[JACK WAS HERE]

The Roxy was another Jazz joint in Five Points where many Bebop greats played and was frequented by Jack Kerouac and the rest of the Beats.

"At lilac evening I walked with every muscle aching among the lights of 27th and Welton in the Denver colored section, wishing I were a Negro, feeling that the best the white world had offered was not enough ecstasy for me, not enough life, joy, kicks, darkness, music, not enough night." - Jack Kerouac, On the Road

The Rossonian Hotel on 27th and Welton hosted many jazz greats including Billy Holiday, Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, and Nat King Cole (to name a few).

Ed White, Hal Chase, and Neal Cassady introduced Kerouac to the Bop scene on Five Points which was better and bigger in Denver than Harlem or San Francisco. Big names in Jazz once played at the Casino Cabaret at 2637 Welton which is now Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom.