Jamie Rowan's Boogie Lightnin' Piano Special at Jump Jive and Shout
Jump Jive and Shout the lively, fun, friendly, monthly jive night with retro diva and vinyl queen dj Jeniffer Jackson spinning some of the very best in pulsating, energy driven 1940’s and 50’s rhythm and blues, jump jive, doo wop, boogie woogie, blues shouters and more – the roots of rock and roll.
Join us as we celebrate some truly great names in early American roots music: Louis Jordan, Wynonnie Harris, Etta James, Tiny Bradshaw, Ruth Brown, The Chords, Big Joe Turner, Little Richard and a host of others. Dynamic sounds that rocked the juke boxes, gin houses and rent parties all over America. Music heard in early New Orleans, Chicago, Memphis and Harlem and even the Jamaican blues dances held in the basements, halls and clubs of Notting Hill and Ladbroke Grove in the fifties.
Making a welcome return to Jump Jive and Shout for a sensational live boogie woogie, rock and roll and rhythm and blues piano set is Jamie Rowan’s Boogie Lightnin’. An excellent musician, and a great showman Jamie Rowan has performed all over the world, appeared on radio and television and has recorded with some of the best artists in the world including Otis Grand. You have not lived until you hear the Sticks McGhee classic drinking wine spo-de-oh dee given the magical Jamie Rowan treatment. We just love Jamie Rowan’s live shows which also features the rich, mellow voice of Sally Wiltshire making this a wonderful way to spend your Saturday night.
The piano is often overlooked and underrated yet this instrument is the driving force behind many great bands and adds something to many forms of music, particularly jazz, rock and roll and it is of course entertaining to watch piano players, boogie woogie is sometimes very fast and led to the rock and roll style of Jerry Lee Lewis and others. Come and see a real master of his craft at work. Show starts at around 9.35pm do not miss.
Always a great night out at Jump Jive and Shout on the second Saturday of the month.
Smart dress, or retro, vintage, glamour, forties, fifties and sixties appreciated.
Saturday 14th June 2014
8:00 pm – 12:00 am
Entry £5.00 £3 students £3 unwaged £2 after 11pm
Jump Jive and Shout
The Albany (downstairs)
240 Great Portland Street
Buses 18, 27, 30, 88, 205, 453, C2
Tubes Great Portland St, Regent’s Park, Warren Street