1920s Speakeasy Jazz

Our 1920s Speakeasy Jazz band is a three-piece Harlem swing band based in the North West. Their show “The Joint is Jumpin” tells a light-hearted tale of the speakeasy lifestyle of their lives – an unlikely collection of drunks, gamblers, misfits and outlaws – accompanied by the hits of 1920’s America. Pianist, Henry ‘J.J.’ Botham, is known for his stunning segue skills, tickling and hollering. Howard ‘Dancing Bear’ Jacobs is Skidoo’s percussionist, clarinetist and chief noise expert.  Tommy Valentine joined the band as vocalist and guitarist primarily to help clear his gambling debts.  Fully insured and Musicians Union members, the band are completely self-contained, if required providing their own sound, lighting and props.