Five Points Jazz 2016

May 4, 2016

Come out for JAZZ on Saturday, May 21, 2016 -- it's free! Music, Culture, Family Fun!   

This FREE festival celebrates the history of Denver’s Five Points neighborhood with music from dozens of bands on eight stages, delicious food and beverage offerings, family fun activities and much more! We will gather at 4:15 for a photo at 29th and Welton, in front of the Five Points Media Center. We encourage you to wear your Sonny Rollins gear  and bring your Sonny Rollins LPs and CDS to get in the photo "Great Day In Five Points" that will be sent to Mr. Rollins-- stop by the KUVO booth for additional information.  This year's festival features the most culturally diverse lineup 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 for JAZZ!

LINE UP:

Saturday, May 21st: Grand Marshals: Cleo Parker Robinson & Charles Burrell: line up at 10:45am at 26th and Welton! We will be handing out complimentary Mardi Gras beads, bring your walking sticks and parasols, dress up and strut your stuff up Welton, it will be a Second Line Parade which kicks off at 11Am sharp!

 

MAIN STAGE (29TH & WELTON)

11A-12P             FIRE IT UP BRASS BAND (after marching up Welton with a Second Line from Welton & 26th at 10:45AM)

12:30-1:30P    METROPOLITAN JAZZ ORCHESTRA

2-3PM               GUMBO le FUNQUE

3-4:30P            BUCKNER FUNKEN JAZZ

5-6P                   ERNEST WASHINGTON

6:30-7:30P     JAKARTA

 

FIVE POINTS PLAZA STAGE (BETWEEN 28TH & 27TH)

11:30a-12:30p COLORADO CONSERVANCY FOR THE JAZZ ARTS & DENVER SCHOOL OF THE ARTS VOCAL ENSEMBLE

1-2P                     DKO ELECTRIC QUARTET

2:30-3:30P       WIL ALSTON

4-5P                     JANINE SANTANA LATIN JAZZ ENSEMBLE

5:30-6:30P       DAN TREANOR’S AFROSIPPI BAND FEATURING ERICA BROWN

 

ARTS & VENUES STAGE (WELTON AT 26TH)

12-1PM             FIVE POINTS JAZZ HERITAGE BAND

1:30-2:30P      WALTER GORRA QUARTET

3-4PM               CALIXTO OVIEDO & THE CUBAN TRAIN

4:30-5:30P      LYNN BAKER QUARTET

6-7PM               MAX WAGNER QUARTET

 

CROSSROADS THEATRE (AT THE 5 POINTS)

11A-12P           ALEX HEFFRON QUARTET

12:45-1:45P   RYAN FOURT QUARTET

2:30-3:30P   SHERYL RENEE QUARTET

4:15-5:15P      GEOFF CLEVELAND QUARTET

 

AWARD PRESENTATIONS

1:30 Main Stage: JAMES WALKER-DR. DADDIO  

3:30 JERRY KRANTZ 26th and Welton on the Arts and Venues Stage

4:30 Main Stage: ROD BUCKNER

 

COFFEE AT THE POINT (AT THE 5 POINTS)

11:15A-12:15P DAVE ERIKSON PROJECT

1-2P          GYPSY SWING REVUE

3-4P          GREGORY GOODLOE QUARTET

5-6P          TYLER FARR QUARTET

7-8P          CLINT DADIAN SEXTET

8:45-9:45P    JAZZ NICHOLSON

 

COFFEE AT THE POINT -OUTDOOR STAGE (AT THE 5 POINTS)

2-3PM         KOOL JAZZ LIVE

4-5PM         DANETTE HOLLOWELL & 3D

6-7PM         THE HENDERSONS

 

CERVANTES (BETWEEN 27TH & 26TH)

12-1PM       ADAM BARTCZAK GROUP

2-3P            DEXTER PAYNE QUINTET

 

BLAIR CALDWELL LIBRARY (WELTON AT 25TH)

11:30a-12:30p  SOUTHERN JOURNEY

12p-1:15p    FILM: THE COTTON CLUB COMES TO THE RITZ starring DOC CHEATHAM, CAB CALLOWAY, MAX ROACH, THE NICHOLAS BROTHERS and others.

1:30-2:30p  LINDA STYLES BAND

2pm-3:15P     FILM: Gypsy Guitar - The Legacy of Django Reinhardt

 

JAZZ KIDS!

Children's activities include a moon-bounce castle, giant connect 4, face painting, sidewalk chalk art, stilt man and more on 27th between Welton and California.

 

KUVO WILL ORGANIZE A GREAT DAY IN FIVE POINTS PHOTO BY GATHERING ALL ATTENDEES WEARING SONNY ROLLINS APPAREL IN FRONT OF THE FIVE POINTS CENTER ON 29TH, ADJACENT TO THE MAIN STAGE AT APPX. 4:30PM. WE WILL GATHER AT 4:15pm.

 

KUVO WILL ONCE AGAIN BE BROADCASTING FROM OUR BOOTHS ADJACENT TO THE MAIN STAGE

 

WE ENCOURAGE THE USE OF LIGHT RAIL AND BIKING TO THE FESTIVAL!!!

 

More information: http://artsandvenuesdenver.com/events-programs/five-points-jazz-festival