“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 the Swing Era; Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Stan Kenton, Gene Krupa, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Diane Schuur, Frank Sinatra, Buddy Rich, and more.
Swingin’ Seniors Social Big Band Dance at the Longmont Senior Center, Sunday, February 11. Dance or just listen. 2:00 to 4:00 pm, 910 Longs Peak Ave, Longmont, CO 80501 Free
Shamrock Swing Dance Night at the Avalon Ballroom in Boulder, St. Pat’s Day Saturday March 17. Doors open at 6:45. Free Swing Dance lessons at 7:00. Three hours of live music from 8:00 to 11:00. Boulder’s largest cushioned dance floor. Family friendly, no bar, but you can bring your own wine or beer. Snacks provided. $15 at the door.
Historic Stage Come north and dance with us Friday April 6 at the historic Dickens Opera House in Longmont. Special exhibition dancing by the Pearl Street Jive. 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:
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