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EXCLUSIVE Artist Interview Series – Ian Clarkson of the JIVE ACES

April 18, 2016


If you’re not already aware of Ian Clarkson, he is the lead
singer and founding member of the UK based Swing/Jive group The Jive Aces. Vocalist,
trumpet and ukulele player, Ian Clarkson, formed  the group in 1989.  They are a six-piece UK based high energy jive and swing band who have many albums and singles to their name, and have performed at many music festivals throughout the UK, Europe and the US. The Jive Aces headlined at the first ever swing dance at Royal Albert Hall. They played to approximately 1,300 dancers on the 5,000 square foot dance floor, along side the BACK TO BASIE ORCHESTRA and TOP SHELF JAZZ.  In March 2011 the Jive Aces produced a music video for their cover of the well known Morecambe and Wise theme song “BRING ME SUNSHINE” in a Louis Prima jive style with Ian Clarkson on Ukulele.  In just a few…

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