Back to the Twenties for night to remember

Banbury Rotary Jazz Night NNL-150319-111433001
Banbury Rotary Jazz Night NNL-150319-111433001

Banbury jazz enthusiasts are being encouraged to don their feather boas, grab their fedoras and dance the Charleston, as the Roaring Twenties are brought back to life for one night only.

The evening at Carrdus School on Saturday, April 18 will be a chance to step back in time for an evening filled with 1920s style music and dancing.

It has been organised by the Rotary Club of Banbury Cherwell and the night will feature a top class live jazz band guaranteed to get you dancing.

But if the music’s not enough to get you on your feet, there will be chance for even the most reluctant dancer to pick up a few killer moves and join in the fun.

Chris May is chief organiser of the event and said: “The jazz band, Susie and her Swinging Syncopators, are a top class band who are led by the very talented Susie Greenway who first played in big bands and then transferred to the more intimate setting of small band jazz.

“She plays with amazing strength, accuracy, sensitivity and skill. With her strong commitment to the joyous classic jazz styles, we are fortunate to be able to involve her in our Roaring Twenties Jazz Night.”

And he outlined how the dancers would add to the magic of the occasion: “The Lindy Hop Dancers, ‘Hopin Mad’, specialise in performing and teaching dance. In addition to a few demonstration dances, they will give everyone a chance to try out new steps.

“They emphasise the fun aspects of social dancing and the whole evening will be relaxed, light-hearted and fun, with the aim of giving everyone the knowledge and confidence to take to the floor.”

The event is at Carrdus School, Overthorpe Hall, Banbury on Saturday, April 18, from 7.45pm and to help get people in the swing, Twenties dress style will be welcomed.

Tickets are £15 each, available from or telephone Tony Carney on 07842 151571.