1963 Aylesbury Jazz Club

The Aylesbury Jazz Club started 1963 at Aylesbury Social Club but, after a summer break, moved back to Market Square and the Borough Assembly Hall (being the refurbished Grosvenor Ballroom). Fewer of the established “big names” appeared at the Aylesbury Social Club. Len Baldwin, Micky Ashman, Ed Corrie, Doug Richford and Charles Galbraith were among […]

1962 Aylesbury Jazz Club

The start of 1962 saw the Aylesbury Jazz Club at the Town Hall, where it had moved to in November 1961 having left the Grosvenor Ballroom. After the catastrophic fire at the Town Hall in March 1962, a further new venue was required – and this was at the Aylesbury Social Club in Park Street; […]

1961 Aylesbury Jazz Club

1961 saw the Aylesbury Jazz Club continue to thrive on Tuesday evenings – but there were some changes. Toward the end of the year it was announced that the jazz club was changing venue, from the Grosvenor Ballroom to the Town Hall. One artist of note to appear during the year was the Temperance Seven. […]

1960 Aylesbury Jazz Club

In 1960, the Aylesbury Jazz Club continued to present top-class trad jazz at the Grosvenor Ballroom every Tuesday evening. The fans continued to flock in – the Bucks Herald reported a record attendance of 950 for Terry Lightfoot on 24th May. Micky Ashman and his Ragtime Jazzband topped the number of appearances during the year […]

1959 Aylesbury Jazz Club

On 13th January 1959, the Chris Barber Jazz Band played at the gala opening night of the Aylesbury Jazz Club at the Grosvenor Ballroom. The formation of the new jazz club was the idea of Eddie Friday, manager of the Grosvenor, and Ron Lesley, who had run the Harringay Jazz Club, Ron and his wife […]