Dazzle Jazz will leave Lincoln location for new downtown digs this year

After nearly two decades in Capitol Hill, Dazzle Jazz is picking up and moving downtown.

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Friday lunch with Purnell Steen at Dazzle Jazz (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Friday lunch with Purnell Steen at Dazzle Jazz (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

After nearly two decades in Capitol Hill, Dazzle Jazz is picking up and moving downtown.

The venue shared the news on Facebook. It’ll be taking over the historic, 8,907-square-foot space in the Baur’s building at 1512 Curtis St.

It might not be the Dazzle you know and love, but the new space is a big get. It’s a Denver Landmark and it’s on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2006, according to a press release, then Mayor John Hickenlooper declared July 18 Baur’s Building Day.

Purnell Steen, a longtime Denver jazz musician and mainstay at Dazzle, said he’ll miss the Lincoln Street spot, but he’s excited to see the venue in a more central location. And while other restaurants and venues have had some trouble in the Baur’s space, Purnell thinks Dazzle can thrive.

“There’s no other jazz club of its nature,” he said. “[It’s] the signature Jazz club of Denver.”

You don’t have to rush on the old Lincoln Street spot just yet — they’ll be open through late May. The new location will open on June 1.

Kevin J. Beaty contributed to this report.