Pasadena Roof Orchestra
Pasadena Roof Orchestra

There is the chance to step back in time with tunes from the 1920s and 1930s when the Pasadena Roof Orchestra visits Newark Palace Theatre next week.

The orchestra — made up of 11 experienced jazz musicians — was formed nearly 50 years ago by John Arthy and is still going strong, combining famous swing numbers with a good dose of British humour.

Having recorded more than 40 albums, the orchestra is in demand across Europe, including appearing at the Buckingham Palace Christmas party in 2010, and has toured the US four times.

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra’s show includes famous tunes such as Puttin’ On The Ritz, Sweet Georgia Brown, and The Lullaby of Broadway as well as numbers from the 1920s like Duke Ellington’s Black and Tan Fantasy, and Truckin’, and the hits of Al Bowlly and Ray Noble.

They are at the Palace a week on Friday (April 6).


Ever-popular rock ‘n’ roll production That’ll Be The Day returns to the Palace a week today (Thursday, April 5) with a new show.

The latest production features a new line-up of smash hits spanning the 1950s, 60s and 70s, plus more comic sketches, all performed live on stage.