Latest Jazz Club News

10 March. The Club said goodbye to former Treasurer John Marchant yesterday, as he and wife Dorothy upped sticks and relocate to Cumbria to be closer to family.
John served on the Committee as Hon. Treasurer from 2018 until 2022, and also was the ‘go-to’ person when it came to photgraphing and videoing our bands, setting up the Club’s YouTube channel where many of the videos reside.
Thank you John, and thank you Dorothy for your help and support over the years. Happy retirement!

5 March Video of last week’s Freetime Jassband now on YouTube HERE

3 March 2024 Peter Tabois, an accomplished pianist and member of our resident Easy Riders Jazz Band until ill-health forced his retirement last year, sadly passed away a few days ago. He will be terribly missed by club members who enjoyed his solos. Our thoughts are with his wife Moira and their family. We have a video of him playing at the Conoco Rooms, Louth in February 2016. Watch HERE

21 December Video of last week’s Snake Davis visit is now on YouTube HERE. Thanks to Steve Annis Booth

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.