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CANCELED - Christmas Eve at the Merc!

Mercury Cafe, 199 California St., Denver

DUE TO UNCERTAINTIES AROUND OMICRON, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.

Franny & the Jets "A Love Letter to Amy Winehouse" show from 7:30 to 8:30pm.
Hal Aqua and the Lost Tribe from 9:00 to 10:00pm Tickets $20 at the door or Venmo @Risa-Aqua Doors open 7:00 pm / Vax proof and masks required Dinner downstairs 5:00-11:00pm. Call 303-294-9258 for dinner reservations

Francesca Rubin - vocals; Alex Heffron - guitar; Daryl Gott - sax; Gabe Rupe - bass; B.K. Kahn - drums

Beth Evergreen's Soft Opening of Its New Amphitheater

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Congregation Beth Evergreen, 2981 Bergen Peak Dr., Evergreen

Franny & the Jets is the first band to play at this brand new venue! They will be performing their show "A Love Letter to Amy Winehouse" at the soft opening of the new outdoor amphitheater at Congregation Beth Evergreen Plus: Iron Roots band, world music jam, comedy improv troupe, free hot beverages, food truck, Havdalah & dedication ceremony Free admission and open to the general public

DAZZLE AT BAUR'S WITH JOE SMITH & THE SPICY PICKLES

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Dazzle at Baur's, 1512 Curtis St., Denver

The Brainchild of bandleader Joe Smith, The Roots Groove is an immersive jazz and roots music experience, incorporating amazing music, delectable food, socializing, and dancing. This is an experience unlike anything you’ve experienced in Denver.

Pulling inspiration from rent parties of the 1920-30’s, this show features a special food menu, prepared by Joe Smith, music from Joe Smith & The Spicy Pickles, with special guest vocalist Franny Rubin, all with the intent of building community.

Joe Smith & The Spicy Pickles is a Denver based jazz and roots band featuring some of Denver’s best young jazz musicians. The band’s brine contains the following: 30’s/40’s swing music, Rhythm & Blues, Gin, Funk, and Soul.

Joe Smith – Trumpet, Bandleader, Vocals Decker Babcock – Trombone Matt Burchard – Reeds Braxton Kahn – Drums, Vocals Gary Sloan – Bass Alex Heffron – Guitar Gavin Dunn – Keys Franny Rubin – Vocals

$25 Tier 1, $20 Tier 2, $10 student

Vail Jazz Festival with Joe Smith & the Spicy Pickles

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Vail Village, Solaris Plaza, 141 E. Meadow Dr., Vail, Colorado

Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles Jazz Band is a Denver-based band dedicated to revitalizing swing music and dance. This small group style swing band packs a punch of power, personality, and wit into each show, intriguing generations new and old with the beloved charm of big band swing from the late 30’s and early 40’s. The Pickles bring it all – high energy, quality musicianship, and a true big band sound and look that celebrates the unique American spirit of swing. The band fuses musical influences from the sounds of Count Basie, Benny Goodman, and Artie Shaw with the showmanship of Louis Armstrong, Lucky Millinder, and Jimmy Lunceford. With a smart respect for the preservation of vintage jazz music and entertainment, the Pickles are constantly adding new and original tunes to their repertoire. They bring a unique visual flair to each performance with gimmicks, tricks, horn movements, and hat work inspired to captivate audiences all night long.

Musicians: Joe Smith (trumpet), Decker Babcock (trombone), Matt Burchard (tenor saxophone and clarinet), Braxton Kahn (drums and vocals), Gary Sloan (bass), Alex Heffron (guitar), Tom Amend (keys), Francesca Rubin (vocals)

DAZZLE AT BAUR'S WITH JOE SMITH & THE SPICY PICKLES

Dazzle at Baur's, 1512 Curtis St., Denver

An event unlike anything you've experienced at Dazzle, the Roots Groove & BBQ is an event for all of your senses. Pulling inspiration from rent parties of the 1920's NYC and the birthplace of jazz, New Orleans. Come dance, socialize, and eat great food. This event features the food of bandleader Joe Smith, and 2 shows from Joe Smith & The Spicy Pickles. Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles Jazz Band is a Denver-based Jazz Roots band. Pulling inspiration from bands of the 1920's-1960's, the Pickles create an authentic and original sound that is known for its infectious groove. The Pickles bring it all – high energy, quality musicianship, and a true big band sound that celebrates the American Music. The band fuses musical influences from the sounds of Count Basie, Charlie Christian, Fats Waller, Sam Cooke, Louis Jordan, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and more. They bring a unique visual flair to each performance with gimmicks, tricks, horn movements, and hat work inspired to captivate audiences all night long.

