Odessa Rose is a Denver based Swing band whose influences include Django Reinhardt, Joe Venuti, The Hot Club of Cowtown, Duke Ellington, and Hank Williams. Originally established in 2008 by guitarist JimmyHank Williams, the band quickly found a home within the Boston Swing Central dance scene. In 2011, Odessa Rose recorded and produced their first album, titled Odessa Rose, using the older style of reel to reel tape recording.
In 2012, JimmyHank moved to Denver and reformed the band with fiddle player Sam Cole. Their infectious blend of swing, folk, and original Americana music soon captured the ears of local fans and show runners alike. Odessa Rose can be seen playing unique venues throughout Denver such as The Mercury Cafe, Odell Brewing CO, Denver Milk Market, and Little Man Ice Cream.