“Best Big Band in Denver” — CBS Local

“Classic Swing for a New Generation”


Exciting, elegant and fun, the 18-piece Flatirons Jazz Orchestra recreates the romance and excitement of the Swing Era: Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Count Basie and more. Featuring one of the finest jazz singers in America, Deborah Stafford.

Come Dance With Us!

Dickens Opera House

3rd & Main, Longmont

Wednesday, September 26
Count Basie meets Dick Clark at the Dickens

We’ll be shooting an “American Bandstand” style Swing Dance Show featuring FJO the Pearl Street Jive dance troupe, to be broadcast on “Blues Roots Denver TV” at the historic Dickens Opera House, 300 Main Street in Longmont.

Doors open at 6:30. Shooting from 7:00 to 8:30. Join us on the dance floor (vintage dress please) or just be part of the rowdy studio audience. Come early for dinner. Great food. Two bars. Singles & beginners welcome.  FREE Advance tickets at: eventbrite.com


E's Just Good Eats

E’s Just Good Eats

Saturday, October 13
Big Band Swing Dance at the Aviation Club

We’ll be at E’s at the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport, 11755 Airport Way, Broomfield, CO 80021

Doors open at 6:30. Free Swing Dance lessons at 7:00. LIVE BIG BAND MUSIC from 8:00 to 11:00. Special exhibition dancing by the Pearl Street Jive dance troupe. Come early for dinner.  Singles & beginners welcome. $15 at the door. Advance tickets at: eventbrite.com


Saturday, October 20
Swing Dance Fundraiser for El Sistema
at the historic Denver Turnverein.

Music Education is in Crisis as districts cut budgets and divert resources. So the Flatirons Jazz Orchestra is joining forces with El Sistema Colorado to provide instruments and music education for kids in Denver.

Join us, Saturday, October 20, 7:00 to 11:00 pm for an exciting evening of Big Band music and swing dancing at the Denver Turnverein, 1570 N Clarkson St, Denver, CO 8021. All proceeds will support music education for kids in Denver.

Beginners and Singles welcome. Doors open at 6:30. Swing dance lessons at 7:00, three hours of LIVE BIG BAND MUSIC from 8:00 to 11:00. $50 Couple/$35 Single includes drink coupons and snacks. Tax-delectable tickets available at: eventbrite.com


Friday, October 26
Big Band Swing Dance Night at the historic Dickens Opera House in Longmont. Special exhibition dancing by the Pearl Street Jive dance troupe.

Doors open at 6:30. Free Swing Dance lessons at 7:00. Three hours of live music from 8:00 to 11:00.  Special performances by the Pearl Street Jive dance troupe.  Come early for dinner. Great food. Two bars. Singles & beginners welcome. $15 at the door. Advance tickets at: eventbrite.com


Denver Big Band at Avalon

FJO at the Avalon Ballroom

Saturday, February 16, 2019
Sweetheart Swing Dance Night
at the Avalon Ballroom in Boulder.

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. 

Featuring the Denver Swing Project Dance Troupe

Featuring the Pearl Street Jive dance troupe

Swinging Dance Band

Partnering with Pearl Street Jive

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
Call:  303-642-0510
eMail Sticks(at)FlatironsJazzOrchestra.com


2 Responses to “Best Big Band in Denver” — CBS Local

  1. tom goldsmith says:

    “It Must Be Jelly Cause Jam Don’t Shake Like That” would make a great addition to the band’s playlist, AND the Avalon Dance crowd would will love it.
    https://youtu.be/ie7gih_Xc_c [one of Glenn Miller’s version]
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JM7o0FxjWJo [Woody Herman’s version]
    Personally, I think Miller’s bands, esp’ly the Air Corps Band swings it harder, but Woody’s version expands on the lyrics.

  2. Hi, I saw a post on the Colorado Horn Players Facebook page about you guys needing a lead bone. I am interested! I have played lead bone in UNC Jazz Lab Band 1 and currently play split lead with the CU Concert Jazz Band. I would love to talk to you about possibly joining.

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