THE MARLOW JAZZ CLUB
“Some Like It Hot”
THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION HALL
STATION APPROACH, MARLOW, SL7 1NT
"Reliable and well-organised: one of the best out-of-town gigs, with some interesting bookings”
www.marlowjazz.co.uk or phone 01628 486571
email: firstname.lastname@example.org (no .uk at end of email address)
PRESENTING LIVE JAZZ FOR 40 YEARS
The Club began life in the early 1970s as The Chilterns Jazz Appreciation Society. Initially it was simply a record recital group with occasional jazz film shows (cine film – this was just before the video age!) Meetings were held in the back room of Marlow’s Clayton Arms. Live events began tentatively in 1975, but the tiny room proved too small for the growing interest and the first of many moves was made. Over the years no less than eleven different venues have been used, and a full listing is on another page of this web-site. We have been fortunate in being able to meet and present some of the greatest names in jazz, many, sadly, no longer with us. Visits from Sonny Stitt, Wild Bill Davison, Al Haig, “Sweets” Edison, Jimmy Witherspoon and Adelaide Hall will never be forgotten, and many star jazzmen became personal friends.
After six memorable years at TJ O’Reilly’s, just outside Marlow, another change of home was necessitated in January 2007 when plans were passed to replace the popular function room with a Day Nursery. We moved without any delay to the excellent British Legion Hall alongside Marlow Train Station, and are very happy there. It is without doubt our best ever venue - large and very comfortable, reasonable car parking, and with drinks, including good real ale, at very fair prices.
Most of our favourites have now played for us at the Legion along with the resident and very dependable Frank Toms Trio. Complete bands have included Gary Potter’s Hot Club, Big Band Metheny and Steve Taylor’s Buddy Rich Tribute Band. Gigs are usually on Tuesdays at 8.30pm, with two arranged most months. Full details of forthcoming events can be found by clicking on ‘Forthcoming Gigs’ below. The BBO (Berks Bucks & Oxon) Big Band have also moved to the Legion and hold their Charity Concerts on the last Thursday of most months. If you have not yet visited us, please come along: you will be made very welcome.
Directions to Marlow and The British Legion:
M4 to Junction 8/9 (Marlow is 7 miles from J8/9) or M40 to Junction 4 (Marlow is 3 miles from J4). From either take A404 and turn into Marlow on A4155. Before shopping centre turn left 200 yards past the Esso Garage and procede 400 yards down Glade Road until you reach a cross roads with The Marlow Donkey Pub on your right. The British Legion is opposite with car park just off Station Approach. If in doubt follow signs to the Railway Station, The British Legion adjoins this.
Alan Barnes, Bruce Adams, the Trio and a good crowd celebrate 35 years. June 2010
FORTHCOMING GIGS A BRIEF CLUB HISTORY
THE MUSIC ON THIS WEB-SITE IS “NOW’S THE TIME”
BY CHARLIE PARKER.