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••• March 2013 •••

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•R.I.P. Mr Kenny Ball • Big Jive All-Dayer Sellout
Bring Me Sunshine on BBC Radio 2Summertime Swing 2013 Gig Guide

King of the Swingers

R.I.P. Mr Kenny Ball

Kenny anf IanSadly, last week, legendary jazz trumpeter and good friend of The Jive Aces, Kenny Ball passed away at the age of 82.

We played many gigs with Kenny over the past few years both as a guest with us and as a two band show called "Jazz Meets Jive".

An amazing musician and showman but also a great guy with a fantastic sense of fun. Ian currently uses the trumpet mouthpiece Kenny gave him a couple of years ago and he also gave us his grand piano when he moved house recently.

He will be missed but not forgotten and his spirit lives on through his music. His son Keith is continuing to tour with Kenny's Jazzmen, a great band so catch them if they are near you. We are also arranging a tribute to Kenny as part of this year's Summertime Swing on 4th Big Jive photosAugust (see below).

The Big Jive All-Dayer Sell Out!

A Huge thanks to everyone for coming to the Big Jive All-Dayer last week Si Crantsoun and his band, The Regular Joes and doing their first gig, Hayley and the Hot Notes (with help from Jackson Sloan). Thanks also to DJs Jivin' Man and Ian "Gi-Jive" Hartley and also to guest DJ's Lil' Miss Wiggles and Major 5x5.

Such was the amazing feedback about the event and venue that we have booked next year's date in already so take note! Saturday 1st March 2014, 1pm to 1am. Lineup and ticket details will be announced soon!

Check out the pictures on the right. To see the full picture gallery click HERE.

Bring Me Sunshine on BBC Radio 2

Last week Anneka Rice played Bring Me Sunshine on BBC Radio 2 to celebrate her one-year anniversary of the show! If you heard it and enjoyed it, please let them know! Or indeed if you would like to hear it on the radio, feel free to suggest it too from your favourite presenter and station. We could use a little more sunshine right now (especially in the UK!).

Summertime Swing

This year Summertime Swing is on Sunday 4th August at 3pm. So far we have confirmed Laurie London (best known as the 13 year old who took the world by storm in the late 50s with his single "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands"), The Three Belles and a special tribute to Mr Kenny Kenny Ball with his son Keith. We are working on more very special guests too so keep an eye on our FaceBook page for announcements.

Special early bird discount tickets are available right now for a limited period until the end of April and are also limited in number so if you want one go to www.jiveaces.com/summertimeswing now to order.

Last year we raised over £8000 for charity and we are going for beating that this year!

http://www.jiveaces.com/Summertime Swing FlyerUSA Shows

This week we are flying to Florida and have one public show on Thursday 14th March at Zendah Grotto in Tampa. The in April we'll be back in L.A. and Washington D.C. for shows at the Cicada Club and Dulles Hilton and Glen Echo. Details in the gig guide below.

Gig Guide

There are a LOT of shows added since the last newsletter so please take a look through the gig guide.

N.B. updates, corrections and further ahead dates can be found at www.jiveaces.com/gig_guide)


Date/Time Country/Town Details

Thurs Mar 14th,
USA, Tampa

Zendah Grotto, Zendah Grotto, 4450 W. Ohio Ave, Tampa, FL 33614 (tickets $19 adv. $21 on the door $2 per ticket discount and reserved seating for Group of 8 or more from www.swingang.com or 813-579-4645)

Fri Mar 15th USA, Clearwater Private Event
Sat Mar 16th USA, Clearwater Private Event
Sun Mar 17th USA, Clearwater Private Event
Thurs Mar 21st,
England, London

Ideal Home Show, Olympia, London (tickets and info from www.idealhomeshow.co.uk)

Fri Mar 22nd,
England, London

Ideal Home Show, Olympia, London(tickets and info from www.idealhomeshow.co.uk)

Sun Mar 24th,
England, Streatham

The Hideaway, 2 Empire Mews, Streatham, London SW16 2ED (tickets £10 from www.hideawaylive.co.uk)

Thurs Mar 28th,
Scotland, Rutherglen

Rutherglen Town Hall, 139 Main Street, Rutherglen, Scotland. G73 2JJ (ticket £13.50 / £11 conc. from www.sllcboxoffice.co.uk or 0141 613 5700)

Fri Mar 29th,
Scotland, Kilmarnock

The PalaceTheatre, 9 Green Street, Kilmarnock, KA1 3BN (tickets and info from www.visiteastayrshire.com or 01563 554 900)

Sat Mar 30th,
England, Wetherby

The Engine Shed, York Rd, Wetherby, Yorks, LS22 7SU (tickets and info from 01937 588 884 or www.engineshedwetherby.co.uk)

Sun Mar 31st,
England, Walmer Bridge

Walmer Bridge Village Hall, Gill Lane, Walmer Bridge, Preston (tickets £12 inc. hot homemade supper from 01772 613 460 or www.walmerbridge.co.uk)


