For over 30 years, Purnell Steen and the Five Points Ambassadors has been dedicated to preserving and playing the Jazz and Blues music of Denver’s legendary Five Points neighborhood and is a regular at Dazzle.
In September 2022, the Ambassadors spent a week playing and lecturing in Denver’s Sister City, Brest, France, as part of our cultural exchange.
The band has performed for many dignitaries, including the 2008 National Convention, playing for the Clintons and other notables. Purnell is a cousin to Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, George Duke, 5-time Grammy Award winner Dianne Reeves, and legendary bassist Charlie Burrell.
Purnell Steen – Piano
Myra Warren, Vocals
Ed Stephen – Acoustic Guitar
Vohn Regensburger – Brazilian Guitar
Derek Banach – Trumpet
Max Wagner – Sax
Ron Bland – Bass
Bill Larson – Drum