The Five Points Jazz Festival, still one of the most inclusive free festivals in the country is set for Saturday, June 8, and the line up has 20 bands on four outdoor stages. The Main Stage at 29th and Welton has the Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra, Harold Summey’s Creative Love Happening, Danette and the Good Guys, Purnell Steen and the Five Points Ambassadors.

The George Morrison Jazz Heritage Stage at Five Points Plaza has the Bill Kopper Quintet, Ritmo Jazz Latino, Donna Scott Quintet, the Jonathan Powell Latin Jazz Septet and the blues-rock Jack Hadley Band.

At the 27th and Welton stage, it’s the Renwick Brothers, the Harry Drabkin Quartet, the Clare Church Quartet, and Electric Giz, followed by the Tenia Nelson Trio, known as TNT.

And, at the 25th and Welton stage, The Otone Brass Band will open the festival at noon with a parade, then Charles Blenzig & Simple Math, Linda Theus-Lee’s Vocal Musical Journey,” followed by the Brian Claxton Quartet, and Hugh Ragin’s Messengers of Peace.

We speculate that many of the indoor venues along Welton will present their own music on June 8, including Brother Jeff’s annual Joe Bonner Legacy jam session.

Vendor slots are still open, get details at Arts and Venues. (SOURCE: Arts & Venues / Five Points Jazz Festival)

Historic Denver is taking its campaign to save the El Chapultepec building to the streets with a rally in front of the building on Friday, March 29th at 4 p.m. “If the walls could talk…” (SOURCE: Historic Denver / The Pec)

Keyboardist Cory Henry is out with a new documentary film about his upbringing in the church. It’s called simply “Church,” and it’s shot largely where he was raised, at the Institutional Church of God in Christ in Brooklyn, New York.

At just age 37, he’s had quite an eventful life. The five-minute trailer is posted on Cory Henry’s YouTube channel. The music from the documentary is streaming all over. His “Music for Yo Soul!” world tour includes the JAS Aspen June Experience but does not include Denver.

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