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The Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra presents Fascinating Rhythm
Hits from the roaring ’20s and ’30s.
Celebrating the very best in American and British Dance Band music from Irving Berlin, Fred Astaire, Cole Porter, Ambrose, Louis Armstrong, George Gershwin, Jack Hylton, Bing Crosby, Ruth Etting and many others!
Vocalist and Host: Tony Jacobs
Guest Vocalist: Catherine Sykes
Musical Director: Sue Greenway
and Featuring The Little Tuxes
The testimonials say it all…..!
“MUSIC FROM THE ’20s AND ’30s PERFORMED AT ITS BEST. I LOVED IT!” – JOHN SUCHET, Classic FM
“The Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra is, without doubt, the best of its type in the UK – and possibly Europe.
Its approach to the wonderful music of the 1920s and ’30s is fresh and new and the band is blessed in having world-class musicians who evidently love playing in this style. This immediately communicates with the audience which, of course, contributes to the huge success of each performance.
Beautiful Catherine Sykes is a wonderful singer with a rare empathy for the classic songs. She has warmth and a great sense of humour.
Bandleader and vocalist Tony Jacobs joins her in duets such as ‘Cheek To Cheek’ and ‘Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby?’ as well as demonstrating his own vocal prowess in songs such as ‘Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?’ and ‘Crazy Rhythm’. Tony’s humorous interaction with an audience is without equal and his knowledge of the music, songwriters and bands of the era is hugely impressive. As Artistic Director of the Fishguard International Music Festival, I had no hesitation in regularly booking the Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra as a lighter programme in a predominantly classical festival.Tony’s shows always sold out and added an attractive extra musical dimension to a much-loved and prestigious Pembrokeshire event.
I whole-heartedly recommend the superb Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra – a band that would hugely enhance any Festival in any setting” – Alan Caunce, Artistic Director Fishguard International Music Festival (2007-2013)
”What is most appealing and enjoyable about the TJO is that the musicians clearly love this music and communicate that to the audience in spades. Without a trace of pastiche or parody, this is the music of the ’20s and ’30s brought to life with panache and passion. Tony Jacobs is the perfect front man: his ability to impart his deep knowledge of the music with charm and wit is matched by his stylish vocals. Backed up by the delightful voice and personality of Catherine Sykes, the ideal band singer, and the cream of British jazz and big band musicians, the Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra offers superb musical entertainment of world-class standard.” Gerry Stonestreet, Editor, In Tune International.
”Tony Jacobs’ wonderful Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra stormed Keswick’s Theatre By The Lake as part of the 2015 pre-Jazz Festival concert series. Authentic and fresh, this band of superb musicians and singers prove that, the music of the 1920s and 1930s by composers such as Irving Berlin, George Gershwin and Cole Porter can, in the right hands, sound newly-minted. Little wonder the capacity audience was clamouring for more!” – Keswick Jazz Festival