Latest Jazz Club News

7 November We learned the sad news today that long-time Club member, Ian Archibald has passed away. He hadn’t visted the Club for some time due to ill-health, but will be missed by all that had the pleasure of chatting with him. Our condolences to Sue and family.

6 November Video of ther 60th anniversary party is now on YouTube HERE

11 October Video of the Storyville Jassband now in the gallery

30 September Please note that we are phasing out online advance ticket sales. Please see the information on the Tickets page

29 August Some 'record' shots of the 60th birthday party now in the Gallery

25 August It's with a heavy heart that I must report the death today of my brother-in-law John Clarkson, after a year-long illness. John and his wife Nicky had been members of the Jazz Club for a number of years and they regularly worked behind the bar. The last time they were at the Club was 20th August 2022. John was hospitalised two days later.

24 August We learned the sad news today that Rosemary Fisher, a Vice President of the Jazz Club, passed away on Sunday after a short illness. She was 97.
Rosemary was Secretary of the Club while her husband Bill was Chairman, a role he held for 33 years until they both retired in 2013, when they became Life Vice-Presidents. 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.
Rosemary hasn’t visited the Club for a number of years, but she had accepted our invitation to be a guest of honour at the 60th anniversary of the Club’s founding, to be held this Saturday.

The Club currently has two Vice Presidents – Fred Everrett and Geoff Mullett. We don't have an active Club President.

23 August A few numbers from the Jan Jacinto Stompers now available from a link in the Gallery

5 August A great night with Warren James and his Lonnie Donegan show. A Youtube video of a selection from their set now available from a link in the Gallery

16 July Missed the Jazzaholics last Saturday? A Youtube video of their closing number available from a link in the Gallery

15 July Tickets for the Club’s 60th anniversary party are now on sale HERE. Just 24 remaining. Note the earlier start time of 7.30pm

5 July The Freetime Old Dixie Jassband have been booked for 2nd March 2024. The best band to have visited the Club, we wanted them for our Anniversary year, but no matter, we will fill the room when they visit. See (and hear) them when they last played in 2019, then email to reserve tickets!

5 June 2023 The Gambit Jazz Band played some of the best New Orleans Jazz heard at the Club by a visiting band for many a year. See them on YouTube HERE

5 May 2023 The Jazz Club will celebrate it’s 60th anniversary on Saturday 26th August. The last celebration was in 1988, when the 25th anniversary included a street parade in Louth, Jazz in the Cornmarket, followed by a session and cake-cutting at the Club. Read about it HERE.

6 April 2023 It’s with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Peter ‘Percy’ Scrutton after a lengthy illness, stoically borne. Peter and wife Linda visited the club regularly from their home in Duston whenever there was a guest band playing. Peter was very knowledgeable regarding the New Orleans ‘scene’, and will be missed. Our condolences to Linda, and their family.

6 March 2023 A number from the Worth Valley Hot 7 now in the Gallery

22 February 2023 Three numbers from the Windy City Weatherbirds HERE

16 February 2023 A video of the Easy Riders Jazz Band playing at the Club is now available to view on our YouTube channel

3 February 2023 Tickets for the Snake Davis Band are now on sale HERE. He comes with Dave Bowie Jr. Bass guitar, Eryl Roberts Drums and Mark Creswell Guitar.

30 December 2022 Short video of the Savannah Jazz Band in the Gallery. The band’s first visit to the jazz Club since the loss through ill-health, of band leader and drummer John Meehan. Sadly, it showed – despite the excellent Ray Bowden depping on drums, the band has lost its driving force.