The Pump House Jazz Club – WATFORD
5 Oct 2020–18 Dec 2021
Venue: Colne River Room Studio
*** Due to the current Covid-19 outbreak and current advice events cancelled until further notice ***
The Pump House Jazz Club has been a thriving jazz venue in Watford for the part 48 years. Founded in 1972 by Trevor Hodgkinson and Neville Marsh, in the newly acquired buildings that were to become the Pump House Theatre and Arts Centre.
The first bands were alternating each week between Trevor Anthony's Jazz Men and Richard Leach's Northside Jazz band, which formed a great basis to establish traditional jazz in the Watford area.
In the late 1970s the Club was set on a more formal footing with Reg & Margaret Bright booking different bands each week. A typical month saw Ken Sims All Stars, Trevor Anthony Jazz Men, Northside Jazz Band, Monty Sunshine and Main Avenue Jazz Band.
Since those heady smoky nights, the Pump House Jazz Club is still thriving - in fact it is becoming the Preservation Hall of Hertfordshire & London attracting the top jazz bands on the circuit. Recently the Club has updated the facilities for audiences and bands with LED controlled lighting and a professional sound system.
We are pleased that a more diverse programme is attracting a younger audience (under 50!) who are enjoying the varied styles of Jazz, not to mention a well-stocked bar selling real ales, a selection of filled rolls made on the day and a fun raffle.
Do come and visit the Club you will be given a warm welcome and enjoy bands from UK, Europe and USA. With n entry price (a donation) of £10, it's not only excellent value for money, but a great night out as well.
If you cannot find space within The Pump House Car Park, there are several alternatives within walking distance, but be aware of their time limits !
General Enquiries: email@example.com / 020 8950 3513 or 07887 666615
"Click on the band link in the list of events below for more information about each band"
Every Thursday 8.15-11.00 pm
£10.00 donation on the Door (no booking)
Free car parking (2 minute walk from Watford High Street Overground railway station)