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.

8th Annual CJW Jazz Festival

Bob Montgomery

At its 8th annual Jazz Festival, Colorado Jazz Workshop is honoring and featuring its talented directors Keith Oxman, Marc Sabatella, Rex Matzke, and Ron LeGault. Joining that stellar lineup will be longtime CJW friend and supporter, internationally recognized trumpeter/composer Bob Montgomery.

Saturday, October 26, 2019
Dazzle,1512 Curtis Street, Denver, CO

Click here to see and hear what you missed!