Edgerton Performing Arts Center

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Jump, Jive & Wail featuring The Jive Aces


    Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 7:30 PM


    Britain’s Got Talent stars, The Jive Aces, are the UK’s No. 1 Jive & Swing band. Renowned for their high energy Jump Jive and swing music and spectacular stage show, 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, swing and jazz. 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 selection of superb originals taken from their albums. An incredibly in demand sextet, they have worked with John Travolta, Van Morrison, The Proclaimers, Keely Smith and Hayley Westenra, and most recently played for Her Majesty The Queen.

    “Simply sensational!”--The Stage

    “Absolutely Brilliant! That really put me in a good mood.”--Simon Cowell

    Website: http://www.jiveaces.com/

    The Jive Aces with Makinna Ridgway  

    Makinna Ridgway – Special Guest

    Makinna is a multi-talented, Hollywood based, singer/actress/dancer, with screen credits including “Castle” “Grimm” and award winning short film “Taylor’s Way”, as well as appearing in several web series and Jive Aces’ videos.

    A classic beauty, she is also a talented comedienne and brings not only glamour but also a playful sense of humour to the show.

    She is a founder member of Hollywood's Satin Dollz Pin-up dancers – www.makinnaridgeway.com & www.satindollz.com

    Chris Wilkinson

    Also appearing with The Jive Aces as a guest Guitarist is Chris Wilkinson, originally from Devon in the UK, now resides in the California’s capital, Sacramento. An expert in vintage guitar style, Chris has managed to capture the feel of the great western swing guitarists of the 40s and 50s such as Grady Martin and Hank Garland but is equally adept at the jazzier stylings of Charlie Christian and Tiny Grimes.

    Chris is also an expert graphic designer specialising in reproducing vintage era design and did all the the artwork on the Jive Aces forthcoming albums “Diggin’ The Roots: Vol. 1: Rockin’ Rhythm & Blues” and “Vol. 2: Hot Jazz”.

    Tickets $25. Tickets available in Edgerton at the Edgerton Pharmacy and Piggly Wiggly, in Janesville at Knapton Musik Knotes and Voigt Music Center, and by calling (608) 561-6093. Individual performance tickets can be purchased online at iTickets.com (service fees apply).

    Funded in part by the William and Joyce Wartmann Endowment for the Performing Arts and IKI Manufacturing Inc. 

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