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Jivin’ Miss Daisy

A Swinging Party of 1920’s to 1960’s music

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Last Show: Tuesday 29 th November 2022

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Jivin’ Miss Daisy make a much requested return to Dean Street, led by British Jazz Awards nominee Simon Thorpe. Previous sold out shows by this ace All Stars 9-piece Band, have  always delighted  audiences. 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 provide a guaranteed swinging party mood. Tonight's show will feature a number of tunes from the bands most recent CD, recorded at PizzaExpress Soho, "Rhythm & Blue".

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“Stand by for a great evening of foot tapping lively music designed to set you on your way home with a smile on your face”

The Hoste of Jazz

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 most recent 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.



Band Lineup

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)