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Welcome. Boulder Friends of Jazz (BFJ) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization devoted to the preservation, promotion and the performance of traditional Dixieland jazz. Jam sessions are held from 1 to 4 pm on the first Sunday of each month except August, when the Member Picnic is held. Admission to the jam sessions is $10 for non-members, $8 for members, $2 for students, and $4 for a Gray Wolf. Participating musicians are admitted free. The jam sessions are open to all musicians who sign in at the door. Everyone doing so is guaranteed to play. Both musicians and non-musicians may look forward to great listening and a good dance floor.

Where: The monthly jams are held at the Avalon Ballroom, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO.

Monthly Newsletter: Download the August 2017 Newsletter

Upcoming Events


Member Picnic

August 6th, 2017 - This year's picnic will be held at Virginia Myers' house in Boulder. Members and non-members get in free. Everyone is requested to bring a salad, dessert or snack appetizer to share. BFJ supplies the beer, wine, soft drinks ice, plasticware and bottled water as well as hamburgers, brats, buns and condiments. It's always hot in August, even before global warming, so people can use Virginia's pool, if they so choose.


Holiday Party

Members dress in their finest holiday attire for the party held during the December Jam. It’s a potluck, where members bring appetizers, snacks, main dish or dessert to share with others.


Mardi Gras

At the annual BFJ Mardi Gras Party, members and guests compete for prizes awarded for best costumes, masks, etc. The party occurs at either the February or March Jam, depending on the official Mardi Gras date.