The Warehouse - Colorado Springs

  • The Warehouse 25 West Cimarron Street Colorado Springs, CO, 80903 United States

Join Joe Smith & The Spicy Pickles for live music, and a bit of dancing in Colorado Springs.

The band will play on Sunday, May 7th from 3-6 PM, and will feature vocalist Cara Griffith. The band will play at The Warehouse at 25 W Cimarron St, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903

About the band:
Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles Jazz Band is a Denver-based vintage jazz band devoted to revitalizing swing music and dance. This small group style swing band packs a punch of power, personality, and wit into each show, intriguing generations new and old with the beloved charm of big band swing from the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s. The Pickles bring it all – high energy, quality musicianship, and an authentic big band sound and look that celebrates the unique American spirit of swing. The band fuses musical influences from the sounds of Count Basie, Benny Goodman, and Artie Shaw with the showmanship of Louis Armstrong, Lucky Millinder, and Jimmy Lunceford. With a smart respect for the preservation of vintage jazz music and entertainment, the Pickles are constantly adding new and original tunes to their repertoire. They bring a unique visual flair to each performance with gimmicks, tricks, horn movements, and hat work inspired to captivate audiences all night long.

Trumpet player and vocalist, Joe Smith, started the band in January of 2013 to give dancers something to swing out to. Since the bands’ inception, the Pickles have held a special place in their heart for the swing dance community. The band travels from coast to coast playing their spicy tunes at swing dance events and jazz festival both large and small, inspiring people to fall in love with jazz over and over again. The group is notorious for their spot on arrangements and electrifying energy.

Personnel:
Joe Smith - Trumpet/Bandleader
Decker Babcock - Trombone
Matt Burchard - Tenor Sax/Clarinet
Luke Smith - Guitar
Gary Sloan - Bass
BK Kahn - Drums
Cara Griffith - Vocals