Mon Apr 1st,

England, Nantwich Nantwich Jazz Festival, Blitz Stage, Town Square, Nantwich (FREE show, info from www.nantwichjazz.com)
Fri Apr 5th,
USA, Washington DC Dulles Hilton, 13869 Park Center Road, Herndon, Virginia (tickets $20 from www.gottaswing.com)
Sat Apr 6th, USA, Washington DC Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Boulevard Glen Echo, MD 20812-1200 (tickets $20 from www.gottaswing.com)
Sun Apr 14th,
USA, Los Angeles

Cicada Club, Oviatt Building, 617 S. Olive, Los Angeles, CA, 90014 (tickets $25 advance; $30 on door, info from www.cicadaclub.com)

Sat Apr 20th,
Italy, Genova

Tutti Frutti Dance Camp, Crazy Bull Café - Via Degola 4, Genova (tickets €15 from www.tuttifruttidancecamp.com)

Sat Apr 27th Italy, Como Private event
Sun Apr 28th,
England, London

Doreen Collins Charitable Trust charity night (in aid of Kith & Kids) (tickets £25 from mauricecollins@msn.com or 07796 991 140)

Thurs May 2nd,
Northern Ireland, Derry Mayors concert, City Hotel (tickets and info from www.cityofderryjazzfestival.com)
Thurs May 2nd,
Northern Ireland, Derry DaVinci's Hotel (tickets and info from www.cityofderryjazzfestival.com)
Fri May 3rd,
Northern Ireland, Derry Foyleside Shopping Centre (tickets and info from www.cityofderryjazzfestival.com)

Fri May 3rd,

Northern Ireland, Derry Metro Bar (tickets and info from www.cityofderryjazzfestival.com)
Sat May 4th,
Northern Ireland, Derry City Hotel (tickets and info from www.cityofderryjazzfestival.com)
Sun May 5th,
Northern Ireland, Derry DaVinci's Hotel (tickets and info from www.cityofderryjazzfestival.com)
Mon May 6th,
Northern Ireland, Derry Strand Bar (tickets and info from www.cityofderryjazzfestival.com)
Thurs May 9th,
England, Hendon

Veterans Day, RAF Museum, Grahame Park Way London, NW9 5LL (FREE ENTRY)

Fri May 10th Holland, Breda Breda Jazz festival, Breda Holland (tickets and info from www.bredajazzfestival.nl)
Sat May 11th Holland, Breda Breda Jazz festival, Breda Holland (tickets and info from www.bredajazzfestival.nl)
Sun May 12th Holland, Breda Breda Jazz festival, Breda Holland (tickets and info from www.bredajazzfestival.nl)
Thurs May 16th
7:30pm ,
England, Harlow

The Playhouse, Playhouse Sq. Harlow, Essex, CM20 1LS (tickets £ from 01279 431945 or tickets.playhouseharlow.com)

Sat May 18th,
England, Derby

Bearded Theory Festival, Lock Inn Stage, Keddlestone Hall, Derby, DE22 5JH (tickets and info from www.beardedtheory.co.uk) As The Jive Aces Skiffle Combo

Sat May 18th,
England, Blackpool

The Sands, Palatine Buildings, Promenade, Blackpool, FY1 4TQ (tickets and info from www.the-sands-blackpool.co.uk or 01253 62 52 62)

Sun May 19th,
England, Leeds

Bibi's Italianissimo, Criterion Place, Off Sovereign Street, Leeds, LS1 4AG (tickets and info from 0113 243 0905 or www.bibisrestaurant.com)

Fri May 24th,
England, Witham

The Big Jive Essex, Witham Public Hall, Collingwood Road, Witham, CM8 2DY(tickets £14 adv/£16 on door from 0845 017 8717 or www.withampublichall.co.uk)

Sun Jun 2nd,
England, Portsmouth Live at the Bandstand, West Battery Gardens, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO5 3NT (FREE SHOW) With support band
Thurs Jun 6th England, London Private Event
Fri Jun 7th,
England, Wellingborough

The Castle, Castle Way, Wellingborough, NN8 1XA (tickets £15/£13 concs from www.thecastle.org.uk or 01933 270 007

Sun Jun 9th,
England, London Ronnie Scott's, Ronnie Scott’s, Sunday Jazz Lunch, 47 Frith St, London, W1D 4HT (tickets £15 and £18 from +44 (0) 20 7432 6921 www.ronniescotts.co.uk)
Tues Jun 11th England, Worthing Taxi Benevolent Fund Charity Event. Private
Fri Jun 21st,
England, London Boisdale of Canary Wharf, Cabot Place West, London, E14 4QT (tickets and info from www.boisdale.co.uk)
Sat Jun 22nd,
Enagland, Isle of Wight

Midsummer Jazz, Havenstreet Steam Railway, Isle of Wight (tickets £17 adv/£20 on door from www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk) With Kenny Ball's Jazzmen and Tipitina

Sun Jun 23rd,
England, Southbourne Vintage Festival (details TBC)
Sun Jun 30th,
England, Edenbridge

Festival Theatre at Hever Castle, Hever Castle, Edenbridge, Kent. TN8 7NG (tickets £14 on grass or £20 reserved covered seating from www.heverfestival.co.uk or 01732 866 114.

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