The best jazz shows in December

SUN | MILE HIGH SPIRITS JAZZ FEST at MILE HIGH SPIRITS | 12/8/13 Mile High Spirits and the Gift of Jazz have teamed up to put on this free daylong festival, which kicks off at 3:30 p.m. and runs until 10: 30 p.m. Each of the six local acts on the bill will be paying tribute to other artists: A Denver School of the Arts Combo tribute to Jackie McLean and Dexter Gordon, along with a Matt Smiley Masada tribute, a Greg Harris Quartet tribute to the Modern Jazz Quartet, a Josh Quinlan Quartet John Coltrane tribute and Patrick Lee Trio tribute to Daft Punk.

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