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New Aldaya Jazz Stage

Saturday June 23, 2018 - 4:00

Sunday June 24, 2018 - 11:00 AM & 2:00 PM


A little over 30 years ago, CU Denver’s first traditional jazz ensemble, the “Timbuktu Plus Five,” was named National Collegiate Dixieland Champions by the National Association of jazz Educators. Since then, the band has received two Downbeat awards, been honored by the Governor of Colorado, made 25 plus national jazz festival appearances, played at about 200 University of Colorado events, and made four CDs. The band has also toured in Germany, performed at the Moscow Conservatory, and performed at the international Enkhuizen Jazz Festival in the Netherlands.