City Jazz Foundation has as its mission the preservation of Traditional
Jazz through education, including awarding of scholarships to jazz scholars
and performers, establishment of a jazz camp, and dissemination of jazz
arrangements for jazz bands.
| The QCJF TRAD
City Jazz Foundation has as part of its mission the preservation ofTraditional
Jazz through education. The members of the Board of Directors feel strongly
that one way to do this is to support students of traditional jazz at the
college level. One activitiy of the QCJF has been the establishment of
a scholarship for this purpose.
is presented to a college student who demonstrates ability in the area
of Traditional Jazz Performance, and who demonstrates need for monetary
to date have been students from regional colleges and universities
who have been interested in being involved in the University of Colorado
at Denver traditional jazz program. (They do not need to be students enrolled
at UCD to participate).
Trad Jazz program, begun in 1980, consists of the annual formation of a
trad band (the current group is called "The Claim Jumpers"). Participants
in the band are instrumentalists and vocalists who have demonstrated a
proficiency in their area of musical study and on their particular instrument,
and who can contribute to and benefit from the ensemble performance opportunities
this band experience offers.
is a main criterion for the scholarship. The recipients of the QCJ Foundation
scholarship have been the leaders chosen by fellow students.
who is awarded the scholarship is expected to participate for the full
year in the traditional jazz program at UCD, as a member of the band. The
recipient is also expected to maintain a grade-point average which will
keep him/her in school for the year. The scholarship recipient is expected
to appear at the QCJF annual concert to be recognized from the stage. The
scholarship is currently equivalent to one-half of the annual tuition at
Four young participants
in the first Queen City Jazz Foundation
vocal clinic pose with
members of the Queen City Jazz Band
Bill Clark presents QCJF
scholarship award to Joel
2001-2002 scholarship winner
Steve Illich blows his
Bridget Law 2003-2004
Michael Cryer 2004-2005, 2008-2009
Colin Clark 2009-2010
Craig Finger 2009-2010
Zack Morris 2009-2010
of the Queen City Jazz Foundation Scholarship
J.T. Nolan and Matt Zlaten
Joel Van Horne
2008-2009 Michael Cryer
2009-2010 Colin Clark, Craig Finger, Zack Morris
winner Matt Zlaten holds forth on saxophone,
Queen City Jazz Band leader and tuba player,
Clark, and banjoist Jim Tracy listen admiringly.
foundation sponsors concerts at public and private schools, usually with
matching funds provided by the host school. Traditional jazz bands are
brought to the school with informative progams about the history and social
origins of jazz. Performances by members of the Queen
City Jazz Band and other area musicians round out the presentations.
and Educational Programs Presented in Colorado by the Queen City Jazz Foundation
(Many of these
programs were funded in part by grants from the Scientific and Cultural
Facilities Tax District)
Elementary, Cherry Creek
Christian, Highlands Ranch
write or email us for a free brochure about our school programs.
The Queen City Jazz
before an elementary
& from the archives, JAZZ NOTES NEWSLETTER (pdf) Winter 2008
|Our Annual Concert
Queen City Jazz Band is presenting its annual concert, at the Pinnacle
Events Center, 1001 West 84Th Avenue, Federal Heights, February 20,
2010. This 2 p.m. concert will present The Queen City Jazz Band
with vocalist Wende Harston and our featured guest artist Randy
Randy has performed at festivals, clubs, and concerts around the
world. He has played on the soundtracks of several films,
including The Cotton Club, and Brighton Beach Memories. Randy
recorded all trumpet solos for the recent production of Ma Rainey’s
Black Bottom, starring Whoopee Goldberg.
Today Randy has become one of the most eclectic figures on the jazz
scene. He’s steeped in early jazz, and a true scholar of the work
of Louis Armstrong and Bix Beiderbecke.
Reserved seating tickets: $20.00 non seniors, $18.00 seniors and students, $16.00 groups of 10 or more.
For reservations, phone 303 795-8960, or mail checks to P.O. Box 6351, Longmont, CO 80501
City Jazz Band's "Revisit the Mon-Vue" CD and 4 DVDs
from the Queen City Jazz Band STORE
City Jazz Foundation is supported by revenue from concerts and by contributions
from individuals. The QCJF is a 501c3 foundation and contributions
to the QCJF are deductible under the rules of the Internal Revenue Service.
to the foundation, you may mail your check, payable to QCJF, to Hank Troy,
4628 South Newton Street, Denver, CO 80236.
promptly receive a letter by U.S. Mail acknowledging your contribution.