EVENTS: City Park Jazz is a Treasure in Denver’s Cultural Life
City Park Jazz produces 10 free jazz concerts each summer in the crown jewel of Denver’s Parks, City Park. Jazz, blues and salsa, the predominant forms of music presented at our concerts, have broad appeal with our uniquely diverse, urban fans.
City Park Jazz is a tradition.
The City Park Jazz Summer Concert Series draws on a historic tradition that began more than 130 years ago. Photographs of City Park from the turn of last century offer scenes of ladies in fine hats and gentlemen in their Sunday best. They strolled around Ferril Lake and rested on the lawns while listening to concerts at the City Park bandstand. The current series began as a just a handful of jazz concerts in 1986. Each year since, thousands of fans of all ages, ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds (over 80,000 guests in 2011!) descend upon the bandstand to enjoy the special combination of music, nature and community.
City Park Jazz is a community supported charity.
City Park Jazz, Inc., a 501(c)(3) corporation, is organized and managed by volunteers who love Denver, love music and who take joy in bringing people together for music in the park. The overwhelming majority of our funding comes from private sources, from individual gifts and grants from charitable organizations, to donations and sponsorships from the business community. City Park Jazz is committed to protecting our environment, and we recycle waste from all of our concerts
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Hazel Miller with Harmony Chorale – Sunday, June 17th – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
The Hazel Miller Band is committed to presenting the best entertainment for our audience every time we take the stage!
HMB has toured North America, Europe, Far East, Middle East and Central America. Always led by Hazel and her powerful voice, this audience favorite has appeared in countless festivals, concerts and fundraisers to the delight of her loyal fans. Hazel is always backed by some of the finest musicians and vocalists in the world.
Hazel Miller is not just a great singer; “She is a force of nature!” quotes the Rocky Mountain News. Her voice has been called “stunning, moving and powerful.” Hazel has been a sought after performer in Colorado for the past 3 decades. Ms. Miller has performed for al the Denver major league sports teams. HMB has performed for 6 sitting governors and 6 mayors and 4 US presidents. The current Hazel Miller Band has been performing for 6 years all over Colorado and nationally. Ms. Miller and her band has just been voted “Best R&B” Band for 2017 in the Westword magazine. Ms. Miller presented a short talk & performed 3 songs for the TEDxBerkely. The band will become international performers in June 2018. The band will play in France in June 2018.
HMB performs an eclectic blend of Jazz, R&B, Blues, Gospel and original music. HMB’s music is designed to excite and involve the audience. The band’s music choices are designed to be inclusive and expansive at the same time.
Check out her website!