La Pompe Jazz
In the mountains outside of Bailey, Colorado, La Pompe Jazz recently took up residence in a small cabin to write new material. Upon their return to the city, they had songs harkening back to the classic hot-club style, others pushing deep into the gypsy folk tradition with more than a handful maintaining the soulful, swinging feel La Pompe is known for. On Tuesday August 21st, La Pompe jazz will be bringing these sounds to the Dazzle for an evening of experimentation, improvisation, and gypsy swing fun. We hope you can join us!
We are La Pompe Jazz, est. 2013. Inspired by a love of classic “Hot Club” style jazz, we are a group of musicians from Denver sharing an exploration of Gypsy jazz, blues, and American jazz standards with our own interpretations. We have become a fixture of the local swing dance scene with regular performances at many of the top dance nights. But we’ve also brought our music to a wide range of audiences in our performances at the Five Points Jazz Festival, the 1940s Ball, Swallow Hill, the Underground Music Showcase, and the Westword Music Showcase – where we were honored to receive the Producer’s Choice Award.
While we have always payed homage to the heroes of the genres we enjoy – Django Reinhardt, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Prima, Nat King Cole, Fats Waller, etc. – we’ve also released original compositions that we think present a new fusion of the vintage and modern. Our instrumentation gives a folksy, rustic variant to the traditional jazz sound and lets us dabble in other genres from country to rock. Covering the genre spectrum with string instruments and Colorado pride, we are La Pompe Jazz; stay tuned to see what happens next.