"Cool, Crazy, & Hot!" - Five Points Jazz Festival

If the legendary Five Points DJ Leroy Smith were still around he would surely describe this upcoming event as nothing but "Cool, Crazy and Hot!" Jazz runs deep in Denver, and any exploration of the Mile High City's jazz history has to begin in Five Points. Originally dubbed "Harlem of the West", Five Points has a rich history of music and culture that began with its founding in the 1860s.

Today those hot Five Points sounds of yesteryear continue to be heard at the annual Five Points Jazz Festival , a free celebration of this vital part of Denver's history. This year's festival kicks off on May 16th at numerous venues along Welton Street. Denver's finest jazz musicians will be performing, along with talks and tributes from jazz experts and historians; children's activities; food, drink and much more. It's an old school Five Points block party that shouldn't be missed.

For more information and schedules and event visit: http://www.denvergov.org/5pointsjazz