Do you want to play Jazz in the Denver Metro Area?

Colorado Jazz Workshop could be what you’re looking for. The big bands of the past had both appreciation for individual musicians and strong leadership. One of the centerpieces of the CJW ensembles are the great directors who drive these groups.

Participants in CJW are people who played an instrument in high school or college; some even played professionally in the past. Ultimately they went on to do other things with their lives, e.g., different career, family. At some point they realized they still enjoyed playing and would like to have an outlet to play jazz again. CJW provides this outlet.

Each week, 3 big bands and five combos get together to play jazz in Denver, Colorado. Come join us and have fun playing and learning more about this great American art form – jazz.

Explore our website –

  • About Colorado Jazz Workshop – Find out about our history, locations, etc. From 4 piece combos to 18 piece big bands, we’ve got jazz covered.
  • Directors – The directors of CJW are the best in the area.
  • Join a Band – Pull that horn out of the closet and come play with us! We are always looking for musicians to join our groups.
  • Book a Band – Interested in quality entertainment for your next big event or function? The CJW will blow you away!
  • Hear a Band – Here’s some sound files from our latest recording.
  • See a Band – Calendar of upcoming events and some photos for you to view.
  • FAQ – Most of your questions about our group will be answered here.
  • Links and Resources – Friends of the CJW
  • Contact Us – Contact information and a place to sign up to receive the latest news and gigs.

Upcoming Events

Dazzle
1512 Curtis Street, Denver

March 14: Monday big band, Saturday AM combo
March 27: Wednesday big band and combo
April 17: Saturday big band and PM combo


Rory’s Tavern
400 Broadway, Denver

April 8: Tuesday and Monday combos


UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival
701 10th Ave, Greeley

April 20 and 21:
Monday and Saturday big bands and Saturday AM combo


2018 CJW Jazz Festival featuring Rich Wetzel, Trumpet
Dazzle, Denver, CO.  11 am – 9 pm
Details coming soon!