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!
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
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
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
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