When Charlie Burrell, one of the nation's first African-American classical musicians, left the concert hall in Denver, his white colleagues went one way, he went another.
"Circuit Rider," the new album from the Denver-based jazz musician features guitarist Bill Frisell and drummer Brian Blade.
Colorado band Buckner Funken Jazz shares a song inspired by the jazz music era of Five Points with CPR.
Traditional, smooth, Latin-style or funk – Colorado jazz aficionados can find a festival to fit every taste. Here are picks from DJ and music columnist Bret Saunders.