City Park Jazz presents Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles Jazz Band, a Denver-based band dedicated 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 late 30s and early 40s. 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.

Trumpet player and vocalist, Joe Smith, started the band in January of 2013 to give dancers live music to swing out to. Since the band’s inception, the Pickles have held a special place in their heart for the swing dance community. The band travels from coast to coast to play their spicy tunes at events and venues of all sizes, and inspire people to fall in love with jazz over and over again. The group is notorious for its spot on arrangements and electrifying energy. The band is known to regularly keep dancers on their feet truckin’ until 4 in the morning. More on the Pickles

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Drawing Dates – Good Luck!
Wednesday, July 6, 2022, during Janine Santana’s show at 5 o’clock hour
Wednesday, August 17, 2022, during Susan Gatschet’s show at 11 o’clock hour
Wednesday, August 31, 2022, during the Morning Set

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Grill information: Courtesy of Proud Souls Barbecue and Provisions. Travel Q PRO285X, a Napoleon travel portable gas grill with a scissor cart that can grill up to 20 hamburgers at once on the 285 square inches of cooking area. This stylish all black finish with chrome details will match any outdoor décor. The cast aluminum, high-topped lid design lets you take portable grilling to the gourmet level. Winners will also receive a Propane Tank, TravelQ Scissor Cart Cover, and a Stainless Steel 3 Piece Tool Set. Drawing Rules and Guidelines

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