Holiday Report – Tony Jacobs: Big Band Sounds Break

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Last week, my parents and I went on the ‘Big Band Sounds Break’ with Tony Jacobs; the Jim Barry Quintet; the Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra, the Swing Time Jivers and many more. This was a birthday treat for my Dad from Monday the 6th to Thursday the 9th of November, which he really enjoyed indeed. Continue reading

Concert Review – ‘Shake That Thing’ (or ‘The Great British Swing-Dance Show’)

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Yesterday, my parents and I went to see the concert, ‘Shake That Thing’ (or ‘The Great British Swing-Dance Show’) at the Taliesin in Swansea. Tony Jacobs was there with his Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra, the Swing Time Jivers, the Little Tunes Dixieland Band and special guest singer Catherine Sykes from the Glenn Miller UK Orchestra. Continue reading

Holiday Report – Tony Jacobs ‘Swing That Music’ Midweek Break

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Last week, my parents and I went on a ‘Swing That Music’ midweek break with Tony Jacobs and his 17 piece Swing Big Band Orchestra – the Jim Barry Quintet, the Bateman Brothers and the 10 piece Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra!! This was from Monday the 15th to Friday the 19th of May 2017. Continue reading

Holiday Report – ‘32nd Festival of Big Band Swing, Hot Jazz and Cabaret’

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In April 2016, I attended the ‘30th Festival of Jazz, Swing and Cabaret’ at Richardson’s South Downs Holiday Village. Last weekend in October 2016, my parents and I had another enjoyable weekend at the ‘32nd Festival of Big Band Swing, Hot Jazz and Cabaret’ held at the same venue with Tony Jacobs. Continue reading

Holiday Report – ‘30th Festival of Jazz, Swing and Cabaret’

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I’ve had a nice weekend in Chichester with my parents. We attended the ‘30th Festival of Jazz, Swing and Cabaret’ at Richardson’s South Downs Holiday Village with Tony Jacobs. This was a relaxing weekend of concerts featuring some of the best jazz and swing music from the 1920s; 30s and 40s. Continue reading