The Swing Ladies of the 30th // November 25th – December 2nd , 2023

The Traveling Janes’ – England / Germany / Japan / USA

The International Group ‘The Travelling Janes’ – England/ Germany/ Japan/ USA 

The international group ‘The Traveling Janes’ revels in the hot jazz and crazy blues music with its vaudevillian roots – that dates from the 1890s to the 1930s.  Bessie Smith, Mae Rainey, Victoria Spivey, Ruth Etting, Annette Hanseau, Sophie Tucker and many other forgotten jazz pioneer women of this exciting period from the early history of jazz and blues will feature in this performance by five unusual, talented and vivacious musicians!

This special quintet of female musicians was assembled by their British born leader, Ellie Affleck. The ‘Janes’ come from all over the world and provide a very different musical experience.

Ellie Affleck, the group’s soloist, has appeared on some of the top jazz stages such as the French Quarter in New Orleans, the Ascona Festival, and of course the London Jazz Festival.  The girls’ acoustic instruments, banjo, tuba, piano and wind instruments, bring with them the unique flavor of the late twenties and early thirties – join us for ‘swing time’.


Ali Affleck Vocals/ Musical Director (GB)

Susanne Ortner Saxophone / Clarinet (Germany)

Katie Cavera Banjo / Guitar (USA)

Danielle Price Tuba (GB)

Amanda Lee Piano (Japan)

Show Times:

  • Saturday, November 25th, 2023, 21:00 Kfar Saba, Cultural Hall
  • Monday, November 27th, 2023, 21:30 Jerusalem, Zappa Club
  • Tuesday, November 28th, 2023, 21:30 Herzliya, Zappa Club
  • Thursday, December 8th, 2023, 20:00 Tel Aviv, Museum of Arts
  • Friday, December 1st, 2023, 21:00 Tel Aviv, Museum of Arts
  • Saturday, December 2nd 2023, 21:00 Haifa, Abba Hushi Center

Susanne Ortner- Saxophone / Clarinet
Ali Affleck- Vocals/ Musical Director
Amanda Lee- Piano
Katie Cavera- Banjo / Guitar
Danielle Price- Tuba

 Photos by: Lady Walker, Wayne Ho, Richard Clifford, April Renae, Woody Pittman, Ruth Barrie

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