Democratic Convention delegates can get a taste of Mile High history along with their music fix during the ninth annual After 5 Jazz & Blues Festival, which starts today and runs through August 29 in historic Five Points. The fest features both local and out-of-town musicians and runs the gamut from blues and gospel to Latin jazz and just plain jazz.
From the Roaring 20s to the mid-1950s, Denver boasted its own jazz center along Welton Street, with the Rossonian Hotel as the focal point. The National Historic Register has designated Welton Street/Five Points as Colorados only Historic Cultural District.
This is a 21-and-over event; for ticket and schedule information, as well as a complete lineup of artists, go to www.denverjazzfestival2008.com or call 303-296-2701.
Sat., Aug. 23, 1 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 24, 2 p.m.; Aug. 25-27, 5 p.m., 2008