Jivin’ Miss Daisy – a Swinging Party

Jazzy Thursdays
at Piano Smithfield

Thursday February 2

Jivin’ Miss Daisy
– a Swinging Party

At Piano Smithfield, Long Lane, Barbican, London

(100 yards from the new Elizabeth Line Farringdon Station)

Opening our Jazzy Thursdays  2023 series at Piano Smithfield, we welcome the Swinging Party music of the all stars band Jivin’ Miss Daisy for their venue debut concert.

Led by British Jazz Awards nominee Simon Thorpe, previous sold out shows by this ace All Stars Band, including Ronnie Scott’s and Pizza Express Jazz Club have  always delighted  audiences.

Their renditions of songs from many great songwriters including Gershwin and Cole Porter, playing a wide range of swing & jazz music, ranging from Duke Ellington and Jimmie Lunceford in the 1920s, through Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman in the 1930s and 40s, to Ella and Basie in the 1950s and early 60s provide a guaranteed swinging party mood.

Featuring Liz Fletcher, Enrico Tomasso and Simon Thorpe in vocal numbers, along with popular instrumentals and solo spots, the band puts on a wonderful show, with plenty of favourites - and lesser-known gems - from the great songwriters, with original arrangements by bandleader Simon Thorpe, featuring some from the band’s most recent CD, “Rhythm & Blue”

The band features some of the UK's finest jazz musicians, with credits including Tom Jones, Amy Winehouse, Van Morrison, Wynton Marsalis, Bryan Ferry, Jools Holland, Stacey Kent and BBC Proms favourites the John Wilson Orchestra.  

Here’s a taster of what Jivin’ Miss Daisy have in store for you


Tonight’s line up: 

Simon Thorpe, double bass and bandleader 

Liz Fletcher, vocals 

Enrico Tomasso, trumpet and vocals 

Luke Annesley, saxophone and clarinet 

John Pearce, piano 

Matt Skelton, drums 


Stand by for a great evening of foot tapping lively music designed to set you on your way home with a smile on your face” – The Hoste of Jazz

Doors: 6.45pm

Music: 8pm

Tickets £25

including booking fee (£1.50)

Piano SmithfieldLong LaneBarbican, London

(100 yards from the new Elizabeth Line Farringdon Station)


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Piano Smithfield is our newest jazz cabaret venue, and already receiving fantastic reviews.

The Press say

"Piano Smithfield is a 5-stars venue I would urge you to visit if you like your jazz in intimate surroundings. It’s cool. Damned cool” – Jeff Prestridge — Daily Mail

“Wall-to- wall style, sophistication and a stunningly good time..it’s something to be experienced”
Callum Crumlish — 
Daily Express

Audiences are in for musical treats in this much appreciated venue 

A small but perfectly formed little jazz venue”

“A lovely warm atmosphere”

“An enjoyable intimate venue”

“A real jazz club feel”

“A wonderful relaxing intimate venue”

“Highly recommended”




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