KUVO host Arturo Gomez spoke with Joe Smith, preceding his “Roots Groove” show at Dazzle.
Two performances 7 pm and 9:30 pm
An event unlike anything you’ve experienced at Dazzle, the Roots Groove & BBQ is an event for all of your senses. Pulling inspiration from rent parties of the 1920’s NYC and the birthplace of jazz, New Orleans. Come dance, socialize, and eat great food. This event features the food of bandleader Joe Smith, and 2 shows from Joe Smith & The Spicy Pickles.
Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles Jazz Band is a Denver-based Jazz Roots band. Pulling inspiration from bands of the 1920’s-1960’s, the Pickles create an authentic and original sound that is known for its infectious groove. The Pickles bring it all – high energy, quality musicianship, and a true big band sound that celebrates the American Music. The band fuses musical influences from the sounds of Count Basie, Charlie Christian, Fats Waller, Sam Cooke, Louis Jordan, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and more. 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, bandleader
Decker Babcock – trombone
Matt Burchard – tenor sax and clarinet
Alex Heffron – guitar
Braxton Kahn – drums and vocals
Gary Sloan – upright bass
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The Roots Groove & BBQ feat. Joe Smith & The Spicy Pickles