The November-December 2017 Denver Jazz Club Newsletter has Arrived!

The November/December 2017 Denver Jazz Club Newsletter is now available for download.

There is info on the November 19th performance of Your Father’s Mustache Band, and the December 17th Annual Holiday Potluck with the Hot Tomatoes Dance Orchestra.

Nov-Dec 2017 DJC Newsletter

You will find columns by Walt Hewitt, Ed Danielson, Peter Robinson, Casey Hayes and John Sobott. Articles on the life legacies of Jerry Maddock and Jim Hurlbut are also included. You will also find a thank you note from Eric Staffeldt and the UCD Claim Jumpers.

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DJC November 19th Session to Feature Your Father’s Mustache Band (1:30-5pm, Westminster Elks Lodge)

On Sunday, November 19th be sure to attend the Denver Jazz Club Session at the Westminster Elks Lodge from 1:30 until 5:00pm. The UCD Claim Jumpers will perform from 1:30 until 2:00 pm. Then it’s the terrific sounds of Your Father’s Mustache Band! Current band members include: Joe Petrucelli, banjo; Charlie Smith, trumpet; Andrew Vogt, clarinet and baritone sax; Jason Petrucelli, trombone; Ray Leake, Piano; Roger Johns, bass; Jim Moore, drums; and Mike Johnson, washboard.


Bob Schulz, Guest Cornet Player, to be Featured with the Queen City Jazz Band on Sunday, October 15th

The Queen City Jazz Band will perform with the great cornet player, vocalist and bandleader, Bob Schulz, on Sunday, October 15th, at the Denver Jazz Club Session, to be held at Westminster Elks Club (3850 Elk Drive). Bob Schulz is one of the last active players to have worked with Turk Murphy. His playing career spans three decades, and his teaching career goes all the way back to 1961.

The Queen City Jazz Band has been playing Mardi Gras music for nearly 60 years! Leader Bill Clark plays tuba, with Kevin Bollinger, trumpet; John Bredenberg, clarinet; Eric Staffeldt, trombone; Hank Troy, piano; Rory Thomas, banjo; Tony Pantelis, drums; and vocalist Wende Harston. Don’t miss this very special event!

Performances will take place from 1:30 until 5pm, with the Denver Jazz Club Youth All-Stars and the UC Denver Claim Jumpers alternating on abbreviated sets during the breaks of the Queen City Jazz Band. A full blown jam, with all 3 bands and Bob Schulz, will take place during the final 10 minutes of the afternoon.


Summit Hot Seven with Chaz Bowles to be Featured on the Sunday, September 17th Denver Jazz Club Session at Westminster Elks Lodge

On Sunday, September 17th be sure to attend the Denver Jazz Club Session at the Westminster Elks Lodge from 1:30 until 5:00pm. The UCD Claim Jumpers will open the session, followed by the exciting sounds of Chaz Bowles and the Summit Hot Seven. Band members include: Chaz Bowles (trumpet/leader), Bill Pontarelli (clarinet), Marti Henry (trombone), Scott Grove (piano), Rory Thomas (banjo), Roger Johns (bass), and Don Grove (drums). See you on September 17th!!