Exploring Jazz in Five Points

Five Points, once known as Harlem of the West, attracted the likes of notable jazz musicians such as Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday and was also home to over 90 percent of Denver's Black population by 1920.
Since then, jazz has been deeply woven into the neighborhood's identity, culminating annually with the Five Points Jazz Festival. Explore the impact of Jazz in Five Points with library resources available to all ages.

A black and white image of a Black man and woman hugging at Lerroy's Voters Club in Denver, Colorado on January 14, 1965.



Five Points Jazz playlist on Freegal+ Music
Stream Jazz from artists with Colorado connections for free with your library.

Explore children, teen, adult, and movie recommendations about jazz and beyond in celebration of Five Points Jazz.
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Research Databases

Jazz Music Library
A collection of more than 10,000 albums and more than 130,000 tracks licensed from legendary record labels, including Audiophile, Concord Jazz, Contemporary Records, Fantasy, Jazzology, Milestone, Nessa Records, Original Jazz Classics, Pablo, and Prestige.

Music Online (Alexander Street)
A multidisciplinary collection of audiovisual content that touches on the curriculum needs of virtually every department. Music Online: Listening allows students and researchers alike to analyze unique and valuable content from over 500 producers and distributors around the world.

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