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100 Years of Jazz in the UK Festival feat The Puppini Sisters on Friday 27th April 2018
1918 - 2018 gives us a whole century of Jazz in the UK. A genre that has shaped countless songs and artists. And like the bands of old we’re going to be celebrating big!
Two Temple Place & The Roaring 2.0s join forces to create one of the largest Jazz events in the city.
The event is being held in one of the most fabulous buildings London has to offer an original Art Deco theatre, Troxy.
This event is in conjunction with a 3 month exhibition being hosted at Two Temple Place, an exhibition looking at Jazz provoked reactions ranging from devotion to abhorrence when the idea, and then the sound, of the music first entered the consciousness of the British public in the aftermath of the First World War.
With 4 live acts performing a wide range of Jazz genres this event has a little something for everybody.
Dixie, Charleston, Big Band, Swing, Classic & Contemporary Jazz and Neo Vintage
▼▼▼ LINE UP ▼▼▼
20:30 - 21:30 - ★ The Original Rabbit Foot Spasm Band ★
The Original Rabbit Foot Spasm Band were formed as a skiffle group to perform in a cabaret run by Tony Grisoni (screenplay writer for Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) Jump Steady Jazz and have subsequently played over 2,000 gigs across Europe and Australia.
They're fronted by Stuart Macbeth whose only ambition is to get New Orleans Jazz out of old people's homes and into the lives of hard working people. Featuring original material about subjects as wildly interesting as amateur taxidermy and rainy English camping trips their songs are uniquely British but set against the a back-beat that comes straight out of Bourbon Street. Expect lavish brass, Professor Longhair piano and bestial drums, all put together with a DIY ethic.
22:00 - 23:00 - ★ Dr Jazz and the Cheshire Cats ★
Dr Jazz aka Catherine Tackley PhD is a certified doctor of Jazz.
Catherine is the curator behind the impressive exhibition happening at Two Temple Place that this event is in conjunction with and it seemed only fitting to have her marvellous big band provide the sounds of well...the big band at this evening of Jazz in all it's forms.
They're an exciting 20-piece big band based in Lymm, Cheshire, UK. With two vocalists and a line up of experienced musicians.
No dancer shall be disappointed!
23:30 - 00:30 - Act to be Announced (we're teasing)
01:00 - 02:00 - ★Dutty Moonshine Big Band ★
A 14 piece Jazz trained big band fronted by Hip Hop and Grime MC’s backed by a DJ and a producer with a taste for the bass, what more could you want?
Have you ever heard Duke Ellington's Jazz standard “Caravan” performed as a huge Garage banger? Or a 12 bar Blues manipulated into a Half time DnB/Carnival anthem? Or a New Orleans funeral song turned into a whisky soaked mid tempo Breaks dancefloor destroyer?
We know you haven’t because there’s only one band in the entire world like these guys!
▼▼▼ EXTRA ENTERTAINMENT ▼▼▼
The Roaring 2.0s is involved with this event so the night will be providing far more entertainment than just fabulous music.
We'll have a full array of Cabaret and Circus acts providing entertainment between bands as well as on the floor (and the roof!).
We'll be assembling a large 'fun' casino with Blackjack, Poker, Craps and Roulette.
▼▼▼ DRESS CODE ▼▼▼
There isn't a strict dress code because Jazz should be open to everybody but we encourage people to get into the 'Swing' of things and don those amazing vintage attires.
Waistcoats, flapper dresses, top hats, pinstripes, fascinators are all highly encouraged.
1920s ◄► Steampunk ◄► Weimar ◄► Rockabilly ◄► Moulin Rouge ◄► Great Gatsby ◄► Peaky Blinders ◄► Chap ◄► Neo Vintage
Don't worry about feeling over dressed, people will be coming in all sorts of wow!
▼▼▼ TICKETS ▼▼▼
We're making sure the whole venue, seated balconies included, is open to the public as a whole, so there is free roam everywhere. Each ticket provides the same access as each other and price differences are just to encourage early sales.
£15 - Early Bird
£20 - Super Advanced
£25 - Advanced
£30 - Last chance tickets
VIP - we will be providing VIP booths that come with a maximum of 4 seats per booth with superb views of the stage. More information on this soon.
▼▼▼ ENTRY REQUIREMENTS ▼▼▼
This is an 18+ event, please bring ID with you, we can't be responsible if the venue security decide to turn you away due to no ID, they have licensing restrictions they must adhere to.
Music Genres: Big Band, Blues, Hip Hop, Jazz, Swing
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