The following excerpts are from The Denver Post’s article “At Denver’s jazz dinner clubs, patrons enjoy music and meal,” published Dec. 20, 2015. 

Jazz dinner clubs, many of them burnished with sophistication, are enjoying renewed interest in Denver, according to The Denver Post.

Their revival is altogether fitting. During the mid-20th century, Denver was the biggest stopover for jazz musicians between Kansas City and the West Coast.

Five Points was red hot. Stars such as Louis Armstrong, Dinah Washington, Cannonball Adderly and Miles Davis stayed in and jammed at the Rossonian Hotel, which still stands. It’s the neighborhood where Neal Cassady introduced Jack Kerouac to jazz before the two gone cats became Beat legends.

Today, successor clubs carry the torch. Some, such as Dazzle, El Chapultepec and Jazz at Jack’s have grown venerable in their own right. Others — including Nocturne, Syntax Physic Opera, The Crown Social Jazz Lounge and Dinner Club, and Baur’s Restaurant and Listening Lounge — are newcomers. 

Where to enjoy live jazz and good music in the Mile High City: 

Baur’s Restaurant and Listening Lounge

1512 Curtis St. | 303-615-4000


930 Lincoln St. | 303-839-5100. 

El Chapultepec

1962 Market St. | 303-295-9126. 

Jazz at Jack’s

500 16th St. | 303-433-1000. 

Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club

1330 27th St. | 303-295-3333. 

Syntax Physic Opera

554 S. Broadway |  720-456-7041. 

The Crown Social Jazz Lounge & Dinner Club

1446 S. Broadway | 720-353-4701. 

See the full story here.

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