The Southwold Jazz band celebrated its 25th anniversary in 1988. To commemorate the event, John Paddon wrote a history of the band and it's reproduced here, along with photo of the celebrations. Click the image above to view. Note that the reproduction is poor, as is the original from which it was scanned. Alternatively, click here to view a retyped version.
Tony Dales was a past Secretary of the Jazz Club and also played drums with the Southwold Jazz band for a time. Click the image above to see his archive.
The jazz guitarist Al Casey played at the Club in 1984. Click image to view
Click image above to see the creation of the Queen Street Club
The Greyhound Inn, Upgate, Louth was the first home for the Southwold Jazz Band and the Club. Upstairs was the 'Log Cabin' and these photo, thought to date from the late 1960s show a young John Paddon on cornet.
Read a newspaper interview with Sandra 'Lulu' White, from 1992.
Bill Fisher. 31 July 1931 - 29 July 2016
Chairman of the Jazz Club for 33 years until he retired in 2013 when he became a Life Vice-President. Bill was one of a number of volunteers who, in the early 1980s transformed a disused space in a warehouse that the Jazz Club rented, into the Club we have today. Some photos of the work taking place can be viewed here. Bill can be seen fitting the carpet tiles.Bill’s last visit to the Club was in November 2013, but his wife Rosemary still attends occasionally.