“An exemplar of American swing dance music. The Flatirons Jazz Orchestra is in the small top tier of bands that I engage for my events.” — Jim Borzym, American Vernacular Dance
Exciting, elegant and fun, the Flatirons Jazz Orchestra recreates the romance and excitement of Swing-Era music of Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Stan Kenton, Gene Krupa, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Diane Schuur, Frank Sinatra, Buddy Rich, and jazz royalty from the The Birth of Swing to Modern Times.
GET HIGH! Come to the mountains and dance with us at 8,000 feet at the state-of-the-art Caribou Room in Nederland, Friday August 11. Special exhibition dancing by the Denver Swing Project. Doors open at 6:00. Free Swing Dance lessons at 7:00. Three hours of live music from 8:00 to 11:00. 21+ (teens OK with a parent) Singles, beginners welcome. $15 at the door. Advance tickets at: eventbrite.com
Ground Zero for Swing Come dance with us at the totally far out Mercury Cafe in Denver, Sunday, September 24. Doors open at 5:00. Free Swing Dance lessons at 5:30 and 7:00. Three hours of live music from 8:00 to 11:00. Singles, beginners, all ages welcome. $10 at the door. Advance tickets at:
Historic Stage Come north and dance with us at the historic Dickens Opera House in Longmont, Friday December 1. Special exhibition dancing by the Denver Swing Project. Doors open at 6:30. Free Swing Dance lessons at 7:00. Three hours of live music from 8:00 to 11:00. Come early for dinner. Great food. Two bars. Singles & beginners welcome. $15 at the door. Advance tickets at:
Sweetheart Swing Dance Night at the Avalon Ballroom in Boulder, Saturday February 17. Doors open at 6:45. Free Swing Dance lessons at 7:00. Three hours of live music from 8:00 to 11:00. Family friendly, no bar, but you can bring your own wine or beer. Snacks provided. $15 at the door.
Imagine, a night out at The Cotton Club, dressed in tux, tails and furs. It’s New York, 1939, the era of the big bands. The stage is loaded with a grand piano, 5 saxes, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, an upright bass, guitar, drums and a lovely lady singer. You take your escort by the hand, and step out into the crowded dance floor, you spirits lifted by the music, practically floating.
Perfect for a “Great Gatsby,” “Casino Royal,” or “USO Show” theme party. Any time you want very classy and exciting entertainment.
We cover it all, from a quiet cocktail hour quartet to an elegant evening of ballroom dancing: Charleston, Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Rumba, Jump, even Cha Cha Cha. Perfect for weddings, receptions, parties, festivals and corporate events.
We can dress jazz-festival casual to tux-&-tails formal. We happily accommodate special requests, and can plan a show that they’ll be talking about for years. Call us to explore alternate configurations, from cool quartet to a full-size Jazz Orchestra.
Our fees include travel, booking fees, and even our own PA system, saving you hundreds of dollars.
Call now to explore the possibilities:
Orvel Ray “Sticks” Wilson