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The Jive Aces

The Jive Aces

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Location West Sussex
Starting from £4340
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The Jive Aces are the UK’s top Jive & Swing band. Together for over a decade, this extremely popular six piece group have performed at thousands of festivals, theatres and events throughout the UK, Europe and USA, as well as Japan, Israel and the Caribbean, 30 countries in all. The Jive Aces are renowned for their high energy Jump Jive music (the exciting sound where Swing meets Rock ‘n Roll) and spectacular stage show.

They combine a mixture of fresh arrangements of swing/Jive/R&B classics - songs made famous by such greats as Louis Prima, Cab Calloway, Bobby Darin, Louis Armstrong, Dean Martin, Big Joe Turner and Sammy Davis Jnr - along with a selection of superb swinging originals taken from their studio albums.

The Jive Aces have worked with many of the top names in the business, including John Travolta, Status Quo, Isaac Hayes, Van Morrison, Count Basie Orchestra, Keely Smith, Priscilla Presley, Buddy Greco, Kirstie Allie, Kenny Ball, Chuck Berry, Tony Christie and Lee Evans to name just a few.

The band has performed at countless major events including: “In Full Swing” at The Royal Albert Hall (when they headlined the iconic venue’s first ever swing dance); The Berkeley Square Ball; Glastonbury Festival; The London Season; Montreux Jazz Festival (5 times); Lovebox Festival; The Royal Ballet's 50th Anniversary; North Sea Jazz Festival; World Swing Dance Championships (Oslo and New York); Grand Order of Water Rats Annual Ball (3 times); Society of Distinguished Songwriters Ladies Night (twice); City of London Festival; The Ryder Cup; Cannes Film Festival (official party); Cork Jazz Festival; Conservative Party Conference (twice); Society of Distinguished Songwriters and have performed for HRH Prince Philip at The World Pony Carriage Championships.

The Jive Aces were the recipients of the prestigious “City of Derry International Music Award” for 2006, previous recipients being Van Morrison and Jools Holland. They also received in 2008 a special award from the Variety Club of Great Britain for their contributions to entertainment and charity.

The band has been featured on literally hundreds of TV and radio shows,   most recently they are featured playing live every Wednesday night on BBC Radio London’s “Late Nights” show with Jo Good. Other appearances include CNN; ABC's “Good Morning Los Angeles”; Channel 4's “Holy Smoke”; BBC Radio 2; DNA Stories; Wakey, Wakey Campers; JazzFM;  “A Swingin’ Christmas” (one-hour PBS Special);  an eight week residency the hit Italian show “Niente Popo Dimenoche”; BBC1 TV for “Children in Need”, and many more.

The band has released six studio albums and one compilation on Right Recordings. Their latest “Recipe for Rhythm” features guest appearances from Chick Corea, Mark Isham, Mr Acker Bilk, Toni Elizabeth Prima and others and is produced by three-time Grammy award winner, Emmanuele Ruffinengo.

With their high energy music, bright stage suits, wild stage show, irresistible humor and sheer professionalism, The Jive Aces will quickly get any audience on their feet - or dancing in their seat! Each and every show is guaranteed to go with a swing!

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The Jive Aces set includes a broad selection of swinging music, with songs made famous primarily in the 40's & 50's and all performed in The Jive Aces inimitable, high energy, style.

  • Accentuate The Positive
  • Ain't Misbehavin'    
  • Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens
  • All Of Me
  • Basin Street Blues
  • Beyond The Sea  
  • Big Noise From Winnetka   
  • Blue Moon    
  • Boogie Woogie Country Girl  
  • Buona Serra 
  • Caldonia   
  • Chicken & The Hawk   
  • Choo Choo Ch'Boogie 
  • Danny Boy  
  • Fever
  • Flyin' Home    
  • Fly Me To The Moon  
  • Giddy Up A Ding Dong   
  • Hit The Road Jack   
  • I Can't Give You Anything But Love 
  • I'm Confessin'      
  • In The Mood  
  • Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby? 
  • It Don’t Mean A Thing...  
  • It Had To Be You      
  • Jam Up       
  • Jump, Jive & Wail  
  • Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody (Medley)
  • Lady Be Good
  • Lazy River  
  • Lester Leaps In 
  • Love Me Or Leave Me
  • Mack The Knife  
  • Mambo Italiano   
  • Minnie The Moocher 
  • My Baby Just Cares For Me  
  • Oh, Babe!        
  • Oh, Marie!    
  • Over The Rainbow 
  • Pennies From Heaven     
  • Rag Mop        
  • Right Now, Right Now!    
  • Rock & Roll Boogie    
  • Route 66              
  • Saint Louis Blues   
  • Shake, Rattle & Roll 
  • Shiek Of Araby   
  • Sing, Sing, Sing       
  • Singing In The Rain 
  • Slow Boat To China
  • Sweet Georgia Brown  
  • Summertime    
  • Sunny Side Of The Street  
  • Sway   
  • Swingin' All Day
  • Tiger Rag     
  • Volare
  • We'll Meet Again
  • Well Alright, Okay, You Win 
  • When The Saints Go Marching In 
  • When You're Smilin'

