The Jive Aces – The UK’s No.1 Jive & Swing band – are coming to The Colonial Theatre for a Spring Swing Dance Party on March 24.
The Colonial Theatre in Keene, NH, announces a special Spring Dance Concert featuring The Jive Aces, who are renowned worldwide for their high-energy music and spectacular stage show. Having become the first ever band to reach the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent in 2012, following up with a performance for Queen Elizabeth as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, and performances for both the Olympic and Paralympic celebrations, The Jive Aces have truly established themselves as the UK’s top Jive & Swing band.
Together for over a decade, this extremely popular six-piece group have performed at thousands of festivals, theatres and events throughout the UK, Europe and USA, as well as Japan, Israel, South Africa, Morocco and the Caribbean; 30 countries in all. 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.
They combine a mixture of fresh arrangements of swing/Jive/R&B classics – songs made famous by such greats as Louis Prima, Cab Calloway, Bobby Darin, Louis Armstrong, Dean Martin, Big Joe Turner and Sammy Davis Jr – along with a selection of superb swinging originals taken from their studio albums.
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. In 2008, they also received a special award from the Variety Club of Great Britain for their contributions to entertainment and charity.
The band has been featured on literally hundreds of TV and radio shows, and are most recently featured playing live every Wednesday night on BBC Radio London’s “Late Nights” show with Jo Good. Other appearances include CNN, ABC’s “Good Morning Los Angeles”, Channel 4’s “Holy Smoke”, BBC Radio 2, “DNA Stories”, “Wakey, Wakey Campers”, JazzFM, “A Swingin’ Christmas” (one-hour PBS Special), an eight week residency the hit Italian show “Niente Popo Dimenoche”, BBC1 TV for “Children in Need”, and many more.
The Jive Aces have released seven studio albums, one dance compilation and also a skiffle E.P.. Their latest, “King of the Swingers: A Salute to Louis Prima”, features guest appearances from Kenny Ball, Ray Gelato, Toni Elizabeth Prima, and more and is on the Golden Age Recordings label. Their music video, “Bring Me Sunshine”, has become a viral hit with nearly 2-million views on YouTube and received 7 film festival awards, including the prestigious “Silver Telly Award”
With their high energy music, bright stage suits, wild stage show, irresistible humor and sheer professionalism, the Jive-Aces will quickly get any audience on their feet – or dancing in their seat! Each and every show is guaranteed to go with a swing! This is a dance concert, and the expectation is that there will be people dancing in the first six to eight rows closest to the stage. Ticket buyers who wish to sit during the show are advised to purchase tickets no closer than row G. For more information visit www.thecolonial.org, or call 603/352-2033