During this past New Year’s Eve week, I went to the Metropolitan room with some friends to see my cabaret guru Marilyn Maye perform. The place was packed and we were stuffed way back in a corner along with a bunch of other folks. It was pretty uncomfortable but spirits were high and the only thing to do while waiting for “The Great One” to start her show, was to get to know the others who were sharing the same predicament. While the show turned out to be vintage Marilyn and tremendous fun, another wonderful outcome of “the crush” was meeting and getting to know the very talented Tony Jacobs. Tony and his wife were in NYC for a whirlwind of cabaret and theater fun and are a  delighted pair. Moreover, it turned out that Tony is an accomplished performer. We exchanged information and he’s been sending me notices about his performances like the one enclosed. When you see these videos you may be compelled  to book your flight and tickets to be in South Downs for one of these dates in March! Way to go Tony!!!

– Rob Davis

Tony Jacobs - Now That's Entertainment!

Our forthcoming Festival at South Downs sold out months ago but do make a note of our three events there in 2017:

March 10th, 11th and 12th 2017, I'll be presenting the Temperance Seven,  the Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra, the Swing Time Jivers, the Jim Barry Quintet, vocalists Catherine Sykes and Louise Cookman - plus lunchtime cabaret with Jim and myself.

On July 14th, 15th and 16th, by public demand, we'll be repeating the 'Dixieland To Swing' Weekend (with different programmes!) which features Little Tuxes Dixieland Band, Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra and the Tony Jacobs 17 piece Big Band.

As for the October 20th, 21st and 22nd  weekend -- well, wait and see! Booking Hotline: 01243 673683

Below is a picture of Warner's magnificent Thorseby Hall Hotel in Nottinghamshire. I'm delighted to tell you that  bookings are already being taken for our four day Music Festival on May 15th,16th,17th,18th 2017. The line-up will include the Bateman Brothers' Ultimate Louis Armstrong Show - with guests Enrico Tomasso and 'Spats' Langham, the Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra, the Tony Jacobs Big Band, the American and British Songbook Show, the Swing Time Jivers and daytime events which will include a tea-dance, a dance workshop and cabaret show.

Next to it is a picture of  Warner's Gunton Hall in Suffolk where on November 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th, 2017,  I'll be presenting 'SWING THAT MUSIC' featuring 'A SWELL PARTY' with the JIm Barry Quintet, 'SHAKE THAT THING' with the Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra and the Swing Time Jivers, a STRICT-TEMPO DANCE EVENING, Daytime Cabaret , 'SWING SPECIAL' with the Tony Jacobs 17 piece Big Band and much more.

Thorseby Hall Hotel
Thorseby Hall Hotel
Tony Jacobs Sings Gershin and Porter
Warners Gunton Hall
Warners Gunton Hall