Venus Cruz & The 5 Pointers perform at Five Points Jazz Virtual Festival.
The 5 Pointers is a futuristic band envisioned by internationally-renowned artist Detour. Denver Post writer John Wenzel said, “‘5 Pointers’ represents one of the Denver’s art scene’s most dynamic and ambitious experiments in recent memory.”
The 5 Pointers is visual and music-based art project based on an imaginative storyline in the year 2100. Following the story of a fictitious band named the “5 Pointers,” this project answers the question not only what does music sound like in the future, but also what does society look and feel like. Based on four characters played by Denver musicians, Venus Cruz as Lola Divine, Dameion Hines as King Tempo, Carl Carrell as Carl Remington, and Felix Ayodele as Wex Abeo, the 5 Pointers project is created to be a interactive and immersive experience through the lens of story traditional, storytelling, and performance.
Denver Arts & Venues, Rocky Mountain Public Media (RMPBS, KUVO JAZZ and THE DROP) are pleased to present the Five Points Jazz Festival virtually on TV at 6pm, radio kicks off at 8pm and online on all of our platforms in lieu of the annual day-long event in Denver’s historic Five Points neighborhood.
“For nearly 20 years, the Five Points Jazz Festival has celebrated the music, culture and roots of this historic neighborhood,” said Mayor Michael B. Hancock. “The Five Points Jazz Festival is truly in the spirit of Denver’s Cultural vision – bringing accessible and inclusive art, culture and creativity to the people of Denver. Even though we won’t be able to celebrate together in person this year, through this virtual medium, we are able to gather as a music-loving community and connect with people who may not have typically been able to attend.”
The virtual event will be presented as a two-hour, state-wide television broadcast on Rocky Mountain PBS, Saturday, May 16, 6-8p.m., a two-hour radio show on KUVO JAZZ on Saturday, May 16, 8-10p.m., aired on KUVO JAZZ 89.3FM, streaming at kuvo.org, and on-demand video event on ArtsandVenues.com/5PJF. In addition, the two-hour video broadcast will be presented on the Denver Arts & Venues, Rocky Mountain PBS and KUVO social media channels. KUVO JAZZ will play segments from past festivals all day on Saturday, May 16, to celebrate the festivities. RMPBS will rebroadcast the program on May 22, at 8-10p.m.