This small and mighty swing band packs a punch of power, personality, and wit into each show, thrilling generations new and old with the beloved charm of big band swing from the late ’30s and early ’40s. The jive lasts until midnight, so don’t forget your dancing shoes!
Joe Smith & The Spicy Pickles is a Denver-based band dedicated to revitalizing swing music and dance. The Pickles bring it all—high energy, quality musicianship, and a true 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.
Joe Smith – Trumpet and Vocals
Matt Burchard – Clarinet and Tenor Sax
Decker Babcock – Trombone
Alex Heffron – Guitar
Braxton Kahn – Drums
Gary Sloan – Bass
Molly Kollier – Vocals