Located just down the road from Jazz on 2nd Ave, the Niwot High School Jazz Band (led by Niwot High’s music teacher Wade Hendricks) offers a great opportunity for students to explore this truly American art form. Currently there are 2 jazz bands at Niwot High School, accepting beginners through advanced musicians. In 2010 and 2011, members of the jazz bands won awards at the Winter Park Ski-Music Festival. In 2017, they received Superior ratings at the Skyline Jazz Fest and the UNC Jazz Fest.
These young musicians also perform at gigs in the community such as at Oskar Blues. Most recently, Niwot High School Jazz Band traveled last spring to New Orleans to perform in a jazz festival!
Jazz on 2nd Ave and the Colorado Jazz Group makes it a priority to showcase the next generation of jazz musicians, and have teamed up with Niwot High School several times over the last 7 years to bring these youngsters to the stage!