Jenny and The Mexicats — A jazz kit played with sticks and mano, an upright bass tattooed with comely women, jaunty Caribbean-influenced acoustic guitar and a beautiful blonde siren with, yes, a trumpet. Do you wanna dance yet? Jenny will lure you in with her bluesy no nonsense voice. She doesn’t want to work, just to dance. This relationship is torture. It’s just plain better in Buenos Aires. And always her case is compelling, the music a perfect dance in and of itself, pieced together like good jazz—every player counts. Jenny’s from Britain but her Spanish is impeccable, the drummer is from Spain and the strings are from Mexico, but this group is original, like Manu Chau without the political agenda or a killer ska combo minus the kitsch. They are independent and the sum of their parts is from a land of heart and strong, quick rhythm.
“What they’ve done with their influences is create this really impressive mix of rockabilly, cumbia, jazz, flamenco, and they perform it in both English and in Spanish – very cool sound.” – Felix Contreras host of NPR’s Alt Latino on Jenny and the Mexicats.
Pink Hawks — Colorado’s own Xicanxbeat Orchestra, Pink Hawks span a gamut of Afrodiasporic musical styles in an undeniably o.g. Denver way. That being said, it comes as no surprise that they are one of Denver’s longest-standing musical acts whose honors include the Best of Denver Award for World Music in 2013 and 2014 as well as the distinguished Mastermind Award in 2019 from Westword Magazine. With music as their weapon for social disruption, Pink Hawks set the dance floor on fire with rhythms of the revolution.
Bring your dancing shoes as Los Pink Hawks set the dance floor on fire. Your body will thank you later.
All Ages | Rain or Shine
$35 — VIP Doors Open: 3:30 PM
Free — GA Doors Open: 4:00 PM | Show Start: 5:00 PM