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••• September 2015 •••

 
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IN THIS ISSUE...
Summertime Swing Roundup Edinburgh Fringe RoundupRonnie Scott's Sellout
The Big Jive(s) New Album & Single USA Tour(s) Congrats to Cassidy Gig Guide

Apologies for the lack of August newsletter, the road miles seem to have eaten up time rather quickly! Here is the latest news and upcoming goodness!

Summertime Swing 2015 Roundup (And Other Charity Events)

Summertime Swing was an absolute howling success yet again. Thanks to everyone that contributed in selling tickets, setting up the stage, selling raffle tickets (including the Mayor of East Grinstead!), donating raffle prizes, DJing, performing or just attending and joining in the fun all for good causes!

We managed to raise £5,000 for the charities which were Age UK East Grinstead, East Grinstead Sports Club and East Grinstead Lions charities.

As you can see it was a glorious and packed day! Save the date for next year, Sunday 7th August. We are working on some VERY special guests and early bird tickets will be available soon from www.jiveaces.com/summertimeswing.

Following that in August we did three more charity events raising £2,500 for C.O.P.S. (Care of Police Survivors), £500 for the Hubbard and charity in Little Clacton and help Crowborough Hospital raise nearly £13,000 at their annual fête!

Edinburgh Fringe Roundup

Another fantastic few days at the Fringe this year with special guests Cassidy Janson AND The Three Belles (man that stage was cramped! Thanks to the Assembly team for being great, Merv Stutter and Lili La Scala for having us on their respective variety shows and friends old and new that came to one or more of the four shows.

We even got to see a bunch of great shows including The Missing Hancocks, Movin' Melvin Brown, Samantha's Backstage Cabaret and several variety shows which included acts such as Damian Clarke, Piff the Magic Dragon, Heather Holiday (crazy sword swallower) amongst others.

We'll be back next August with more swingin' Fringe craziness so watch out for dates!

Ronnie Scott's Another Sellout!

Last week we played at Ronnie Scott's. arguably the most famous jazz club in the world right in the heart of London's Soho. Yet again we maintained our 100% track record of sell-out shows there.

We were even joined by our new friends Kevin McNally (Pirates of the Caribbean, Supernatural, Turn, Valkyrie) and his wife Ohyllis Logan (Downton Abbey).

The atmosphere, crowd and food are all amazing there so if you want to join in the fun then book early as it sells out months ahead. Our next date is Saturday 7th Feb and tickets are available from www.ronniscotts.co.uk.

The Big Jive(s)

Some great Big Jive events coming up soon. First up on Friday 5th November we are back at the Witham Public Hall with the swingin' western sounds of Lynette Morgan and Her Blackwater Valley Boys.

We also have a DJ and stalls there so it'll be a great night of head to head Western and Swing! Tickets are available from: www.withampublichall.co.uk.

Then on February 27th next year (tickets make great stocking fillers folks!), it is the return of the Big Jive All Dayer at the Worthing Assembly Hall. We have been sold out for the last three years running so get your tickets early (as they also make great Christmas presents!).

We'll be joined by Laura B and her band, Earl Jackson and his band, The Devil Cut's Combo and The Barnstompers form Holland. Plus as usual we will have DJs, vintage stalls and food and drink available all day, huge dance floor and plenty of dancing!

Tickets are on sale now at worthingtheatres.co.uk or call 01903 206206.

 

New Album and Upcoming Single

We have had some great feedback on the new album that it is doing what it says on the sleeve and making people very happy so thank you all for letting us know!

We have had several plays on BBC Radio 2 on Clare Teal, Elaine Paige and Desmond Carrington's shows so far as well several regional BBC stations along with live performances and interviews.

Also, we are releasing the single of the Charlie Chaplin classic tune "Smile" from the album on 25th September with an accompanying music video which we filmed in Hollywood and Downtown LA featuring a host of amazing characters and cameos. More details soon!

In the meantime you can subscribe to our Youtube channel to be updated of our new videos as we have several in the works at www.youtube.com/jiveaces. Make sure you change your subscription preferences to be notified.

USA Tour(s)

Coming up in November we are heading back Stateside! Starting in Florida then heading to DC before being joined by the lovely Satin Dollz for Christmas shows in NC, VA, DE, KY, IN and MI!

In January 2016 we hit PA, NYC and several dates in FL with special guest Cassidy Janson (see below).

Further ahead we have a longer tour in April 2016 with 15 shows taking in WI, MN, NE, CO, KS, MO, IA, IN, WI, SD and PA with special guest Makinna Ridgway!

All details for this year in the Gig Guide below or for 2016 on the website at www.jiveaces.com/gig_guide

Congrats To Cassidy!

We'd like to say a huge congratulations to the little girl with the huge voice, Cassidy CJ Janson who has been singing with us for the last year and a half.

She will be starring in the multi Olivier award-winning West End musical, "Beautiful" playing the lead role of Carole King!

Don't worry, she gets Sunday's off so we'll still be able to steal her for shows at Ronnie Scott's, The Hideaway, Summertime Swing and any other Sunday shows not too far from London.

Her first show is on November 30th so go along and see her!

Tickets and info beautifulmusical.co.uk.

