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Welcome

We are the Queen City Jazz Band from Denver, Colorado, USA and we play Dixieland Jazz, New Orleans Jazz, Traditional Jazz, Classic Jazz, Hot Jazz or whatever you call it.  For over fifty-five years the QCJB has been delighting audiences with the happy sounds of the 20s, 30s and 40s—Gospel, Early Jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Blues and Spirituals. We have performed at every major Dixieland/Swing jazz festival in North America. We faithfully recreate the music of Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton, Scott Joplin, Bix Beiderbecke, Wilbur DeParis, Turk Murphy and many others. Our great singer, Wende Harston, brings to life the great hit songs of Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Ida Cox, Ethel Waters, Alberta Hunter, Helen Humes and many other early blues singers. Wende’s Gospel style is truly inspiring. Our concert performances never fail to delight listeners of all ages.  Our busy schedule abounds with weddings, worship and memorial services, educational clinics, fundraisers and major parties.  If the theme of your event is the Roaring Twenties, Mardi Gras, the Great Gatsby, Prohibition, the Jazz Age, Swing Dancing or Ragtime, we are the band for you. 

We will be celebrating our 60th anniversary in 2018.  In the past ten years, we have added only two new players, but our band has evolved musically in two important ways.  First, we are playing to young adults who pack the dance floors jitterbugging and swing dancing to the music of Louis Jordan, Nellie Lutcher and other pop stars of the 40s and 50s.  Second, the QCJB has embraced old and new second-line styles from the streets of New Orleans.  The music of New Orleans artists like Trombone Shorty and Dr. John and bands like the Rebirth Brass Band and the Treme Brass Band have inspired us to discover new rhythms and melodies that are thrilling our concert and party audiences.  The old Dixieland styles of Louis Armstrong and Bessie Smith will never be out of date and we are well known for playing early jazz with energy and respect.  We also know that our future and the future of our music depends on attracting new audiences and younger audiences.



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Coming Up

July 4  Buchanan Park in Bergen Park
Back to this day long celebration for the third year.
The Evergreen Chamber Orchestra and the Denver Brass will also be featured in this celebration of music in the foothills.

July 10  Mercury Cafe
This is swing dancing and more and more of our fans are scheduling this every month.  Great new repertoire for the dancers.  The "Merc" is a unique experience with great food and drinks.

July 17  Dazzle
Don't miss this "Third Sunday" at Denver's internationally recognized jazz venue.
Call them today for a reservation--303.839.5100 or visit dazzlejazz.ticketfly.com.

July 29-31  Evergreen Jazz Festival
Bands from across North America are featured at this sensational celebration of jazz.  New bands and performers every year provide a variety of entertainment for everyone.  Dancing is featured in the Evergreen Elks Ballroom and several smaller venues insure you have a close up experience.

August 14  Mercury Cafe


 

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