“Hot Jazz” Bands Lined up for Swinging August Nights

Attendees of Swinging August Nights in Denver will be treated to 3 consecutive Saturdays of live music from three “Hot Jazz” bands – Bands that play danceable swing music. More information about the bands playing at Swinging August Nights Denver can be found below.

La Pompe Jazz – August 13, 2016:

La Pompe Jazz is a Gypsy Jazz band that combines elements of the Parisian jazz style originated by Django Reinhardt, and fuses those influences with American Standards. The band will have a special guest vocalist, “Sweet B.” With influences such as Nina Simone and Ella Fitzgerald, she will be sure to transport you back to the swing era. La Pompe Jazz has been playing in and around Denver since 2013 and continues to revive excitement surrounding this energetic music style.

Gypsy Swing Revue – August 20, 2016:

Gypsy Swing Revue is a Denver-based band that has been called “ridiculously talented” by the Denver Post and “ABSOLUTELY the best django/gypsy jazz/parisian jazz/hot club band in Colorado,” by Denver’s well renowned jazz club, Dazzle. The band’s founder, Elliot Reed has spent countless hours creating his own original arrangements of the 1930’s and 40’s music inspired by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. The Gypsy Swing Revue consists of a traditional acoustic Gypsy Jazz ensemble: two Maccaferri guitarists, a violin, upright bass and vocals.

Joe Smith & the Spicy Pickles – August 27, 2016:

Joe Smith & the Spicy Pickles will be playing American Jazz Standards along with smart new original jazz compositions, complete with horns and vocals. Trumpeter and vocalist Joe Smith started the band in 2013. The band brings excitement to their performances by aiming their music towards swing dancers and listeners alike. Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles have played swing dance festivals from coast-to-coast and continue to inspire dancers in the heart of swing dance communities around the nation.

About The Event Series – Swinging August Nights Denver
ZoZo Outdoor has teamed up with the Community Minded Dance (cmDance) and the Colorado Swing Dance Club to present swing dance events for the public on Saturday August 13th, August 20th and August 27th, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The outdoor events, which will be held at Union Station, at 1701 Wynkoop, Denver, CO 80202, will feature live music performed by stellar local jazz bands, and is open to the public, free of charge.

For information about Swinging August Nights Denver, contact the ZoZo Outdoor at 720-949-2020 or email events@ZoZoGroup.com

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