Video- Denver’s Queen City Jazz Band in 1968

Our June issue will feature a profile of the Queen City Jazz Band written by our own Lew Shaw. He'll cover the history of this 60 year old Rocky Mountain institution and let us know what they are up to now. While doing some background on the band we uncovered a fine bit of tape. "Biography of a Jazz Band" was made in 1968 as a senior project by Denver University student Glenn Wolfe. It was filmed on a $600 budget, a hefty sum paid by the band itself. The decision was controversial, and Ed Moldenhaur, father of the trumpet player, ended up filling in on piano for the filming. 50 years later we're grateful the investment was made and this moment in jazz history was documented and preserved. This 16mm, black and white video transfer features the late trombone player and humorist, Alan Frederickson -- founder of the band. Now, more than sixty years since its founding, the QCJB continues to perform and record. Happy Harry Zeno would be proud! Watch Biography of a Jazz Band – The Queen City Jazz Band – Denver from Glenn Wolfe on Vimeo. Here's an update on the band as they enter their seventh decade: In February we will be celebrating our 60th anniversary.  In the past ten years, we have added only two new players, but our band has evolved mu
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