…and Swing

14/07/18 – The Acorn, Penzance
The Schmoozenbergs

Conjuring up the mood of 1930s Paris, fused with the energy of a campfire jam session, Bristol based “The Schmoozenbergs” bring bouncy rhythms, jaunty melodies and their own little bit of special sauce to create an irresistibly upbeat gypsy jazz sound.
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27/07/18 – The Acorn, Penzance
Dom Pipkin and The Iko’s

Described by Rocking Magpie as “The best New Orleans band never to come from Louisiana”, Dom and The Iko’s New Orleans inspired Jazz and Blues rhythms and Funky riffs are thrilling audiences up and down the country.
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08/08/18 – Castle Inn, St Ives
Laura & The Jazz Capsule

Laura & The Jazz Capsule play jazz standards and modern classics with a look and sound reminiscent of 40’s New York, bringing a sense of vintage style to any event, party or function
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11/08/18 – The Acorn, Penzance
Holder and Smith

A swinging evening with the music of the Guitar and Violin virtuosi Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli played by two of this country’s finest exponents of this style. Expect to be flown back in time to the dance halls of the 1940s with this homage to the Quintet of the hot club of France..
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30/09/18 – Castle Inn, St Ives
Laura & The Jazz Capsule

Laura & The Jazz Capsule play jazz standards and modern classics with a look and sound reminiscent of 40’s New York, bringing a sense of vintage style to any event, party or function
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06/10/18 – The Acorn, Penzance
The Rag & Moan Men – narrated show

This is a narrated show about Bessie Smith “Empress of the Blues and Jazz” with support from The Rag and Moan Men. Bessie Smith (Julia Titus) and her blues troupe (internationally acclaimed drummer, Sam Kelly with Paul Jobson on keyboards, Tony Qunta on acoustic guitar, Richard Sadler on upright bass, Clare Hirst on sax/clarinet and Claude Deppa on trumpet) perform to a narrated show, featuring music from the era and showcasing many of Bessie’s songs. The production chronicles her life from a one-room shack in Blue Goose Hollow, through to becoming the highest-paid black entertainer of that time, to the tragic accident on Route 61 in September 1937 which resulted in her untimely death aged 43 years.
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