Michael Pagan and Greg Caroll. Hugh Ragin, Rex Matzke, Keith Oxman and Marc Sabatella are the current directors. In addition Ron LeGault and Drew Morell act as substitute directors from time to time.
The Colorado Jazz Workshop has been the vehicle for several musicians to re-investigate their musical careers. Numerous groups in the Denver Area are comprised of past and current CJW members.