Born and raised in Denver, Jesse DuBois has met most of jazz music's greatest names. His father ran Colorado's Jim Crow-era resort for African Americans, Lincoln Hills - where the stars played. Only later did DuBois pick up the brush.
A graduate of the Art Institute of Denver's first class in 1957, DuBois paints to this day.
This past winter's thaw broke a pipe in his Welton Street studio's basement. Several works were damaged, some beyond repair. (See the 9News story here.)