The Jake Leg Jug Band to bring sounds of America in the 1920s and 30s to Malvern Jazz Club - The Malvern Observer

The Jake Leg Jug Band to bring sounds of America in the 1920s and 30s to Malvern Jazz Club

Malvern Editorial 28th Aug, 2022   0

THE Jake Leg Jug Band will be bringing the authentic sounds of 1920s and 30s America when they perform at the next Malvern Jazz, Blues and Swing Club event.

The band – which performs jazz, blues, gospel and ragtime ‘with their own twist’ – will take to the stage at the Malvern Cube between 8pm and 10.30pm on Sunday, September 4.

Remembering a bygone era with both their sound and look, the band presents long-forgotten songs played on a range of vintage instruments including washboard, harmonica, kazoo and the humble jug.

The band specialises in songs of murder, betrayal, gambling, liquor and redemption and frequently appear at top jazz festivals and clubs across the UK.




Their latest album ‘Goodbye Booze’ is a commemoration of 100 years since Prohibition hit the USA and has been rated highly by critics.

Club chairman Len Thwaites said: “We are really looking forward to welcoming the band to the club following their appearance at the Bude Jazz Festival.


“They are a very popular band who always put on a fun and entertaining show, and we can’t wait to present them at the club.

“As well as their own set, they also feature Warren James with his brilliant tribute to skiffle king Lonnie Donegan, and Alex Clarke on sax – a young rising star in the jazz world.”

Doors open at 7pm on Sunday and admission is £10 cash on-the-door.

Visit malvernjazz.co.uk for more information on this gig and upcoming events.

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