Joe Smith & The Spicy Pickles

As Denver's premier vintage jazz band, Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles Jazz Band is available for Weddings, Corporate and Municipal Events, Private Parties, Swing Dance Events, Jazz Festivals, House Parties, and other jazz-inspired shenanigans. We play locally in Colorado, but enjoy traveling with our core group of regular musicians. To keep costs low, we invite local musicians to fill out the band, giving us that extra spicy local flavor we know you’ll love. 

The Pickles love to work with the swing dance community and are happy to contract swing dancers for your event needs. They can even collaborate with dancers for a live performance with the band. Joe Smith can work with you to get the right dancers for group lessons or live entertainment.  

Joe Smith leads two additional bands that focus on playing vintage jazz: Joe Smith & the Mile High Club is a three to five-piece band that plays early swing to the likes of Goodman's small groups, Louis Armstrong, and Wingy Manone. The Joe Smith Orchestra is a thirteen-piece big band inspired by the sounds of the Artie Shaw, Count Basie, and Benny Goodman bands.


1st Place, 2014 Jazz Dance Film Festival: Movin' Groovy