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Jive Kings from Charlottetown, PEI, Canada

Genre: The Jive Kings were musician's musicians who made jazz and swing accessible and loveable by even the most rigid non-jazz music lovers you'd find. This 8-piece group was probably Canada's most entertaining and fresh jazz band touring between 1999-2000

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Year founded: 1999

Record Label: Independent

Multimedia Files
1. audio Maybe I'll Meet You (.ram)
2. audio Mr. Magic (.ram)
3. video Tugboat (.ram)
The Jive Kings enjoyed considerable success in their short history. Their diverse repertoire, adaptability, and wide demographic appeal lead to a busy schedule at many different types of events. In their 3 Year History, the Jive Kings performed at Jazz Festivals, as guest artists with a symphony orchestra, club dates, weddings, and an ever increasing number of corporate functions. Some highlights include: The Celebrate Toronto Street Festival (with an audience of 60,000), the Atlantic Film Festival Closing Gala, sold out shows at the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival and Festival by the Sea, Festival of Lights, ECMA Live National TV show, the Canada Day Celebration in Moncton, NB, appearances on Breakfast Television in Toronto and Halifax, and a two hour national CBC Radio broadcast.

Members & Instruments
Mike Ross - Vocals, Keyboards and Trumpet, Barrie Sorensen - Tenor Saxophone, Ian Sherwood - Alto Saxophone, Rick Waychescko - Trumpet, Bob Nicholson - Trombone, Perry Williams - Guitar, Alan Dowling - Drums, Deryl Gallant - Upright and Fretless Basses

Contact Info
Deryl Gallant


This listing last updated: 02-Nov-04 @ 02:37 PM

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