Tony’s Festivals

Hot Jazz, Big Band Swing, Cabaret & Dance

For over 15 years, Tony  presented and hosted more than 30 sell-out Music Festivals at South Downs Holiday Village near Chichester.

These have included the Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra, the Tony Jacobs-Sue Greenway Big Band, the Jim Barry Quintet, the Swing Time Jivers, the Pasadena Roof Orchestra, Mazaika, Eleanor Keenan, Catherine Sykes, Louise Cookman, Elaine Delmar, the Brian Dee Trio, Steve Rushton’s Tribute to Gene Krupa and Anita O’Day, the London Hot Rhythm Boys,  Neville Dickie’s Rhythmakers, the Bateman Brothers, Bob Kerr’s Whoopee Band, Keith Nicholls,  the late, greats Dave Shepherd and Ronnie Verrell, Roger Nobes, the Jay Craig Orchestra, Neil Bullock, Paul Morgan and many other world-class guests and musicians.

People have regularly travelled from all over the UK – and even Sark and Luxembourg! – to enjoy and indulge in some of the best music around and many have become great friends.

The venue, sadly, is no more but 2017 sees Warner’s Thorseby Hall and Gunton Hall continuing the Tony Jacobs Music Experience! Negotiations are underway with other UK venues so please watch this space for future developments. And if you’d like to be kept up-to-date with Tony’s Festivals, do subscribe to his newsletter by contacting him direct at

Thorsby HallAt Warner’s magnificent Thorseby Hall Hotel in Nottinghamshire, bookings are already being taken for Tony’s 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-Sue Greenway 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.

Warners Gunton Hall Warner’s Gunton Hall  in Suffolk where on November 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th, 2017,  Tony will 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-Sue Greenway 17 piece Big Band and much more.

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