- 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
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.
Colorado Jazz Workshop and Dazzle Restaurant and Lounge (930 Lincoln Street, Denver) presented the 2nd Annual CJW Jazz Festival on October 26 featuring alto sax great Charles McPherson. The Festival started at 11:15 AM with a clinic by McPherson. All eight CJW groups (five combos and three big bands) performed throughout the day beginning at 1:00 PM culminating with 2 evening shows at 7 and 9 with special guest Charles McPherson. Come listen to our groups: Sound recordings from the 2nd Annual Colorado Jazz Workshop at Dazzle
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.