Swing Dancers

The Flatirons Jazz Orchestra is a traditional 18-piece big band; 5 saxes, 4 trombones, 4 trumpets, piano, guitar, bass, drums, and one of the finest jazz singers in the country, Deborah Stafford.

Nothing beats the romance and excitement of the Big Bands. We authentically recreate the great Swing-Era music of Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Stan Kenton, Gene Krupa, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Diane Schuur, Buddy Rich, and more.

Rated “One of the 10 Best Jazz Bands in Denver.” by CBS Local and Reverb Nation, we play in regular rotation at venues all over the Front Range, including:

  • Avalon Ballroom, Boulder
  • Dazzle Jazz, Denver
  • Buffalo Rose Event Center, Golden
  • Dickens Opera House, Longmont
  • Denver Turnverein
  • Mercury Cafe
  • Curtis Ballroom

And we perform for festivals all over the state:

  • Winter Park Concert Series
  • Estes Park Big Band Bash
  • Keystone Wine & Jazz Festival
  • Capital Hill People’s Fair
  • Boulder SpringFest
  • Boulder Jazz and Art Festival
    plus weddings, fundraisers and corporate events.

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 quintet 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.

FJO delivers the highest standards of professionalism and stagecraft. This  makes it a magnet for the most talented, committed musicians in the area. This band swings. Our music we play  compells any audience to get up and dance.

We can dress jazz-festival casual to suit-and-tie 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.

Our ultimate goal of  to have fun, because that great satisfaction comes from creating great art. And when the people are dancing and clapping and cheering us on, it just doesn’t get any better than that.

Call now to explore the possibilities:
Orvel Ray “Sticks” Wilson


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