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••• March '10
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Read on for the latest news from the UK's No.1 jive & swing band, The Jive Aces.

Jazz Meets Jive - 5-Star Review

The Jazz Meets Jive show, with Kenny Ball and The Jive Aces together, just got a great, five-star review in the Brighton Argus:

Jazz Meets Jive "Whatever the biting cold outside inflicted on the audience, the blistering heat generated by The Jive Aces’ opening number soon dissipated the effect.

The high-energy band, endlessly moving around in their yellow suits, provided non-stop performances of 1950s music – a case of Bill Haley meets Big Band Swing.

Highlights included a boogie-woogie number with the pianist emulating the antics of Jerry Lee Lewis and a sizzling version of “Sing! Sing! Sing!” which provided a glorious end to their set.

Topping the bill was jazz legend Kenny Ball – long past bus pass age and still blowing up a storm after more than 50 years of leading a band. He showed no fear in hitting the high notes.

Amongst jazz standards including 'That’s A Plenty' and 'Someday You’ll Be Sorry', past hits 'Sukiyaki' and 'Midnight In Moscow' came across with freshness. A swinging drum solo and a thrilling jazz version of Bach’s 'Toccata' proved highly popular, with both bands combining for the finale – a version of The Beatles’ All You Need Is Love.

Next Jazz Meets Jive shows are Bournemouth on the 1st April and Leicester on the 9th April, see gig guide below for full details.

On The Beeb

The Jive Aces are continuing their run as “house band” on BBC Radio London’s “Late Nights”.

The Aces are on the show, presented by old friend Joanne Good, every Wednesday from 10pm to 11pm. You can tune in to the show at 94.9FM in the London area from anywhere else, online at http://www.bbc.co.uk/london/radio.

The band’s song “London Rhythm” is also used for the trailer for the show throughout the weeks.

 

Lakeside to Stateside

The Big Jive All-Dayer at Lakeside Club in Surrey was a big success. The event, put on by the Jive Aces for the second year running, featured 4 bands, 4 DJ’s, dance performances, retro stalls, etc and ran from 1pm – 1am. Lakeside again proved a fabulous venue with its revolving stage and huge dance floor that was constantly packed with enthusiastic dancers.

The following morning it was straight to the airport as the Aces flew off to Hollywood for two weeks. The band has been recording with the legendary Keely Smith as well as Toni Elizabeth Prima, for a new release (more on that soon) as well as performing to capacity crowds at several of the top swing venues around Los Angeles, including the fabulous art deco Cicada Club. You can see the show online HERE.

Cicada Cicada Cicada

Summertime Swing

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Tickets are now on sale! There is even an early bird discount ticket for the first 100 people available until the end of April only so book now! Details and tickets from 01342 300 075 or go to summertimeswing.eventbrite.com.

Summertime Swing, Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 4JY

Special guests include Kenny Ball, Chas McDevitt, Toni Elizabeth Prima, Keith Ball and special guest of honour Keely Smith plus DJ Terry Elliott, classic vehicle displays, BBQ, retro clothes stalls and lots more. All proceeds to charity!

Summertme Swing 2010

To access the FaceBook event page for Summertime Swing, click HERE.