Original Songs Include:

  • Aces Swing
  • Clear Body, Clear Mind
  • Fish Fingers (The Professor's Boogie)
  • Imagination
  • I’ve Got Affinity For You
  • Jive Ace Boogie Woogie
  • Jive, Jive, Jive Aces
  • Long Distance Love Affair
  • Once More
  • Only Mugs Take Drugs
  • Planet Jive
  • Play On
  • Second Chance To Fly
  • Spectator
  • Start, Change & Stop
  • Three Cats Called Louis

Christmas Songs Include:

  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  • I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
  • Jingle Bells
  • Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
  • Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
  • Santa Claus Is Back In Town
  • White Christmas
  • White Hot Christmas
Line-Up

6 Piece

  • Ian Clarkson - Lead Vocals, Trumpet, Ukelele
  • "Big" John Fordham - Tenor Sax, Clarinet, Fiddle
  • Alex Douglas – Trombone, Percussion, Harmonica
  • Vince "Professor" Hurley - Piano
  • Ken Smith - Double Bass
  • Peter "Bilky" Howell - Drums

1 Reviews

Top reviews

The Stage

Event: Venue Club
Location: London
5/5

These professional young musicians came on cold to an early evening audience and were simply sensational. The Jive Aces manage great freshness yet maintain an authentic accurate sound. Full Marks.


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    East
    • Cambridgeshire £4340
    • Norfolk £4340
    • Suffolk £4340
    East Midlands
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    • Cumbria £4960
    • Lancashire £4960
    • Manchester £4960
    • Merseyside £4960
    Scotland
    • Aberdeen £6200
    • Ayrshire £5580
    • Dumfriesshire £5580
    • East Lothian £5580
    • Fife £5580
    • Inverness £6200
    • Lanarkshire £5580
    • Midlothian £5580
    • Perth £6200
    • Stirlingshire £5580
    • Sutherland £6200
    • West Lothian £5580
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    • Bedfordshire £4340
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    • Essex £4340
    • Hampshire £4340
    • Hertfordshire £4340
    • Isle of Wight £4960
    • Kent £4340
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    • Dorset £5580
    • Somerset £5580
    • Wiltshire £5580
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    The band has performed at countless major events including: headling at the Royal Albert Hall's first ever swing dance event (a complete sell out), Montreux Jazz Festival (4 times); Lovebox Festival, The Royal Ballet's 50th Anniversary; North Sea Jazz Festival; World Swing Dance Championships (Oslo and New York); Vienne Jazz Festival; City of London Festival; The Ryder Cup; Cannes Film Festival (official party); Cork Jazz Festival; Conservative Party Conference (2005 & 2006); Society of Distinguished Songwriters and have performed for HRH Prince Philip at The World Pony Carriage Championships.

    The Jive Aces were the recipients of the prestigious “City of Derry International Music Award” for 2006, previous recipients being Van Morrison and Jools Holland. They have also received a special award from the Variety Club of Great Britain.

    The band has been featured on literally hundreds of TV and radio shows including special features on CNN; ABC's “Good Morning Los Angeles”; Channel 4's “Holy Smoke”; BBC Radio 2's “Paul Jones Show”; Jazz FM; “A Swingin’ Christmas” (one-hour PBS Special) and an eight week residency on the hit Italian show “Niente Popo Dimenoche”. Most recently they performed to over 8 million people on BBC1 TV for “Children in Need”.

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