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Bob Harris and “The Bringers of Swing” – Swing w/ Live Music

August 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

| $15 / $10 Students

Bob Harris and his band are a favorite for swing dance at the Avalon, and man, can that guy sing! I like the way they are described on one web site:

“Bob Harris is a professional singer whose recording and touring credits include Frank Zappa, Warren Zevon, Steve Vai, Jock Bartley of Firefall, AXE, Edge of Forever (a group based in Italy), several Denver-based groups, and vocals on numerous studio projects. “Bob Harris & the Bringers of Swing” features Bob on vocals supported by a combo of top jazz musicians. They perform danceable jazz with exciting delivery and incredible vocals. Bob brings an edge to his jazz performances that make him not your typical crooner. Bob Harris & The Bringers of Swing bring to life the hits of great artists such as Tony Bennett, Etta James, Michael Buble, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, to name a few, as well as the classic standards that audiences love.”

The Bringers of swing include guitar, sax, bass and drums supporting Bob’s fantastic vocals. This is one of our top bands and Bob is definitely the best male vocalist found in any of our swing bands at Avalon. Don’t miss him!


Dancing to live music 8:00 to 11:00 PM. Dance music during intermissions by DJ Frank Vernon.

Swing dance class 7:00 PM included. Suitable for all dancers.

Always the best bands!

Admission: $15 per person general; $10 students with I.D.; volunteers free.
Children $10 only with responsible adult in charge.
Cash or check at the door.
No reservations required.

Light snacks provided. There is a coat room.

All ages welcome. No partner or dance experience required.

Please wear non-marking shoes. Dress to express yourself! Casual is fine; dressing up is also great.

The Avalon Ballroom is Colorado’s premier social dance venue, with a large cushioned oak dance floor, excellent audio, and smooth acoustics.

We are known for our welcoming attitude and community spirit.
Gender-balance tends to be quite good.

For weather and other scheduling alerts see the Event Calendar; we rarely cancel a swing dance due to weather.

To be added to the AVD email notification system (for special events and the occasional known cancellations), please send query to avd@columbine.net.

The third Saturday swing dances mainly feature classic, big-band-era styled orchestras and their modern offshoots.
The fifth Saturday swing dances generally feature dance bands of somewhat different styles, but still swing.
Our dances focus mostly on what is generally called six-count swing, not heavily oriented towards lindy-swing.
Our bands generally also play a few dance numbers each evening in other couples-dance styles; cha-cha-cha, waltz, ballads, rumba, and etcetera.

Volunteers welcome.

This swing series is sponsored by American Vernacular Dance, a member group of the Boulder Dance Coalition.




2019 Schedule of Bands

Jan 19 – The Crystal Swing Big Band

Feb 16 – The Flatirons Jazz Orchestra Featuring Deborah Stafford

Mar 16 – Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles

Mar 30 – Your Father’s Mustache Band

April 20 – The After Midnight Jazz Band

May  18 – The Colorado Swing Big Band


Jun 29 – The Neil Bridge 7+ Ensemble with Karen Lee Bridge

Jul 20 – Don Elwood’s Big Band

Aug 17 – Bob Harris and The Bringers of Swing


Sep 21 – Swing City

Oct 19 – The After Midnight Jazz Band

Nov 16 – William and the Romantics

Nov 30 – Dixie Leadfoot and The Chrome Strutsw

Dec 21 – The Hot Tomatoes Dance Orchestra

Dec 31 New Years Eve – Joe Smith and After Midnight


Date: August 17, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cost: $15 / $10 Students
Event Category:


American Vernacular Dance


Jim Borzym


Type of Dance


The Avalon, Ballroom
6185 Arapahoe Rd
Boulder, CO 80303 United States
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