Jivin’ Miss Daisy
Following the success of their sold out early New Year concert, we welcome the prompt return of Jivin’ Miss Daisy for another concert of sparking music from the 1920’s to the 1960’s.
They are an ace All Stars 9-piece Band who always delight audiences with 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. in a guaranteed swinging jazz session.
Featuring Liz Fletcher and Malcolm Earle Smith 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 new CD, “Whoop-De-Doo Songs”
The band features some of the UK's finest jazz musicians, with credits including Tom Jones, Katie Melua, Van Morrison, Wynton Marsalis, Bryan Ferry, Jools Holland, Stacey Kent and BBC Proms favourites the John Wilson Orchestra.
Simon Thorpe — Bass and band leader
Liz Fletcher — Vocals
Malcolm Earle Smith — Trombone and vocals
Alex Garnett — Saxes
Luke Annesley — Clarinet and saxes
Simon Finch — Trumpet
Colin Oxley — Guitar
John Pearce — Piano
Matt Skelton — Drums
Check out this fabulous band in the video below
Doors open at 7pm