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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 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 1930’s-1940's. This nationally touring group plays 100+ shows each year across the US. The Spicy Pickles have recorded three full length albums, and 2 EP's to date, with their most recent full length studio album Gin & Moonlight being released in 2017.

Joe Smith & The Spicy Pickles has played at jazz festivals and concert series across the United States, and in 2017 alone, opened for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Davina and the Vagabonds. The band's 2014 music video "Movin' Groovy" won 1st place at the Seattle Jazz Dance Film Festival. Their original music has been used in commercials internationally, including Leo Vegas (Sweden) and Visit Seattle (USA), and they have recently had music placed in a major motion picture directed by Yorgos Lanthimos that won best screenplay at Cannes Film Festival 2017. 

Joe Smith & The Spicy Pickles is an endorsing artist for Ear Trumpet Labs microphones, Northeast Drum Company, Earthtone Drumheads, Bosphorus Cymbals, and EARasers Earplugs.

All New Album Release, Radio, and Tour promotion is handled by Powderfinger Promotions.


Past Performances and Tours:
Ross Ragland Theater (Oregon)
Elkhart Jazz Festival (Indiana)
Olympia Jazz Festival (Washington)
Green Box Arts Festival (Colorado)
Glenwood Springs Summer of Music (Colorado)
Colorado Springs Jazz Party (Colorado)
RiverLoop Concert Series (Waterloo, IA)
San Diego Jazz Festival (California)
Redwood Coast Music Festival (California)
Sun Valley Jazz and Music Festival (Idaho)
Mobtown Ballroom (Baltimore)
Evergreen Jazz Festival (Colorado)
Allways Lounge (New Orleans, LA)
Beantown Dance Camp (Beverly, MA)
Bossanova Ballroom (Portland, OR)
Century Ballroom (Seattle)
Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo (Washington, DC)
Swing ReMix (New York City)
Bossanova Ballroom (Portland)
More past dates can be found HERE

Upcoming Tours (2018):
September 5 - Lee's Liquor Lounge (Minneapolis, MN)
September 6 - TBA
September 7-8 - Cowtown Jamborama (Omaha, NE)
October 9-15 - Pacific NW Tour
October 16-21 - Sun Valley Jazz Festival (Sun Valley, ID)
November 3 - Blue Sage Performing Arts Center (Colorado)
November 7 - The Brink (Madison, Wisconsin)
November 8 - The Best Place at Pabst Brewery (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
November 9 - Noce (Des Moines, Iowa)
All upcoming dates can be found on our Calendar


"Joe Smith & The Spicy Pickles are intent on bringing swing back to a new generation, and are doing a magnificent job of replicating not only the music, but the general atmosphere of the era as well." - James Nadal, All About Jazz

"While clearly belonging to the present, this music channels all of the energy and pure joie de vivre that the bands of old had." - Bud Kopman, All About Jazz

"The overriding sense you get from listening to Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles’ High Fidelity is one of well being, a grin on your face and it is not music which warps the mind. In fact, it is probably the most wholesome thing I have heard in quite a little while." - Sammy Stein, Something Else Reviews

 Management Info:
Joe Smith
3200 Oneida St.
Denver, CO 80207
(720) 737-4680

Radio & Publicity
David Avery
Powderfinger Promotions
(800) 356-1155 xt. 1
47 Mellen St. Framingham, MA 01702