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Don Grove--Rest in Peace

Don was a long time first-call sub for our band and we will miss his great drumming and joyful attitude.

We hope you are fully stocked with QCJB recordings, cuz every gig is cancelled for at least the next two weeks.


March CD Special

Flyin' With the QCJB

Bill Holcomb, our photographer for many years, shot this at Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum in Denver.

This photo depicts the participation of musicians in WWII and is dedicated to QCJB members and relatives who served in the military.

The packaging alone makes this an excellent addition to your music library.  Rory Thomas our banjoist designed the graphics with information about the aircraft pictured and five panels of pictures. The songs are among our most requested including Rhythm King, I'll Fly Away and Fifty Miles of Elbow Room.

Susie will ship this to you for $10.99.  Proceed to our on-line store to order.  You can buy it at performances for $9.00.

On the last day of February we helped the Rocky Mountain Rett Foundation raise funds.  We joke about Gumperson's Disease, but Rett is no joke.  Please join us in support of the fight against Rett which devastates baby girls and their families.  Visit to learn more.



March 22 at El Rancho and March 29 at the Bull and Bush are cancelled.

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"
Live at the Mercury Cafe
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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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Going International

The QCJB's latest Recording, "Jumpin'" is now available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon.  The CD and individual tunes are available for purchase on iTunes.


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