Gig Guide

Date/Time Country/Town Details
March

Sat Mar 27th,
9:00pm

England, London The Pigalle Club, 215 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9HN. Jive Aces start 8.45pm (tickets and reservations at www.vpmg.net/pigalle or 0845 345 6053 - £10 before 10pm, £15 after)
April
Thurs Apr 1st,
7:00pm
England, Bournemouth “Jazz Meets Jive” Kenny Ball and The Jive Aces (two full bands), Pavilion Theatre, Westover Rd, Bournemouth, BH1 2BU (tickets £16/£15 (concs)/£14 (friends) from 0844 576 3000 or www.bic.co.uk) with special guest Keith Ball
Sat Apr 3rd,
9:00pm
England, London The Pigalle Club, 215 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9HN. Jive Aces start 8.45pm (tickets and reservations at www.vpmg.net/pigalle or 0845 345 6053 - £10 before 10pm, £15 after)
Sun Apr 4th,
England, East Grinstead Dunnings Mill Snooker Club, Dunnings Mill, East Grinstead, West Sussex (tickets on the door) With DJ Nick Kirby
Thu Apr 8th,
7:00pm
England, Leicester “Jazz Meets Jive” – Kenny Ball and The Jive Aces (two full bands), De Montford Hall, Granville Road, Leicester, LE1 7RU (tickets £16/£14.50 conc. from 0116 233 3114, info from www.demontforthall.co.uk) with special guest Keith Ball
Fri Apr 9th,
8:00pm
England, Manchester Big Jive dance, The Irish Centre, 10 Queen's Road, Manchester, M8 8UF (tickets £10 adv, from 0870 264 3333 www.seetickets.com or £12 on door) With DJ Ian "GI Jive" Hartley and special guests Shannon Reilly and Cody & Hailey aka the Swing Kids
Sat Apr 10th England, Willingale JiveSwing.com dance, Willingale Village Hall, The Street, Willingale, Essex, CM5 0SN (tickets and info from from www.jiveswing.com)
Mon Apr 12th,
9:00pm
England, London 100 Club, 100 Oxford St, W1, London (tickets £9/£10 on the door, info from www.swingdanceuk.com) Dance lesson starts 7:30pm
Sun Apr 18th, England, Frimley Green Private Event
Fri Apr 23rd
England, London Berkeley Dress Show (Private Event)
Fri Apr 23rd England, London Private Event

