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Evergreen Jazz Festival 2024

Three days of excellent jazz without crowds

Dates: July 26-28, 2024

The Evergreen Jazz Festival is an annual celebration of traditional jazz and other styles, such as Dixieland, blues, boogie-woogie, swing, and ragtime. Nestled in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, southwest of Denver, the festival features 11 world-class bands on five stages every July.

The Evergreen Jazz Festival takes place at various venues in the beautiful mountain town of Evergreen. Venues include Evergreen Elks Lodge, Evergreen Lake House, and Evergreen Christian Church. The festival runs from noon to 11 pm on Friday, from 10 am to 10 pm on Saturday, and from 11 am to 6 pm on Sunday.

The Evergreen Jazz Festival was founded in 1999 at a birthday party for long-time Evergreen resident Sterling Nelson, the president of the Denver Jazz Club. Since then, the festival's hosted top Colorado jazz musicians and bands, like After Midnight, Hot Tomatoes Dance Orchestra, Joe Smith and The Spicy Pickles, and Your Father’s Mustache Band. The lineup also features bands from other states, like Carl Sonny Leyland Trio, Holland Coots Jazz Quintet, James Dapogny Chicago Jazz Band, Capt. John Royen’s New Orleans Rhythm, and Queen City Jazz Band with Wende Harston.

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