Welcome to the
Colorado Jazz Workshop Website!
Big Time Music for Part Time Musicians

Do you want to play
jazz in the Denver Metro Area?

  • Something more than a "kicks" band?
  • A link to the great big band jazz experiences of the past? 
  • An opportunity to strengthen and/or learn jazz improvisation?

Colorado Jazz Workshop could be what you’re looking for. The big bands of the past had both appreciation for individual musicians and strong leadership. One of the centerpieces of the CJW ensembles are the great directors who drive these groups.

Participants in CJW are people who played an instrument in high school or college; some even played professionally in the past. Ultimately they went on to do other things with their lives, e.g., different career, family. At some point they realized they still enjoyed playing and would like to have an outlet again. CJW provides this outlet.

Each week, 3 big bands and five combos get together to play jazz in Denver, Colorado. Come join us and have fun playing and learning more about this great American art form – jazz.

3rd Annual CJW Jazz Festival

Colorado Jazz Workshop and Dazzle Restaurant and Lounge (930 Lincoln Street, Denver) are delighted to present the 3rd Annual CJW Jazz Festival on October 25 featuring trumpet great Bobby Shew. The Festival starts at 11:15 AM with a clinic by Shew. All eight CJW groups (five combos and three big bands) will perform throughout the day beginning at 1:00 PM culminating with 2 evening shows at 7 and 9 with special guest Bobby Shew. These shows sold out last year so...
book your tickets earlier here.
Sound recordings from the 2nd Annual Colorado Jazz Workshop at Dazzle featuring Charles McPherson.

Explore our website -

  • About Colorado Jazz Workshop - Find out about our history, locations, etc. From 4 piece combos to 18 piece big bands, we've got jazz covered.
  • Directors - The directors of CJW are the best in the area.
  • Join the Band - Pull that horn out of the closet and come play with us! We are always looking for musicians to join our groups.
  • Book a Band - Interested in quality entertainment for your next big event or function? The CJW will blow you away!
  • Hear a Band - Here's some sound files from our latest recording.
  • See a Band - Calendar of upcoming events and some photos for you to view.
  • FAQ - Most of your questions about our group will be answered here.
  • Links and Resources - Friends of the CJW
  • Contact Us - Contact information and a place to sign up to receive the latest news and gigs.
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P.O. Box 12592, Denver, CO 80212
ph: 303-935-8866


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