Saturday November 26th - 30th Anniversary Reception and Concert




N.B. ADVANCE BOOKING ONLY Tickets £20 (Members £17)

At Hanley Castle High School.  Canapés and Sparkling Wine Reception 7.00-7.45pm Concert 8pm Doors open 6.30pm

The Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra is a stunning 10 piece orchestra comprising some of the UK's brightest and most accomplished musicians. Specialising in the hot and sweet music of the 1920's and 1930's the orchestra celebrates the best of the British and American dance bands of the era - plus one or two surprises. Directed by vocalist Tony Jacobs the show is packed with great songs and tunes authentically and lovingly recreated and is highly informative and very witty. The show is also graced by the lovely Catherine Sykes - described as 'having a voice to die for'. Tony Jacobs was for ten years vocalist with the Syd Lawrence Orchestra, has guested with the Pasadena Roof Orchestra and the Piccadilly Dance Orchestra and has made appearances on Friday Night is Music Night. The concert also features 'a band within a band', the seven piece Little Tukes Dixieland Band.

Personnel: Trumpets, Peter Rudeforth from the Chris Barber Band, Dave Ford from the Glenn Miller UK Orchestra and The Pasadena Roof Orchestra; Saxophones, the legendary Jimmie Hastings one of the biggest stars on the UK scene and for many years with Humphrey Lyttelton, Sue Greenway (the TJO's co-founder and leader) from the Syd Lawrence Orchestra and RAF Squadronnaires, Mick Foster who has worked with the London Jazz Orchestra, Digby Fairweather and Jacqui Dankworth. Trombone, Graham Hughes from the Sue Greenway Big Band and a UK festivals favourite. Piano, Martin Litton, member of many of the UK's leading bands and his own Red Hot Peppers. Guitar and Banjo, Len Walker, from the BBC Radio Band and accompanist to many top singers. Drums, Jeff Lardner, has toured with Van Morrison and Helen Shapiro. Double bass, Sandy Burnett, from The Swingle Singers and BBC Radio 3.