Tickets $20

Dazzle at Baur's with Joe Smith & the Spicy Pickles

Dazzle at Baur's , 1512 Curtis St., Denver

An event unlike anything you've experienced at Dazzle, the Roots Groove & BBQ is an event for all of your senses. Pulling inspiration from rent parties of the 1920's NYC and the birthplace of jazz, New Orleans. Come dance, socialize, and eat great food. This event features the food of bandleader Joe Smith, and 2 shows from Joe Smith & The Spicy Pickles. Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles Jazz Band is a Denver-based Jazz Roots band. Pulling inspiration from bands of the 1920's-1960's, the Pickles create an authentic and original sound that is known for its infectious groove. The Pickles bring it all – high energy, quality musicianship, and a true big band sound that celebrates the American Music. The band fuses musical influences from the sounds of Count Basie, Charlie Christian, Fats Waller, Sam Cooke, Louis Jordan, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and more. They bring a unique visual flair to each performance with gimmicks, tricks, horn movements, and hat work inspired to captivate audiences all night long.

Tickets $20

Evergreen Music Festival with Joe Smith & the Spicy Pickles

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Buchanan Fields, 32002 Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen

Franny is vocalist with Joe Smith & the Spicy Pickles noon-1pm! Festival runs 10am-7:30pm with headliner DEVOTCHKA 6:00-7:30pm. Other performing groups include Jazzical Violin with Ovation West/Altezza, FACE Vocal Band, Thomas Cassell Voyager Project, and Joe Bye & Friends. Master of Ceremonies is KUVO Music Director Arturo Gomez. Thomas Dance Project performs throughout.

Adults $25 Veterans/Active Military $15 Teens (13-18) $10 Children (12 and under) $5

Franny & the Jets: A Love Letter to Amy Winehouse, followed by Montbello Drumline and Paa Kow. Artists of Colorado Ballet performing throughout the afternoon.

Francesca Rubin, vocals;, Tom Amend, piano; Anisha Rush; saxophone, Patrick McDevitt, bass; B.K. Kahn, drums

$25 adults, $15 Veterans/active military, $10 teens, $5 child

A Love Letter to Amy Winehouse + some jazz

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The Bar at Plaza38, 3550 W 38th Ave., Denver

Cool new music venue in the Highlands! Best to make free reservations.

Francesca Rubin, vocals; Thomas Jennings, guitar; Anisha Rush, saxophone; Patrick McDevitt, bass; , B.K. Kahn, drums

Free to make reservations! Possibly a two drink minimum (this hasn't been enforced). Limited capacity due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Purim Shpiel

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Zoom

Franny stars as Queen Esther in this spoof set to Abba's Mama Mia songs.

Free, but need to register

Indoor Kol Nidre Services

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Congregation Beth Evergreen, 2981 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen, Colorado

Francesca is sh'lichat tzibbur (messenger of the community/song leader) at this indoor Erev Yom Kippur service led by Rabbi Jamie Arnold. Please register for virtual or in-person. In-person attendance is limited to 25 with priority given to members on a first-come-first-served basis.

No charge for live or Zoom. Donations to CBE are welcome.

Outdoor Kol Nidre Services

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Congregation Beth Evergreen, 2981 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen, Colorado

Francesca is sh'lichat tzibbur (messenger of the community/song leader) at this outdoor service led by Rabbi Jamie Arnold. Please register for virtual or in-person. In-person attendance is limited to 25 with priority given to members on a first-come-first-served basis.

No charge for live or Zoom. Donations to CBE are welcome.

Indoor Erev Rosh Hashanah services

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Congregation Beth Evergreen, 2981 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen, Colorado

Francesca is sh'lichat tzibbur (messenger of the community/song leader) at this indoor service led by Rabbi Jamie Arnold. Please register for virtual or in-person. In-person attendance is limited to 25 with priority given to members on a first-come-first-served basis.

No charge for live or Zoom. Donations to CBE are welcome.

Outdoor Erev Rosh Hashanah Services

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Congregation Beth Evergreen, 2981 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen, Colorado

Francesca is sh'lichat tzibbur (messenger of the community/song leader) at this outdoor service led by Rabbi Jamie Arnold. Please register for virtual or in-person. In-person attendance is limited to 25 with priority given to members on a first-come-first-served basis.

No charge for in-person or Zoom. Donations to CBE are welcome.

Grand Opening

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Private event, Englewood, CO

"Jets" of Franny & the Jets enhance the ambiance at this preview to a Grand Opening of a new store location.

Alex Heffron, guitar; Anisha Rush, saxophone; Matt Smiley, bass

Teradata Universe 2019

Private event, Grand Hyatt, Denver

Franny & the Jets (with the wonderful vocalist Bailey Hinkley Grogan subbing for Franny) play the APAC regional private cocktail reception/dinner during Teradata's international conference, Universe 2019.

Alex Heffron, bandleader/guitarist; Mike Facey, bass; B.K. Kahn, drums