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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 sixty 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. 


 

"Let the Good Times Roll"!
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Mark and Mary Beth Flory to Retire in PennsylvaniaHhhhnhhhhhh

 

Hank is a busy piano man and many of our fans and clients have had the opportunity to hear Mark Flory on the keys when Hank is unavailable.  Mark and I go back many years to when I heard him cranking out a Scott Joplin rag in a practice room and University of Colorado Denver.  I gathered my tuba, knocked on the door and we jammed for about an hour.  What a joyful surprise for me when he agreed to join my Claim Jumpers.  People really get to know one another when they make music together.  Mark was valuable band member of that student band.  I remember so many jazz festivals, local gigs and productive rehearsals with Mark.

 

After CU Denver, he earned a doctorate degree from Denver University in religious studies which led to a busy collegiate teaching career.  All the while, his proficiency in various musical styles has kept Mark busy freelancing and directing his own combos.  I predict a very active retirement for Mark with time to work on his composing and recording and academic research. I will miss his music, friendship, and inspiring conversation.  Bill Clark

 

 

We Have Evolved

 

We celebrated our 60th anniversary in 2018.  In the past twelve years, we have added two new players and our band has evolved 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 musicians like Trombone Shorty, Tuba Skinny 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.  For our younger listeners these two additions to our repertoire are a link to the music of the past.  Our long-time fans can rest assured that our esteem for the legendary jazz styles of Bix Beiderbecke, Louis Armstrong, Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith will never diminish.  Celebrate the new and link to its roots!

 

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