For Musicians

Boulder and Denver Metro Area Jazz Jams

Many thanks to Corey Snipes for compiling the most extensive list of jams we’ve seen, and for graciously granting permission to repost the list here. (Original posting at http://coreysnipes.com/jazz-jams-near-denver/).

This is a list of straight-up jazz jams in and around Denver, Colorado.  If anything is out of date, or if you know of a jam not listed here, please let me know: corey {at} coreysnipes.com

Monday

Vic’s Espresso – 4-5pm
2680 Broadway St, Boulder, Colorado 80304 – (303) 440-8209
Host: Rico Jones Quartet
Guidelines: No books/music (memorized tunes only)

Meadowlark – 10 pm
2701 Larimer St (downstairs), Denver, CO 80205 – (303) 293-0251
Host: Mikey Smith

Treppeda’s Ristorante – Discontinued as of 6/19/2017
Niwot, CO
Host: Brad Goode
Guidelines: No books/music (memorized tunes only)

Tuesday

Dazzle – 9pm-midnight
1512 Curtis St., Denver CO, 80202 –  (303) 839-5102
Host: Todd Reid

Englewood Grand – 9pm-midnight
3435 S Broadway, Englewood, CO 80113 – (303) 568-9948
Host: Steven Brooks Trio

Herb’s Bar – 9:30pm – 1:30am
2057 Larimer St., Denver CO 80205 – (303) 299-9555
Host: B3 Project

Wednesday

Syntax Physic Opera – 10pm
554 S Broadway, Denver, Colorado, CO 80209 – (720) 456-7041
Host: Mikey Smith Trio

El Chapultapec – 9pm-1am
1962 Market St, Denver, Colorado 80202 – (303) 295-9126
Host: Freddy Rodriguez and the Jazz Connection
Guidelines: NOTE this is not an open jam per se, but people are welcome to sit in.

Thursday

The Crimson Room – 9pm
1403 Larimer St, Denver, Colorado 80202 – (720) 639-6987
Host: ??

El Chapultapec – 9pm-1am
1962 Market St, Denver, Colorado 80202 – (303) 295-9126
Host: Freddy Rodriguez and the Jazz Connection
Guidelines: NOTE this is not an open jam per se, but people are welcome to sit in.

Motif Jazz Cafe – 7pm (SECOND Thursday only)
182 E. Cheyenne Mtn Blvd, Colorado Springs, Colorado, CO 80906 – (719) 645-8000
Host: Joe Gasioch Trio

Friday

Dazzle – 11am
1512 Curtis St., Denver CO, 80202 –  (303) 839-5102
Host: ??
Guidelines: Friday lunch jam

Saturday

(none)

Sunday

Vic’s Espresso – 12-2pm
2680 Broadway St, Boulder, Colorado 80304 –  (303) 440-8209
Host: Scott Martin

El Chapultapec – 9pm-1am
1962 Market St, Denver, Colorado 80202 – (303) 295-9126
Host: Tony Black Summit feat. Jessica Jones
Guidelines: NOTE this is not an open jam per se, but people do come and sit in.

Avalon Ballroom – 1pm -4pm (FIRST Sunday only)
6185 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, CO  80303 – 303-440-8303
Host: Boulder Friends of Jazz, Derek Lucas, Sherrie Nunn
Guidelines: Dixieland jazz only

Swallow Hill Music – 12-2pm (SECOND Sunday only)
71 E. Yale Ave, Denver CO 80210 – (303) 777-1003
Host: Josh Maxey
Guidelines: Books/music OK

 

### last updated: 7/5/2017 ###

 

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