Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia Performing Arts Center will present the Jive Aces Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall. The jive and swing band’s concert will feature vocalist Toni Prima along with the UGA Ballroom Dance Performance Group.
The group was the first band ever to reach the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent. The Jive Aces performed for Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee celebration and the London Summer Olympics. The group gives high-energy shows in brightly colored yellow suits.
Their latest album, “King of the Swingers: A Salute to Louis Prima,” was recorded in Hollywood, California, and features Prima, the daughter of music legends Louis Prima and Keely Smith. The album includes the group’s version of the classic “Bring Me Sunshine,” the video for which has garnered over 2 million views on YouTube along with seven film festival awards.
The Jive Aces have performed at thousands of festivals, theaters and dance halls throughout Europe and the U.S., in addition to making hundreds of television and radio appearances worldwide.
Tickets for the Jive Aces are $35 to $40 with discounts for UGA students. Tickets can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center, online at pac.uga.edu or by calling the box office at 706-542-4400 or toll free at 888-289-8497.
The performance underwriters are Paul and Carol Kurtz. WUGA-TV is the media sponsor.