Sunday, December 18th (1:30-5pm) Annual Denver Jazz Club Holiday Potluck with the Hot Tomatoes Dance Orchestra!

Be sure to attend the Sunday, December 18th Denver Jazz Club Session at the Westminster Elks Lodge from 1:30 until 5:00pm! The Hot Tomatoes Dance Orchestra will be the featured performance group. It’s a nine piece big band that specializes in swing, dance music, and big band jazz, at home with music for dancers and listeners, playing everything from R & B to Sinatra. They are fantastic, so don’t miss it! The UCD Claim Jumpers perform at 1:30pm, and there will also be a performance by our very own Denver Jazz Club Youth All-Stars at approximately 4:00pm. This is the club’s annual holiday potluck, so everyone is asked to provide an entree, salad, appetizer or dessert to share. Admission is $10.00 per person for this special event.

Poudre River Irregulars to be Featured on Sunday, November 20th at the Westminster Elks Lodge

The Poudre River Irregulars will be playing New Orleans and Dixieland jazz for the DJC in November. Noted for their exuberant energy and sound musicianship, they draw much of their inspiration from Louis Armstrong and Jelly Roll Morton, but play a wide variety of traditional jazz, from ragtime through the classics of the twenties and thirties up to early swing. Whatever they play, their music is always upbeat and joyful. Founder Bob Cooke retired in 2010, and the band’s current “regular irregulars” include leader Len Kellogg, trombone; Dave Dale, bass; Oscar DeZoto, drums; Ray Leake, piano; Charlie Smith and/or Larry Lagerberg, trumpet; Rory Thomas, banjo; and Clark Burnside, clarinet.

Where, when, how much: Denver Jazz Club, 2:00–5:00 PM Sunday, November 20 (UCD Claim Jumpers play at 1:30PM). • Westminster Elks Club, 3850 Elk Drive • Admission is $8 for members of any jazz club, $10 for anyone who isn’t a jazz club member, free for age 12 and younger. The Denver Jazz Club Youth All-Stars also perform around 4pm.

The Denver Jazz Club’s November-December Newsletter Has Arrived!

The November/December 2016 Denver Jazz Club Newsletter is now available for download.

There is info on the November 20th performance of the Poudre River Irregulars and the December 18th Annual Holiday Potluck with the Hot Tomatoes Dance Orchestra.


You will find columns by Walt Hewitt, Peter Robinson, Ed Danielson and John Sobott. You’ll also see a Thanksgiving Turkey Stuffing Recipe from Denver Jazz Club Board Member Casey Hayes!

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Performance Details:

Artist: DJC Youth All Stars
Date: 11/13/16
Time: 6:00pm
Venue: Bull and Bush Pub
City: Glendale
Address: 4700 Cherry Creek Drive South
Venue phone: 303-759-0333
Admission: Food/Drink
Age restrictions: All Ages
Notes: 7-7:15pm and 8-8:30pm sets, including a combined performance with Your Father’s Mustache Band

Guest Reed Artist Anita Thomas to be Featured on Sunday, October 16th, at the Denver Jazz Club’s Monthly Session

One of the world’s finest multi-instrumentalist players, Anita Thomas, will be performing with the UC Denver Claim Jumpers, Denver Jazz Club Youth All-Stars, and the Queen City Jazz Band. Equally adept at playing clarinet, saxophone and acoustic bass, Anita can be heard performing in jazz and classical ensembles. She has been the reed instructor at the AFDJS Adult Jazz Camp in San Diego, and later joined the staff of the Mammoth Lakes Jazz Jubilee Jazz Camp, and the Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society Jazz Camp. Australian by birth, Anita now lives in the Baltimore-Washington area. Performances will take place from 1:30 until 5pm, on Sunday, October 16th, at Westminster Elks Club (3850 Elk Drive).