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Get your Gatsby on with 20's Jazz gig

Ace Drummin’ Man John Petters presents The Roarin’ 20s Show with his hand-picked Gatsby Five at St George’s Guildhall, Lynn on Sunday, October 6 (2.30pm).

The Roarin’ 20s was the classic jazz age of flappers, Model-T Fords, speakeasies, prohibition and the Charleston.

This show is a chance to travel back nearly 100 years to this exciting musical period.

Simonn Nelson (16387000)
Simonn Nelson (16387000)

Evergreen jazz classics such as Tiger Rag, Sweet Georgia Brown and Tin Roof Blues will be included along with popular standards such as You’re Driving Me Crazy, My Blue Heaven and Ain’t She Sweet.

Band leader John Petters, based in Long Sutton, is one of the busiest drummers on the jazz scene. His flamoyant driving style, modelled on the first American drum idol Gene Krupa, guarantees excitement.

With over 40 albums, including two issued in New Orleans onthe Jazzologogy label, Petters has direct links back to the 20s haivng toured andrecorded with two veran Chicago legends, Wild Bill Davison andArt Hodes, both of whom played for mafia chief Al Capone.

Mike Pointon (16386997)
Mike Pointon (16386997)

Petters is also a jazz historian and writer whose credits include contributions to BBC Four’s Trad Jazz Britannia.

Mike Pointon, Britain’s king of the tailgagte trombone, is also a distinguished writer andbroadcaster, with many jazz documentaries produced for the BBC.

Trumpeter Simon Nelson is the band leader and also vocalist and he appears with Pete Oxborough on clarinet andsaxophone, Sean Moyeseson banjo, and bassist KeithDonald.

Keith Donald by Michelle Daniels (16386995)
Keith Donald by Michelle Daniels (16386995)

The Roarin’ 20s offers an afternoon of excitement, hot music and fun for those lucky enough to get a ticket.So get one now.

After the live jazz, Shakespeare’s Guildhall Trust is collaborating with the King’s Lynn Community Cinema Club andwill be screening the film Paris Blues, at 6pm.

Tickets for the show are available by phoning the Corn Exchange box office on 01553 764864.

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