January/February Denver Jazz Club Newsletter is Now Available for Download

The January/February 2018 Denver Jazz Club Newsletter is now available for download.

There is info on the January 21st performance of Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles Jazz Band, and the February 18th Guest Artist performance of banjoist, guitarist, singer and entertainer Eddie Erickson with the Queen City Jazz Band, celebrating their 60th Anniversary Mardi Gras Celebration. The Denver Jazz Club Youth All-Stars and the UC Denver Claim Jumpers will also be performing with Eddie on the 18th.

Jan-Feb 2018 DJC Newsletter

You will find columns by Walt Hewitt, Peter Robinson, Casey Hayes and John Sobott. There is also a listing of the contributors to the DJC Youth All-Stars, in memory of Jim Hurlbut, along with an announcement of some of the youth musicians being selected to All State and All Jeffco County Jazz Band. An entire page of December 17th DJC Holiday Potluck photos, from Susie Reisser, is included.

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Sunday, January 21st Denver Jazz Club Session to Feature Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles

The very entertaining Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles will be featured at the Sunday, January 21st Denver Jazz Club Session, from 1:30 to 5pm, at Westminster Elks Lodge. This Denver based vintage jazz band is dedicated to revitalizing swing music and dance. They play big band swing from the late 30’s and early 40’s. Their influences include Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Louis Armstrong, Lucky Millinder  and Jimmie Lunceford. Trumpet player and vocalist Joe Smith started the band in January of 2013 to give dancers live music to swing out to. Come see what the younger generation of swing dancers have been hip to for the last five years! They were a big hit for the club the last 2 years!!

The UC Denver Claim Jumpers perform starting at 1:30pm, followed by sets played by the Spicy Pickles. The Denver Jazz Club Youth All-Stars will perform around 4pm.

Sunday, December 17th (1:30-5pm) Annual Denver Jazz Club Holiday Potluck with the Hot Tomatoes Dance Orchestra!

Be sure to attend the Sunday, December 17th Denver Jazz Club Session at the Westminster Elks Lodge from 1:30 until 5:00pm! The Hot Tomatoes Dance Orchestra will be the featured performance group. It’s a nine piece big band that specializes in swing, dance music, and big band jazz, at home with music for dancers and listeners, playing everything from R & B to Sinatra. They are fantastic, so don’t miss it! The UCD Claim Jumpers perform at 1:30pm, and there will also be a performance by our very own Denver Jazz Club Youth All-Stars at approximately 4:00pm. This is the club’s annual holiday potluck, so everyone is asked to provide an entree, salad, appetizer or dessert to share. Admission is $10.00 per person for this special event.

The November-December 2017 Denver Jazz Club Newsletter has Arrived!

The November/December 2017 Denver Jazz Club Newsletter is now available for download.

There is info on the November 19th performance of Your Father’s Mustache Band, and the December 17th Annual Holiday Potluck with the Hot Tomatoes Dance Orchestra.

Nov-Dec 2017 DJC Newsletter

You will find columns by Walt Hewitt, Ed Danielson, Peter Robinson, Casey Hayes and John Sobott. Articles on the life legacies of Jerry Maddock and Jim Hurlbut are also included. You will also find a thank you note from Eric Staffeldt and the UCD Claim Jumpers.

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DJC November 19th Session to Feature Your Father’s Mustache Band (1:30-5pm, Westminster Elks Lodge)

On Sunday, November 19th be sure to attend the Denver Jazz Club Session at the Westminster Elks Lodge from 1:30 until 5:00pm. The UCD Claim Jumpers will perform from 1:30 until 2:00 pm. Then it’s the terrific sounds of Your Father’s Mustache Band! Current band members include: Joe Petrucelli, banjo; Charlie Smith, trumpet; Andrew Vogt, clarinet and baritone sax; Jason Petrucelli, trombone; Ray Leake, Piano; Roger Johns, bass; Jim Moore, drums; and Mike Johnson, washboard.