Joe Smith & The Spicy Pickles
Joe Smith & The Spicy Pickles is an 8 piece band based in Denver, Colorado. The band was originally formed to play for swing dancers, and has since opened up their influences to include funk, soul, and pop, focusing on creating grooves that move people. The band is influenced by Count Basie, Fats Waller, James Brown, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, & T-Bone Walker. The Spicy Pickles features some of Denver’s most in demand musicians from the jazz and funk scenes. Over the years the band has had original music placed in commercials and feature films around the world, including Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Killing of a Sacred Deer, starring Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, and Alicia Silverstone. The Pickles Jar has been seen spreading the brine at festivals and clubs from coast to coast, including the main stage at the Telluride Jazz Festival, Sun Valley Jazz and Music Festival, Redwood Coast Music Festival, San Diego Jazz Festival, Elkhart Jazz Festival, Bix Beiderbecke Jazz Festival, and more.
James Brown, Count Basie, Sam Cooke, Lawrence, Duke Ellington, T-Bone Walker