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The Big Jive All-Dayer

Posted on January 24, 2019

Jive Aces

Join in with 12 hours of “non-stop jumping” with the best of jive, rhythm and blues, boogie and swing at the Big Jive All-Dayer at Worthing Assembly Hall on February 23.

From 1pm to 1am, the dance extravaganza will take place for the seventh year running with the audience invited to jump, bop and stroll on the huge dance floor to five of the top roots and vintage bands around, with DJs, vintage stalls, bar and food also available throughout the day.

This year’s line-up features the Jive Aces, Si Cranstoun and his band, Sister Suzie and the Right Band, JG and the Ultimates, and Dylan Kirk and the Killers.

The Jive Aces’ music is played regularly on BBC Radio 2, and the band has appeared on the BBC’s People’s Strictly, as well as playing several times at Glastonbury Festival.

Renowned for their high-energy shows in their hallmark yellow suits, the band’s repertoire stretches from the timeless tunes of the swing era to the glitz of the Rat Pack, with a dash of rhythm and blues, swinging jazz and the roots of rock ’n’ roll. They feature songs made famous by such greats as Louis Prima, Cab Calloway, Benny Goodman, Bobby Darin, Louis Armstrong, Sammy Davis Jr and Ella Fitzgerald along with a wide selection of originals taken from their albums.

Tickets for the Big Jive All Dayer are priced from £25-£30 and are available to purchase by calling 01903 206 206 or visiting

Simon Oliver has been production editor of Dancing Times since 2010 and is highly experienced in design across print and online magazine production. Throughout his career, Simon has worked on a diverse range of subjects including music, family history, book collecting and poker.

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