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Cheek To Cheek

We have eagerly been awaiting the new Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett Album “Cheek to Cheek” due to be released on 23rd September. Bennett and Gaga have been planning the duets album ever since she joined him for his Grammy Award-winning Duets II album in 2011, which turned Bennett into an instant fan. “She’s a sensational jazz singer,” says Bennett.

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Benny Goodman

May 30, 1909: Jazz Musician Benny Goodman is Born On this day in 1909, jazz clarinettist and orchestra leader Benny Goodman was born. Goodman’s passion was music and his big band sound quickened the pulse of a generation ready to shrug off the Depression and dance. With clarinet in hand, Benny Goodman was transformed from a child in Chicago’s impoverished

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Happy Birthday Doris Day

Happy 90th Birthday to Doris Day, film legend & a wonderful jazz and big band singer Doris Day (born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff; April 3, 1922) is an American actress, singer, and animal rights activist. Doris began her career as a big band singer in 1939. Her popularity began to rise after her first hit recording, “Sentimental Journey”, in 1945. After

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Classic American Song book

From its origins on Broadway and from Hollywood, the music from Great American Songbook has captured the imaginations of generations. The Great American Songbook represents the music and popular songs of the famous and most prolific American composers of the 1920s and onwards. Amongst others, these composers include Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, and Rodgers. Listen to

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Happy St Patrick’s Day!

Celebrate the 17th March with a great clip of Gene Kelly singing It’s the hat my dear old Father wore upon St Patrick’s Day from   Take Me Out to the Ball Game  the 1949 Technicolor musical film starring Frank Sinatra, Esther Williams, and Gene Kelly. Click on the image to view Gene Kelly performing!

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Celebrate Valentines Day at The Big Jive All-Dayer

The Jive Aces present The Big Jive All-Dayer – 12 hours of non-stop jive, swing, R&B and R&R with an amazing line up of the UK’s most jumpin’ bands from 1pm-1am – With The Jive Aces, Si Cranstoun band, The Three Belles, The Ding Dong Daddios & The Bevin Boys. DJ’s Terry Elliot, Gypsy John, GI Jive & Slick Nick

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See the Jive Aces in Eastbourne

Head down to the Royal Hippodrome Theatre this Saturday, 17th January 2015 to see the band that Simon Cowell said “have put me in a good mood!” Royal Hippodrome Theatre, 108-112 Seaside Rd, Town Centre, Eastbourne BN21 3PF Tickets £15 7.30pm The Jive Aces having become the first ever band to reach the semi finals of Britain’s Got Talent

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Christmas Market – Forest Row

Christmas Market, Forest Row Village Hall Lewes Rd, Forest Row RH18 5ES Sat 29 Nov, 9am-1.45pm There will be crafts including gemstone jewellery, antiques including silver items, vintage bric-a-brac, books plus real coffee & quality homemade cakes. The stall holders will have gift bags and boxes for your purchases

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Win Tickets to Christmas with the Rat Pack!

Would you like to visit the Brighton Centre on the 10th December 2014 and take a trip back in time to the glamorous, glitzy nights of Las Vegas? The show is set in the late 1950s and early 60s where, in the company of three of the world’s most popular entertainers, the fabulous Burrelli Sisters and The Rat Pack Big

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Play the Smile Sussex Puzzle !

Move the pieces around to see who is eating breakfast!

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Brighton Swing Thing

Brighton Swing Thing 8pm – 1am  Saturday 11th October 2014 The Loft 10 Ship Street, Brighton A friendly and welcoming night of vintage music from the 30s to the 50s, with amazing band Flash Mob Jazz, top swing DJs and Absolute Beginners Lindy Hop Taster Class Tickets available in class and online

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The Golden Age of Music comes to Uckfield
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Music’s golden age, the 20s and 30s, is celebrated when The New Foxtrot Serenaders take centre stage to play a concert at The East Sussex National, Uckfield at 3.00pm on Saturday 4th October. The seven piece dance band, popular for their tours, many radio appearances and cruise appearances on the QE2 and QM2, have been recreating the music from the

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