Summer Jamboree #19 sees Rudy “Tutti” Grayzell, Brian Hyland, David Marks and Dean Torrence, accompanied by the Surf City Allstars for a European exclusive

Published 28 June 2018

Summer Jamboree # 19 brings together the pioneers of rockabilly that are Rudy “Tutti” Grayzell USA, Brian Hyland USA, David Marks (Beach Boys) and Dean Torrence (Jan&Dean) Rudy “Tutti” Grayzell USA, Brian Hyland USA, David Marks (Beach Boys) and Dean Torrence (Jan & Dean), accompanied by the Surf City Allstars USA, for a European exclusive special edition of the Big Hawaiian Party on the beach.

The glittering galaxy that is Rock’n’Roll is beaming brightly and will shortly be lighting Italian skies courtesy of the nineteenth edition of the International Festival of 40s and 50s American music and culture in Senigallia (Marche – AN) from 1 to 12 August.

In total there will be 42 live concerts at the Summer Jamboree #19, 39 of which are completely free. From New York to Australia, from the United Kingdom to Russia, fans will arrive from all over the world for the Hottest Rockin’ Holiday on Earth. And they will be greeted by legendary artists side by side with brand spanking new talent, forming a stellar line-up fit to go down in the history of the Festival and forming a cosmic constellation of 12 spectacular days of Rock’n’Roll.

Rudy “Tutti” Grayzell USA (playing at the Foro Annonario on Monday 6 August – free admission) was born in Texas back in 1933. His career began at age 13, when he took up the guitar to impress the girls at school. But before he knew it, he had formed a band, produced a radio program, performed at the Grand Ole Opry and recorded his first record. That was back in 1953. He then went on to tour with the King himself Mr. Elvis Presley (who gave the charismatic Grayzell the nickname “Tutti”) and went a-courting with the legendary Wanda Jackson. At the beginning of his career, Grayzell played the kind of Country & Western music that was fashionable before Rock’n’Roll, but the Rockabilly sound was already pumping through his veins. When he signed with Capitol Records, he was given the opportunity to express himself in his own unique way, and in 1956 the fantastic rockabilly hit “Duck Tail” was released. The rest, as they say, is history.

On Tuesday 7 August (also at the Foro Annonario – free admission), there will be another world-famous artist and fundamental figure in the history of Rock’n’Roll; Brian Hyland USA. Hyland is a pivotal artist of the late fifties and the years that followed, singing a string of unforgettable chart-topping hits includingItsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini“, “Let Me Belong To You”, “Ginny Come Lately”, “Warmed Over Kisses”, “I’m Afraid To Go Home”, “The Joker Went Wild”, “Run, Run, Look and See”, “Tragedy”, “Gypsy Woman”, “Lonely Teardrops” and of course “Sealed With A Kiss“. On stage, Hyland is still a legend: not only is he still singing, but he also plays a Stratocaster and the harmonica. In recent years he has performed all over the world with his partner Rosmari and their son Bodi, belting out an eclectic mix of country-blues and roots rock, seasoned with a generous pinch of contagious enthusiasm for good ol’ Rock’n’Roll.

On Wednesday 8 August, a deluge of stars from music history will wing their way over to the Hawaiian Party on the Beach, which will explode into life with the Surf City Allstars featuring David Marks (Beach Boys) and Dean Torrence (of Jan & Dean) from the USA in a European exclusive for the Summer Jamboree.

The spectacular Surf City Allstars are pioneers of Surf music and are renown the world over in their own right, and also as a support band for other artists. Like for example, the two prestigious artists they will play alongside in Senigallia; two of the most incredible living artists of this genre: David Marks, an original member of the Beach Boys, and Dean Torrence, of the duo Jan & Dean. And on our very own velvet beach of the Hawaiian party, we will be lucky enough to witness one of the rare occasions in which they all perform together.

For such an exceptional concert at the XIX edition of the Festival dedicated to Rock’n’Roll music and culture, indeed for such an important concert in Europe, and in order to assure the best possible experience for all, the event will be ticketed. Admission €12 (available online shortly from

The nineteenth edition of Summer Jamboree has an astronomical programme featuring to name but a few… 8 days of Dance Camp with some of the best dancers/teachers on the international swing scene, the Burlesque Show, the Rockin’ Village vintage market, the fabulous after-parties at the Rotonda a Mare, the car park for pre ’69 American cars, the list goes on… and all will be revealed in the next few days at the Press Conference along with all the extraordinary artists in this year’s line-up.

A heady fleet of musical stars are ready to shoot across the summer skies of Senigallia (Marche – AN). The phenomenon will be visible for 12 days, from 1 to 12 August (1/3 August pre-festival).


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