NEWS: Jive Aces and Swing Museum to perform at National Jazz Archive Fundraiser on 18th September

A fun fundraising evening for the National Jazz Archive in Chingford on will feature the UK’s No. 1 jive and swing band The Jive Aces, and the Hot Club de France-inspired quartet Swing Museum. This lively event will be on Friday 18th September at Chingford Assembly Hall.


“A regular act at the biggest UK summer music festivals this summer, they are the the UK’s top jive and swing band, 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, Jr – along with a selection of superb swinging originals taken from their eight studio albums.”


Swing Museum is led by violinist Andrew Rackham. “Inspired by the ‘Hot Club of France’, Swing Museum is a well-known instrumental Jazz Manouche quartet, playing a delightfully authentic version of this sophisticated and refined music from the 1930s and 1940s. By combining the innovative styling of Stéphane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt with their own foot-tapping original compositions, they make each of their sets unique.”

This concert is on Friday 18 September 2015, and is one of a series during the year to raise funds to support the work of the National Jazz Archive. It starts at 7.30pm and tickets cost £17.

The venue is Chingford Assembly Hall, Station Road, Chingford, London, E4 7EN (500 metres from Chingford Station), with parking close by, and good access by bus.

LINK/ TO BOOK : NJA EVENTS. Also phone 020 8502 4701 / email events@nationaljazzarchive.org.uk

The next event at the Archive itself is on Saturday lunchtime Sep 26th, a talk by blues specialist Lawrence Davies entitled New Orleans, London, Memphis, Manchester… British Blues before the 1960s. Details and tickets

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