Cy Laurie played in Aylesbury ten times with his band, variously credited as the Cy Laurie Jazzmen or Cy Laurie and his Jazz Band, between 1959 and 1961 at the Aylesbury Jazz Club at the Grosvenor Ballroom – see below for details.
Cy Laurie was a clarinet player, who also ran his own jazz club, the Cy Laurie Club in Windmill Street, Soho, from 1951.
Around the time of his last appearance in Aylesbury, Cy disappeared from public view, handing over control of his jazz club to his trombonist, Terry Pitts. Long before The Beatles, he travelled to India to study with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. He was a non-smoker and vegetarian and stayed in India until 1963, when he returned to London but only started playing again in 1968. He died in 2002.
|3/3/1959||Cy Laurie Jazzmen|
|14/4/1959||Cy Laurie Jazzmen|
|12/5/1959||Cy Laurie Jazzmen|
|29/9/1959||Cy Laurie Jazz Band|
|17/11/1959||Cy Laurie Jazz Band|
|5/1/1960||Cy Laurie and his Band|
|23/2/1960||Cy Laurie Jazzmen|
|5/7/1960||Cy Laurie and his Jazzband|
|11/10/1960||Cy Laurie Jazz Band|
|17/1/1961||Cy Laurie Jazz Band