The Peterborough Jazz
Club was established in February 1992 by Laurie Jacobs with the
aim of bringing the best Jazz musicians, both British and International,
to Peterborough to enhance the cultural life of the City and
to stimulate education, interest and creativity in jazz. In addition,
by establishing the Club at the Great Northern Hotel in the City
centre, the Club has the benefits of a first class venue with
excellent facilities, within easy reach of all transport links.
The Club is one of the few established jazz centres in the Eastern
Region and has endeavoured to maintain concerts of the highest
standard, achieving an excellent reputation on the national jazz
The first concert held
on 21st February 1992, featuring the great Ronnie Scott Sextet
was a sell-out, which gave the Club a great kick-start. Since
1992, there have been regular concerts each year all taking place
at the same venue, the music room at the Great
Northern Hotel, Peterborough. The jazz music promoted is
mainly mainstream/modern but does cater for a wide range of interests
as can be seen by looking down the complete list of concerts.
The gigs take place in a large music room (capacity 200) which
has an excellent ambience, together with an excellent sound system.
Waitress service is available for meals and drinks are available
at a bar in the room.
Over the past years,
the Jazz Club has presented many of the great names in British
Jazz Peter King, Dick Morrissey, Alan Barnes, Matt Wates,
Jim Mullen, Gerard Prescencer, Roy Williams, Tina May plus many
more. We have also been privileged to see and hear many top USA/International
musicians, namely Art Farmer, Charles McPherson, Bud Shank, Herb
Geller, Bobby Shew, Chico Freeman, George Cables, Larry Adler,
Ken Peplowski, Irene Reid, Gilad Atzmon plus many more!
The Peterborough Jazz
Club has become an important venue nationally, with a reputation
built on the quality of events promoted, together with an excellent
sound system, as well as an appreciative audience. The Club has
also given young jazz musicians an opportunity to perform in
a concert setting as well as giving a platform for local musicians
to play a support set before the main artists appear.
for all concerts are available before the performances and can
be obtained from Laurie Jacobs (see below).
about artists and forthcoming concerts can be obtained by calling
Laurie Jacobs (01733 571764) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org