The Jive Aces

Renowned worldwide for their high-energy spectacular showmanship, their viral video “Bring Me Sunshine” and for being the first live band to reach the final rounds of “Britain’s Got Talent”, The Jive Aces have firmly established themselves the UK’s No.1 Jive & Swing band. 

The live show includes classics like "When You’re Smiling”, "Mack The Knife" and "Sing, Sing, Sing", plus originals such as “La Dolce Vita” taken from their various albums. 

The in-demand sextet average 300 shows a year and have worked with Van Morrison, Keely Smith and performed for HM the Queen. They headlined and sold-out the Royal Albert Hall and thousands of festivals, theatres, dance halls, etc, in 35 countries, including Buckingham Palace for the Coronation Festival, Trafalgar Square for the Olympics and major theatre tours in the USA. 

Their performance at the 2015 Glastonbury Festival was listed by the “Daily Telegraph” as one of the festival’s highlights. 

The Jive Aces wowed the judges on Britain’s Got Talent with their show-stopping version of “I Wanna Be Like You”, which famously cheered up a grumpy Simon Cowell. Their BGT appearances were seen by over 20 million. 

Their most popular music video, “Bring Me Sunshine”, is a viral hit with nearly 3 million views on Youtube and has won seven film festival awards. It’s so uplifting it’s actually been prescribed by a doctor! They’ve made hundreds of media appearances, including a residency on BBC Radio London and TV shows such as “The Alan Titchmarsh Show”, “Strictly Come Dancing”, “Children in Need” and “Good Day Los Angeles” 

Besides performing at the Montreux Jazz Festival for five times, The Jive Aces is the only group to be invited twice to Klaipeda Jazz Festival for the first time in their history of eleven years! Some other events of note are Cannes Film Festival (official party), The Royal Ballet's 50th AnniversaryDiamond Jubilee celebrations in Hyde Park and BT London Live celebrations for the Paralympics at the Trafalgar Square, North Sea Jazz FestivalVienna Jazz FestivalThe Lord Mayor of London’s Spectacular (at the Royal Albert Hall).


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"Jazz, jive and swing band The Jive Aces have to be one of the most entertaining and multi-talented acts around. Sporting seriously baggy suits in a luminescent yellow that would make even a cat’s eye blink, this was the perfect musical and visual treat too. What you get with this act is brilliant musicianship combined with a madcap sense of fun on stage, and the definite impression that no two performances by The Jive Aces is ever likely to be the same. 

Watching a showreel or snippet on Youtube won’t do them justice, as it’s an act that bookers need to see live. Just make sure you take some sunglasses if sitting in the front rows."

The Stage

"The 11,000 strong audience were electrified by the Jive Aces performance in Klaipeda’s Theatre Square. It was an amazing and unforgettable show. The musicians used the whole square and involved the whole audience with their show. 

The biggest surprise for me was that in all of these moments of fantastic show, no matter where they were - on the stage, in the audience or climbing up the lighting rig - all of The Jive Aces played to the highest professional level. That's really fantastic and beyond belief! 

And for the first time in history of eleven years of the Klaipeda Jazz Festival we have made the decision to invite the same group next year - The Jive Aces."

Founder - Klaipeda Jazz Festival

"The Jive Aces are one of the hardest-working bands in show business today, performing over 300 concerts a year in up to 25 countries. They've played at the Olympic Games celebrations in Atlanta and are very popular in Hollywood where they are the band of choice at celebrity parties. 

If you like foot-tapping, swinging, spirit-raising festival fun, there's none better music-wise than The Jive Aces, returning to the Guinness Jazz Festival by public demand - pure entertainment!"

Cork Jazz Festival

"These guys know how to entertain and make their music relevant and contemporary. 

This music is timeless."

Jazz Journal

"The Jive Aces have to be one of the most entertaining and multi-talented acts around. Brilliant musicianship combined with a madcap sense of fun on stage. 

Simply Sensational!"

The Stage

"Hugely charismatic performers and consummate showmen."

Edinburgh Spotlight

"True Showmanship!"

The Daily Telegraph

"The Jive Aces exploded onto the stage, and I mean that almost literally! Some bands warm up a little: these guys hit it hard from the first note and never let up."

The Grestch Pages

"The hottest band to come out of the UK for a long time!"

Kenny Ball 

"Jive Aces rocked us, literally. They raised the roof with their quirky suits and energetic moves."

Huffington Post – BGT review

"Back by popular demand for an incredible fifth year at Montreux, their explosive live shows have become legendary."

Montreux Jazz Festival

"The acclaimed, energetic swing music stage show."

The Guardian

"Swing kings, The Jive Aces, have been playing to sell-out crowds all across Scotland."

The Scottish Sun

"The Jive Aces were definitely the most exciting act to play at our festival. They came onstage at 7.30pm on a Sunday evening & absolutely blew the house away. They were the first band I booked for following year!"

Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival

"Boundlessly enjoyable, brilliantly entertaining, and with enough energy to light up London, the UK's top jive and swing band create electrifying sounds."

National Theatre

"The audience were more than amply rewarded and if their comments after the show were any measure, they'd be delighted to welcome them to Lancaster again - once they've got their breath back."

Lancaster Grand review

"A big thank you to you all for a fantastic show on Saturday! The audience loved you.  

Percentage wise there must have been 80% of them dancing. I’ve never seen anything like that at our events!"

Manager – CT3 Events 

"The Jive Aces dazzled us with colour, energy, warmth and musicality. What more could you ask for on the prime night of our weekend conference? And to add to that they engaged with the audience in an inimitable fashion. 

Wonderful entertainers - professional to the core. You electrified us. Thank you."   

Robin Chawner – Organiser, National Conference for Toastmasters UK

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Bring Me Sunshine

La Dolce Vita 


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