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Denver, Colorado

The Harlem of the West

Take a step back in time as we learn about jazz history in Five Points—The Harlem of the West.

Nocturne Lounge will set the mood as we explore the history that helped jazz flourish in Denver's most historic African-American neighborhood. Terry Nelson, the special collection and community resource manager for the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, will speak on the past and present state of jazz in Five Points. Terry is a local expert on the Five Points area and works to share the stories of this community. Her contributions have been widely recognized throughout the Denver Metro. While learning about this historic area, we will enjoy cocktails from Nocturne Lounge that are reminiscent of the era and a live tutorial on different styles of jazz.


  • Ticket includes (1) drink. Please bring a valid 21+ ID if you will be drinking alcohol. Additional drinks available for purchase.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes early for check in. 
  • This event is intended for an adult audience.
  • ADA: please contact with accessibility questions.
  • Meter parking and parking garages are available. Please arrive early to find parking.


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