Sat Apr 24th,
9:00pm

England, London The Pigalle Club, 215 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9HN. Jive Aces start 8.45pm (tickets and reservations at www.vpmg.net/pigalle or 0845 345 6053 - £10 before 10pm, £15 after)
Sun Apr 25th,
7:00pm
England,
Walmer Bridge
Walmer Bridge Village Hall, Gill Lane, Walmer Bridge, Preston, Lancs, PR4 5GN (tickets £10 inc supper from 01772 613 460, nfo from www.walmerbridgevillagehall.co.uk)
Wed Apr 28th,
evening
N. Ireland, Derry City of Derry Jazz Festival, Gweedore, 63 Waterloo Street, Derry, BT48 6HD Derry, N. Ireland (info from www.cityofderryjazzfestival.com)
Thurs Apr 29th,
evening
N. Ireland, Derry City of Derry Jazz Festival, Da Vinci’s, 15 Culmore Road, Derry, BT48 8JB, N. Ireland (info from www.cityofderryjazzfestival.com)
Fri Apr 30th,
afternoon
N. Ireland, Derry City of Derry Jazz Festival, Foyleside Mall, Orchard Street, Derry, BT48 6XY Orchard Street, Derry, BT48 6XY, N. Ireland (info from www.cityofderryjazzfestival.com)
Fri Apr 30th,
evening
N. Ireland, Derry City of Derry Jazz Festival, Rafters, 122 Northland Road, Derry, BT48 0LX, N. Ireland (info from www.cityofderryjazzfestival.com)
May
Sat May 1st N. Ireland, Derry City of Derry Jazz Festival, City Hotel, 14-18 Queens Quay, Derry, BT48 7AS, N. Ireland (info from www.cityofderryjazzfestival.com)
Sun May 2nd,
evening
N. Ireland, Derry City of Derry Jazz Festival, Da Vinci’s, 15 Culmore Road, Derry, BT48 8JB, N. Ireland (info from www.cityofderryjazzfestival.com)
Mon May 3rd,
afternoon
N. Ireland, Derry City of Derry Jazz Festival, The Strand, 35 Strand Road, Londonderry, BT48 7BL, N. Ireland
Wed May 5th,
12:00 (noon)
England, Hendon RAF Veterans Day, RAF Museum, Grahame Park Way, London, NW9
Fri <ay 7th England, Selsea Holiday camp
Thurs May 13th Holland, Breda Breda Jazz Festival, Breda, Holland ( 2 shows afternoon and evening, detail at www.bredajazzfestival.nl)
Fri May 14th,
7:00pm
England, Sevenoaks “Jazz Meets Jive” – Kenny Ball and The Jive Aces (two full bands), The Stag Theatre, London Rd, Sevenoaks, TN13 1ZZ (tickets soon from www.stagsevenoaks.co.uk or 01732 450175) with special guest Keith Ball
Sat May 15th England, Keighley Jive dance
Sun May 16th,
7:30pm
England, Newark “Jazz Meets Jive” – Kenny Ball and The Jive Aces (two full bands) Newark Palace, Applegate, Newark-on-Trent, Notts, NG24 1JY (tickets £16.50/£15 conc. & friends from www.palacenewark.com or 01636 655 755 ) with special guest Keith Ball
Sat May 21st,
8:00pm
England, Over Get in the Swing Dance, Community Centre, The Doles, Over, Cambs. CB24 5NW (tickets £13 from www.getintheswing.com or 01763 242 949)
Sun May 23rd,
7:00pm
England, Ilford Kenneth More Theatre, Oakfield Road, Ilford, Essex IG1 1BT (tickets and info from www.kenneth-more-theatre.co.uk or 020 8553 4466)
Thu May 27th,
7:30pm
England, Stevenage “Jazz Meets Jive” – Kenny Ball and The Jive Aces (two full bands) plus special guest Keith Ball - Gordon Craig Theatre, Lytton Way, Stevenage, Herts, SG2 1LZ (tickets from 08700 131 030 or www.stevenage-leisure.co.uk) with special guest Keith Ball
Fri May 28th,
1:30pm
England, Chelsea Chelsea Flower Show, Royal Hospital Grounds, Chelsea, London, SW3 4SL (tickets and info from www.rhs.org.uk)
Fri May 28th,
7:30pm
England, Chelmsford Jazz Meets Jive” – Kenny Ball and The Jive Aces (two full bands) plus special guest Keith Ball – Civic Theatre, Fairfield Rd, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1JG (tickets £16/£14 (concs) from www.chelmsford.gov.uk/theatres or 01245 606 505)
Fri May 29th,
1:30am
England, Chelsea Chelsea Flower Show, Royal Hospital Grounds, Chelsea, London, SW3 4SL (tickets and info from www.rhs.org)
Sat May 29th,
9:00pm
England, London The Pigalle Club, 215 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9HN. Jive Aces start 8.45pm (tickets and reservations at www.vpmg.net/pigalle or 0845 345 6053 - £10 before 10pm, £15 after)
June
Sat Jun 5th England, Debach Hanger Dance, Debach Airfield, Clopton, Woodbridge, IP13 6QS (tickets £16 from 01473 737 236 or www.493bgdebach.co.uk)
Sun Jun 6th,
8:00pm
England, Warlingham Botley Hill Farm, Limpsfield Road, Warlingham, Surrey, CR6 9QH (tickets £11 from 01322 644 511)
Tues Jun 15th England, Worthing Taxi Benevolent fund for veterans event
Thurs Jun17th,
7:00pm
England, Lancaster

Grand Theatre, St. Leonards Gate, Lancaster, LA1 1NL (tickets £12/£11 from www.lancastergrand.co.uk or 01524 64695)

Fri Jun 18th Sweden, Stockamollan

Stockamollan Swing Festival, Sweden – (tickets and info from www.gunhildcarling.net/stockamollan)

Sat Jun 19th England, Gatwick Private Event
Fri Jun 25th England, Kingsbridge Kingsbridge Festival, Devon (tickets and info from www.kingsbridgemusicfest.org)
Sat Jun 26th,
9:00pm
England, London The Pigalle Club, 215 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9HN. Jive Aces start 8.45pm (tickets and reservations at www.vpmg.net/pigalle or 0845 345 6053 - £10 before 10pm, £15 after)
Sun Jun 27th,
afternoon
England, Coalville Picnic in the Park, Coalville (Free Show) More details and exact times soon
Mon Jun 28th,
England, Exeter Jazz Meets Jive, Exeter Corn Exchange, Market Street, Exeter, EX1 1BW - Kenny Ball and The Jive Aces (two full bands) plus special guest Keith Ball (tickets £16/£14 from 01392 665 866) Part of Exeter Music Festival

 

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