Swingin' Denver Presents: La Pompe Jazz - Dance Lessons & Concert

Swingin' Denver Presents: La Pompe Jazz - Dance Lessons & Concert

Fri, August 11, 2017

8:30 pm

$15.00

FREE SWING DANCE LESSON PRESENTED BY SWINGIN' DENVER BEFORE SHOW, AT 8:30PM IN THE GALLERY.

This show will feature a dance floor and dancing is encouraged!

Jeremy Mohney & His Big Four - A night dedicated to swingin' 30s & 40s jazz featuring classic and original tunes with dancers swinging out, people listening with cocktails in hand, toes tapping to the infectious beat. Swingin' Denver will offer a free swing dance lesson beforehand to encourage new dancers to hop on that dance floor. This night will be perfect for couples and people flyin' solo as Jeremy Mohney transports you to an older age at Dazzle.

Swingin' Denver Presents: La Pompe Jazz - Dance Lessons & Concert
Swingin' Denver Presents: La Pompe Jazz - Dance Lessons & Concert
La Pompe Jazz is a Denver-based gypsy jazz band formed in 2013. With deep roots in Parisian, 'Hot-Club' swing, their sound traverses between upbeat American tin-pan standards, to gypsy folk-tunes, French ballads, & soulful originals. Their recent album 'Lush' combines their love of classic jazz tunes such as, "Exactly Like You" with folk and blues inspired originals such as "Plant Trees". This evolution is most prevalent in their medley of Django Reinhardt's Artillerie Lourde with an original number, aptly re-named "Heavy Cream".

Just nominated by Denver's esteemed Westword Magazine as one of the best jazz bands in Denver, La Pompe Jazz has been seen playing at some of the biggest festivals on the front range, including the Jazz Five Points Festival, People's Fair, & Westword Music Showcase. On top of that, La Pompe Jazz has quickly become one of the premiere swing bands in Denver. With frequent spots at pretty much every swing dance hall on the Front range, La Pompe's infectious rhythm is sure to make you tap your toes.

Their core group is comprised of David Lawrence on guitar and vocals, Andrew Hannum on guitar, Erik Fellenstein on violin and Kevin Laxar on bass. Special guest Bill Pontarelli on clarinet will be filling in for Erik.
Venue Information:
Dazzle @ Baur's
1512 Curtis St.
Denver, CO, 80202
http://dazzlejazz.com