Ian Clarkson and Rebecca Grant from the Jive Aces, talk about their new album “King of the Swingers” a Salute to Louis Prima. The 16 track album features some Louis Prima and Keely Smith favorites, a few lesser well-known Prima songs and also their hit version of “Bring Me Sunshine” which was prescribed by a doctor in the United states for his depressed patient! The album also features special guest artists including Toni Elizabeth Prima, Louis and Keely’s daughter, Dixieland jazz legend Kenny Ball, Ray Gelato, Marco Palos from Louis Prima Jr’s band, Rebecca Grant, The Flirtinis and Hossam Ramzy on percussion.
The Jive Aces are the UK’s top Jive & Swing band and since their appearance on “Britain’s got Talent” they have been performing all over the world. They have been together for over a decade and are extremely popular. The Jive Aces are renowned for their high-energy Jump Jive music (the exciting sound where Swing meets Rock ‘n Roll) and spectacular stage show. They combine a mixture of fresh arrangements of swing/Jive/R&B classics – songs made famous by such greats as Louis Prima, Cab Calloway, Bobby Darin, Louis Armstrong, Dean Martin, Big Joe Turner and Sammy Davis Jnr – along with a selection of superb swinging originals taken from their studio albums.
The Jive Aces have worked with many of the top names in the business, including John Travolta, Status Quo, Isaac Hayes, Van Morrison, Count Basie Orchestra, Keely Smith, Priscilla Presley, Buddy Greco, Kirstie Allie, Kenny Ball, Chuck Berry, Tony Christie and Lee Evans to name just a few! We highly recommend you go see the Jives Aces. This colourful band will leave you feeling full of energy and revitalized!