City Park Jazz Schedule: Summer 2017

Erik Carman
Erik Carman
Published on May 30, 2017

The City Park Jazz Festival is a Denver tradition that dates back more than 130 years. This charity-sponsored event produces 10 free jazz concerts every summer, attended by up to 80,000 Denver locals. See below for a brief summary of the summer concert schedule. To see the full schedule in detail, visit All concerts are from 6:00-8:00 pm. (img source: Denver Post) 

Concert Schedule:  

June 4th: The Other Black (featuring Wesley Watkins)  A group of 30 musicians featuring a soul-funk- do-wop mix style with a modern influence.

June 11th: Pete Wernick & FLEXIGRASS

A fusion band combining elements of traditional jazz with bluegrass & banjo.

June 18th: Linda Styles


A talented singer with a unique sound and a wide range, Styles sings blues, jazz, r&b, hip-hop and gospel.

June 25th: Dotsero

A contemporary jazz band with an emphasis on saxophone and guitar.

July 2nd: Purnell Steen and LeJazz Machine

A band which specializes in the Denver five-points style of jazz music.

July 9th: Buckner Funken Jazz


A diversified band which plays jazz, blues, funk and latin.

July 16th: Judge Roughneck

A popular Denver Ska & Reggae style band.

July 23rd: Los Bohemios

An acoustic ensemble specializing in cuban son, salsa, cumbia and boleros, as well as latin Rock and latin Jazz. July 30th: JoFoKe (Joslyn Ford-Keel)

A talented local singer with an affinity for everything from classical to gospel to jazz through to rock, blues, pop, funk and soul.

August 6th: Alpha Schoolmarm Orchestra  A band with an emphasis on early ’60s Jamaican Ska music.  

Where to find City Park Jazz

The City Park Jazz Festival takes place at the pavilion near Feril lake in City Park.

Food Trucks  The City Park Jazz Festival will have a wide variety of food trucks to choose from. Click here to see the full list


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