On 4 September 1957, the Buckinghamshire Traditional Jazz Club held its opening night at the Grosvenor Ballroom. The artist was Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen.
The Bucks Herald covered the opening on its front page on September 13, 1957. The organiser was Barrington Saunders, an ex-servieman from Ilford, who told the Herald: When I was stationed at Bicester, I often came into Aylesbury, and I thought what a depressing place it was for entertainment. I also thought that Aylesbury had tremendous possibilities for social outlet, and by the look of the people here tonight I think these traditional jazz evenings will be a success.
Sadly the club did not appear to last long, and had closed by the end of the year. Below is a list of dates that we have been able to find. If you can provide any more information, do please let us know.
|04/09/1957||Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen|
|11/09/1957||Charlie Galbraith and his Jazz Band|
|18/09/1957||Marlborough Jazz Band|
|25/09/1957||Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen|
|02/10/1957||Sonny Morris Jazzmen|
|16/10/1957||No artist details|
|06/11/1957||Reg Mallet and his band|
|13/11/1957||Reg Mallet and his band|