An Evening of Classic Big Band Music and Swing Dancing
Join us Saturday, September 24. This unique show only comes to the Dickens once or twice a year.
We’ll get the party started with a FREE beginner swing dance lesson at 7:00, followed by three hours of live BIG BAND jazz from 8:00 to 11:00. Only
or at the door.
The Flatirons Jazz Orchestra – Featuring Deborah Stafford is a traditional 18-piece BIG BAND that authentically recreates the romance and excitement of the Swing-Era, with dance music by Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Stan Kenton, Gene Krupa, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Diane Schuur, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Buddy Rich, and more.
Composed of the region’s most outstanding professional musicians, and one of the finest jazz singers in the country, this music will have everyone on their feet. FJO mixes swinging classics with smoky ballads and easy-listening concert pieces; something for everyone.
Rated “Best Big Band in Denver” by CBS Local, and “One of the 10 Best Jazz Bands in Denver” by ReverbNation. American Vernacular Dance calls FJO “The Best Big Band in Colorado.”
Come early for dinner. The Dickens Tavern features a varied menu of great food. The Shepard’s Pie is my personal favorite.
Parking is free and easy in the city lot just east of the Dickens.