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1920’s /1930’s Hot Jazz Dance Band – Simply Spiffing!

Simply Swing is proud to present Simply Spiffing – a hot jazz dance band available for all events.

We have recently teamed up with singer and musician Tony Jacobs to bring you his 1920’s and 30’s hot jazz show band.   A superb and authentic re-creation of the music and songs of the American and British hot dance bands of the 1920s and ‘30s and much sought-after for concert and cabaret performances as well as for private parties and corporate events.

This is foot-tapping Society Jazz at its best.  Planning a Downton Abbey or Great Gatsby party?  Then this is the band for you. The quality of the music is outstanding. The humour and warmth of the musicians and singers are second to none. Standing ovations and demands for encores ensue wherever this remarkable band appears – in theatres, festivals and jazz clubs.

Songs and tunes performed by this great band include:

You’re The Cream In My Coffee, You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby, The Teddy Bears’ Picnic, South Of The Border, South Rampart Street Parade, Pagan Love Song, Never Swat A Fly, Sisters, Casa Loma Stomp, White Heat, I Want To  Be Loved By You, Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby?, 10 Cents A Dance, Embassy Stomp, White Jazz, Heat Wave and much more.

“A wonderfully enjoyable evening at the Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne, listening to the incredible Tony Jacobs & His Orchestra.  I have been going to theatres, concerts and jazz nights for many years but tonight will go down as one of the most memorable evenings I have ever been to. So amazingly talented with massive pedigrees of the individual instrumentalists.”   Richard

“My wife and I came to see Tony’s show on Saturday night. We thought the band was astonishing. I can’t imagine there can be many occasions where the stage has hosted more musical talent than this. The arrangements gave room to showcase brilliant solo contributions from the ten musicians and the overall sound was exceptionally sharp. The vocalists added wit and charm to a thoroughly enjoyable evening.”  Mike & Fiona

“Just to say what an enjoyable evening of great music it was at the Concorde Club last night. A great mix of tunes and delightful singing from the boss and Catherine”.   Peter

Bands, composers and artists who are celebrated include:

BING AND BOB CROSBY, IRVING BERLIN, COLE PORTER, FRED ASTAIRE, HENRY HALL, DUKE ELLINGTON, RAY NOBLE, BENNIE MOTEN, AMBROSE, MILDRED BAILEY, BILLY COTTON, LEW STONE and many more!

Swing Dance & Lindy Hop

Do you love swing dancing?  We do.  This fabulous dance style, originating from New York’s Harlem district, is interactive and fun.  That’s why, as an optional extra, we invite the UK’s premier Swing Dance Company – the Swing Time Jivers – to join the Orchestra in a thrilling demonstration of the great dances of the era.  From the Charleston of the 1920s Great Gatsby era through to the greatest dances of the Jazz Age, you can expect to see the Lindy-Hop and the Black Bottom!

Contact us today and let us roar your party back to the 1920’s and 1930’s.  It’ll be Simply Spiffing!

 

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