 

 

The Jive Aces Gig Guide

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

Date/Time Country/Town Details

September
Fri Sep 18th,
7:30pm
England, Chingford

National Jazz Archive Fundraiser, Assembly Hall, Station Rd, Chingford, London, E4 7EN (tickets £17 from www.nationaljazzarchive.co.uk or 020 8502 4701) With support from Swing Museum

Sat Sep 19th,
7:30pm
England,
Great Yarmouth

St Georges Theatre, King's Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2PG (tickets £16 from 01493 331484 or www.stgeorgestheatre.com)

Sun Sep 20th,
2:00pm
England, Streatham

The Hideaway, 2 Empire Mews, Streatham, London SW16 2ED (tickets £12 from www.hideawaylive.co.uk)

Sat Sep 26th,
time TBC
England, Sand Bay

Kings of Rock n Roll Weekender, Pontins Sand Bay Holiday Park, Beach Road, Kewstoke, Weston-super-Mare, BS22 9UR (tickets TBC)

October
Fri Oct 2nd,
10:30pm
England, London

Crazy Coqs, 20 Sherwood Street, London W1F 7ED (tickets £15 www.brasseriezedel.com/crazy-coqs)

Sat Oct 24th,
evening
Ireland, Cork

Cork Jazz Festival, Metropole Hotel, Cork, Ireland (tickets and info from www.guinnessjazzfestival.com)

Sun Oct 25th,
afternoon
Ireland, Cork

Cork Jazz Festival, Metropole Hotel, Cork, Ireland (tickets and info from www.guinnessjazzfestival.com)

Fri Oct 30th,
9:00pm
England, Birmingham

Manhatten Suite, Broadway Casino, 1-4, Broadway Plaza, 220 Ladywood Middleway, Birmingham, West Midlands B16 8LP (FREE ENTRY, info from www.broadwaycasino.co.uk)

Sat Oct 31st,
7:00pm
England, Plymouth

Western Union Jive Club, The Woolwell Centre, Darklake Lane, Woolwell, Plymouth, PL6 7TR (tickets and info from www.westernunionjiveclub.co.uk)

November
Fri Nov 6th,
8:00pm
England, Witham The Big Jive Essex, Witham Public Hall, Collingwood Rd, Witham, CM8 2DY (tickets £14 adv from 0845 017 8717 or www.withampublichall.co.uk or £16 on th night)
Sat Nov 7th,
9:00pm
England, Bournemouth

Jump, Jive & Swing Weekend, Royal Bath Hotel, Bath Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 2EW (tickets and info from www.ventureawaymusicweekends.co.uk)

Fri Nov 20th,
8:00pm
USA, Delray Beach, FL

Delray Beach Centre for the Arts, 51 North Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL, 33444 (tickets and info from delraycentreforthearts.org)

Sat Nov 21st,
2:00pm
USA, Delray Beach, FL

Delray Beach Centre for the Arts, 51 North Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL, 33444 (tickets and info from delraycentreforthearts.org)

Sat Nov 21st,
8:00pm
USA, Delray Beach, FL

Delray Beach Centre for the Arts, 51 North Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL, 33444 (tickets and info from delraycentreforthearts.org)

Sun Nov 22nd,
2:00pm
USA, Delray Beach, FL

Delray Beach Centre for the Arts, 51 North Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL, 33444 (tickets and info from delraycentreforthearts.org)

Thurs Nov 26th
evening

USA, Washington D.C.

Kennedy Centre, 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566 (tickets and info from www.kennedy-center.org)

Fri Nov 27th
USA, Washington D.C.

Gottaswing, Dulles Hilton Hotel, 13869 Park Center Road, Herndon, VA (tickets $20 adv/$30 on door from www.gottaswing.com)

Sat Nov 28th USA, Washington D.C.

Gottaswing. Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, MD 20812-1200 (ticvkets $20 on door, info from www.gotaswing.xom)

December
Tues Dec 1st,
4:00pm
USA, Wilmington, NC

Swing'n The Holidays, Thalian Hall Centre for the Performing Arts, 310 Chestnut St, Wilmington, NC, 28402 (tickets an info from www.thalianhall.org) With The Satin Dollz

Tues Dec 1st,
7:30pm
USA, Wilmington, NC

Swing'n The Holidays, Thalian Hall Centre for the Performing Arts, 310 Chestnut St, Wilmington, NC, 28402 (tickets an info from www.thalianhall.org) With The Satin Dollz

Thurs Dec 3rd,
4:00pm
USA, Richmond VA

Sarah Belle November Theatre, Westminster Canterbury, 1600 Westbrook Ave, Richmond, VA, 23227 (tickets and info from www.wcrichmond.org) With The Satin Dollz

Thurs Dec 3rd,
7:30pm
USA, Richmond VA

Sarah Belle November Theatre, Westminster Canterbury, 1600 Westbrook Ave, Richmond, VA, 23227 (tickets and info from www.wcrichmond.org) With The Satin Dollz

Wed Dec 9th,
2:00pm
USA, Wilmington, DE

"Swing'n The Holidays", The Playhouse on Rodney Square, 1007 N. Market St, Wilmington, DE 19801 (tickets and info from duponttheatre.com) With The Satin Dollz

Fri Dec 11th USA, Wilmington KY

"Swing'n The Holidays", Glema Mahr Centre for the Arts, 2000 College Drive, Madisonville, KY, 42431 (tickets and info from www.glemacentre.org) With The Satin Dollz

Sat Dec 12th,
7:30pm
USA, Richmond, IN

Swing'n The Holidays", Civic Hall Performing Arts Centre, 380 Hub Etchison Parkway, Richmond, IN, 47374 (tickets and info from www.civichall.com) With The Satin Dollz

Sun Dec 13th,
3:00pm
USA, Jackson, MI

Swing n The Holidays, The Potter Centre, Jackson Community College, 2111 Emmons Rd, Jackson, MI (tickets and info from www.jccmi.edu/events) With The Satin Dollz

 
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