Harlem of the West: Jazz in Five Points

Feb 13, 2014

Jumpin', Jammin', Jivin', and Swingin'! "Jazz in Five Points" celebrates the heritage and the history of Denver's African American community, including bassist Charles Burrell, pictured above.

Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and nearly all the other jazz greats of the 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s played in "The Points". Denver's history and jazz history are intertwined in this documentary, airing this Sunday, 2/16 on Rocky Mountain PBS.