Denver Five Points

Five points is an area of neighborhoods that established its boundaries around the perimeters of Washington street, 27th street, 26th ave, and Welton Street. This neighborhood is one of Denver’s most oldest neighborhoods. It was known as the harlem of the West as it is a popular area for many artists locally as well as the artist who traveled to play in this well known venue. Welton street was where many of these bars and clubs were located that hosted many greats such as Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, and many others. During this time, it became a predominately African-American neighborhood because home sale laws forbade African-Americans to settle in other sections.

Written by: Christian Powell


Charlie Burrell comes to Denver

The whole upbringing of his musical career which began in Denver came about as he came and visited his mother in 1949. In playing with Denver symphony, he was also well know for playing in many of the popular night clubs and bars around Five points. He played classical music which is what he wanted to do, but was also a premium figure in the jazz world and played in a location that was prominent for many jazz icons and figures. Although he left for a while, he came back and finished his career off in Denver and is well known for it. Written by: Christian Powell

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