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Welcome

We are the Queen City Jazz Band from Denver, Colorado, USA and we play Dixieland Jazz, New Orleans Jazz, Traditional Jazz, Classic Jazz, Hot Jazz or whatever you call it.  For over fifty-five years the QCJB has been delighting audiences with the happy sounds of the 20s, 30s and 40s—Gospel, Early Jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Blues and Spirituals. We have performed at every major Dixieland/Swing jazz festival in North America. We faithfully recreate the music of Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton, Scott Joplin, Bix Beiderbecke, Wilbur DeParis, Turk Murphy and many others. Our great singer, Wende Harston, brings to life the great hit songs of Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Ida Cox, Ethel Waters, Alberta Hunter, Helen Humes and many other early blues singers. Wende’s Gospel style is truly inspiring. Our concert performances never fail to delight listeners of all ages.  Our busy schedule abounds with weddings, worship and memorial services, educational clinics, fundraisers and major parties.  If the theme of your event is the Roaring Twenties, Mardi Gras, the Great Gatsby, Prohibition, the Jazz Age, Swing Dancing or Ragtime, we are the band for you. 
 
 
The Queen City Jazz Band is Proud to join the 2018 Instrument Drive which places unused musical instruments into the waiting hands of youngsters who cannot afford them.  Do you have such a needed gift?  Hover over HOME and select Instrument Drive for the details.
 
News Flash:  First Sunday is Fourth Sunday in 2018
That's right, the First Sunday at El Rancho in 2018 will now be the Fourth Sunday.  Help us pass the word, please. 
See you from 2:00 until 5:00 PM on Sunday, January 28, 2018!

We are in our 60th Year!
In February we will be celebrating our 60th anniversary.  In the past ten years, we have added only two new players, but our band has evolved musically in two important ways.  First, we are playing to young adults who pack the dance floors jitterbugging and swing dancing to the music of Louis Jordan, Nellie Lutcher and other pop stars of the 40s and 50s.  Second, the QCJB has embraced old and new second-line styles from the streets of New Orleans.  The music of New Orleans artists like Trombone Shorty and Dr. John and bands like the Rebirth Brass Band and the Treme Brass Band have inspired us to discover new rhythms and melodies that are thrilling our concert and party audiences of all ages.  We know that our future and the future of our music depends on attracting new audiences and younger audiences.  The jazz roots styles of Louis Armstrong and Bessie Smith will never be out of date and we are well known for playing early jazz with energy and respect.  


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Coming Up

 

Breaking News:

QCJB Invited to Sun Coast Jazz Festival

November 16-18, Clearwater Beach, Florida

 

Remember the First Sunday at El Rancho is now the Fourth Sunday.

Special El Rancho session with Eddie Erickson on February 17th at 7:00 PM

 

January 1

A few of our fans gathered for the annual Queen City Jazz Band Holiday Party.  A good time for all and a chance for all of us to get better acquainted.

 

January 14

Catch the band at the Mercury Cafe and be amazed by the new generation of swing dancers.

 

January 28

Fourth Sunday at El Rancho

2:00-5:00 PM  $10

Great food and drinks.

 

February 2

A quintet from the QCJB will be at Botanic Gardens

 

February 10

This is a party for seniors at Riverside Baptist starting at 12:15 PM

 

Just Added

Concert at Anthem Ranch at 7:00 PM

This is their subscription concert which expected to be sold out.

 

February 13--Mardi Gras Day

A small group of us will be at Riverpoint Senior Living from 2:30-4:00 PM

 

Our annual Mardi Gras Celebration at Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian begins at 7:00 PM.  Come early for a special meal and get ready for the unique sounds of New Orleans!

 

February 16

Peak View Jazz Society in Greeley will host a party featuring the QCJB and Eddie Erickson at the Greeley Country Club.  This is a very nice evening with dinner.

 

February 17

Special El Rancho party with Eddie Erickson.

7:00 PM-10:00 PM

For this special event we will provide snacks the admission is slightly higher at $12 per person.

 

February 18

The Denver Jazz Club's Mardi Gras Party compete with a New Orleans feast, two great student bands and the QC and Eddie Erickson.

 

February 25

Fourth Sunday at El Rancho