The Jive Aces are the UK’s top Jive and Swing band and have been together for over 10 years. This
extremely popular six piece group have performed at thousands of festivals, theatres and dance halls
throughout the UK, Europe and USA as well as Japan, Israel and the Caribbean. 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. Their repertoire stretches from the timeless tunes of the swing era, to the glitz and glitter of
the Rat Pack along with a dash of rockin’ Rhythm ‘n’ Blues.
They combine a mixture of fresh arrangements of swing, jive and rhythm ‘n’ blues classics - songs made
famous by such greats as Louis Prima, Cab Calloway, Bobby Darin, Louis Armstrong, Big Joe Turner and
Sammy Davis Jnr - along with a selection of superb swinging originals taken from their studio albums,
including the forthcoming “Recipe for Rhythm”. The new album features guest performances from Chick
Corea, Mr. Acker Bilk, Mark Isham and Toni Elizabeth Prima, daughter of two of the band’s biggest heroes,
Louis Prima and Keely Smith.
The Jive Aces have worked with many of the top names in the business, including John Travolta, Status
Quo, Isaac Hayes, Van Morrison, the Count Basie Orchestra, Priscilla Presley, Buddy Greco, Kirstie Allie,
Acker Bilk, Kenny Ball, Chris Barber, Jack Dee, David Suchet, Lee Evans, The Proclaimers and Juliette Lewis
to name just a few.
The band has performed at countless major events including: The Lord Mayor of London’s Spectacular (at
the Royal Albert Hall), Montreux Jazz Festival (4 times), The Royal Ballet’s 50th Anniversary, North Sea
Jazz Festival, World Swing Dance Championships (Oslo ‘95 and New York ‘99), Vienne Jazz Festival, City
of London Festival, The Ryder Cup, Cannes Film Festival (official party), Cork Jazz Festival, Conservative
Party Conference, Grand Order of Water Rats Annual Ball, Society of Distinguished Songwriters and has also
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.
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”,
JazzFM, “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