City Park Jazz 2023 Blues Brass and Bootie Shakin’ Rhythms for Everyone!

DENVER — City Park Jazz is excited to announce our lineup for our 37th annual summer series and Celebration of Community!
City Park Jazz is a celebration of community that began in 1986 featuring only local musicians. Sunday evenings throughout the summer sees anywhere from 8,000 to 12,000 neighbors from around City Park neighborhoods — and all over Colorado —enjoying the amazing talent that calls the Centennial State home, all free of charge. A handful of carefully selected vendors and food trucks round out this festival-like atmosphere as we all celebrate the community we share.
“In our continuing tradition of exploring the incredible diversity of jazz as an art form, we’ve put together a great lineup for 2023,” says Andy Bercaw, President of the City Park Jazz Board of Directors. “We’ve got everything from soul to funk to straight-ahead to blues to Latin and more. After such a long winter, we couldn’t be more excited for another summer of sweet sounds and delicious eats at City Park Jazz!”
Our lineup this year features some of Denver’s most beloved performers, including Dotsero, Otis Taylor, and the return of the very popular Brass Band Extravaganza for the fourth straight season.
We’re also very excited to present our newest T-Shirt Design, which you can see online at It’s definitely a keeper to add to your CPJ T-Shirt collection! This limited-edition shirt will only be available at CPJ concerts throughout the summer until we run out.
With all this excitement, we especially need concert volunteers and sponsors! City Park Jazz is an all-volunteer run event (and a 501(c)3 charitable organization) and we need YOU to make it happen. Space is limited. for more information regarding volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, or to make a donation.
This year, the season spans 10 Sunday evenings from 6–8 p.m. starting June 4, 2023. The free concerts are staged at the City Park Pavilion.* For more information, bios and photos of each act, please refer to

Date Artist
6/4/23    Sarah Mount and the Rushmores
6/11/23    Stafford Hunter & Jazz Explorations
6/18/23    Dotsero
6/25/23    Ritmo Jazz Latino
7/2/23    Wellington Bullings
7/9/23    Chris Daniels and the Kings
7/16/23    4th Annual Brass Band Extravaganza feat. Guerrilla Fanfare
   and Bourbon Brass Band
7/23/23    Otis Taylor
7/30/23    The Burroughs
8/06/23    La Pompe Jazz
*As a reminder, only 3.2 beer is allowed in the park (no glass containers), and please help us keep the park clean by disposing all trash in the dumpsters provided. For a complete list of Denver Parks rules, see 

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