Frog & Henry Return To Oxford – Sunday 25th February 2024 from 7pm until Late
Wolvercote Village Hall, 1 Wolvercote Green, Oxford OX2 8AB.
Frog & Henry return to Oxford on 25th February 2024, to play another great night of Jazz & Swing at Wolvercote as they join us from London. The venue features a bar, car parking and a dance floor. For those who don’t know, Frog & Henry are a London based, New Orleans Jazz Swing band and have gathered an impressive reputation playing for dancers in the capital as well as all over swing dance festivals in Europe. They are the resident band at Chad Plaice, in Kings Cross where they keep the music and dancers jumping. Frog & Henry are a seven-piece band who specialise in the New Orleans style of Jazz Swing for dancers and Jazz lovers. The band features Oxford’s own Ewen Bleach who, as many know, is the son of John and Ros from our Wednesday classes.
This is quite a treat for us to have such a great band come and visit us so close to Summertown, as Wolvercote is literally just up the road. The doors open at 7:00pm and the band play at 7:30pm. This makes it a great night out for dancers.
Tickets are £17 each (Concessions £15) for a full night of music. They can be purchased from
https://www.wegottickets.com/event/604692. If there are tickets left they will be available on the door for £20 each. Last time the band played here, they sold out so waiting to pay on the door might nit be the best plan. For those not familiar with the venue, there is space to dance and a bar. That’s everything most people need for a great night out. Feel free to get proper ‘poshed up’ for a night out of great music and dancing.
Who are Frog & Henry?
Frog and Henry was formed in New Orleans in 2013, as a street performing group. The original formation was a 7-8 piece with cello, violin(s), banjo(s), gtr, tuba, percussion, harmonica, jugs, and guitarron and vocals. The repertoire used to lean more toward stringband, ragtime, and jugband, with a few jazz tunes. As more jazz festivals and swing dance offered themselves, the repertoire was adapted for those settings and audiences.
This gig is a wonderful return for the band who last played here in Spring last year and brings one of London’s best bands to Oxford for a night of dancing.
As always full details are on our Swing Dance Calendar.