The 1066 Jazz Club hosted a special 1940s night, at the Azur, attended by 169 people enjoying the end of WW2 style celebrations.
They danced all evening to the sounds of Graeme Hewitt’s High Society Jazz Band, who played a variety of vintage tunes including “Roses of Picardy” and “Opus One” to an appreciative audience, mostly dressed in a variety of forties-style costumes and military uniforms.
Also during the evening the talented Cinque Ports Lindy Hoppers performed three vintage dances featuring tap, jazz steps and classic Lindy Hop.
The evening ended on an optimistic note, as the band played out with What a Wonderful World.
The 1066 Jazz Club is managed by volunteers and every effort is made to make everyone welcome. The venue has a large dance floor, which is surrounded by cabaret style seating from which you can take in the panoramic sea views, whilst enjoying the live music in a happy atmosphere.
Themed evenings are planned periodically during the year and many people dress accordingly, the next being a “Roaring 20s” Night on October 15th.
So come along and enjoy quality 1920-1940’s style live music every Thursday evening, in a fun, friendly, welcoming atmosphere from 8-11pm at the Azur.
No membership is necessary, and currently there is a special promotion half price entry of £5 for all newcomers.
Doors open at 7.15 pm, for an 8.00 pm start. (for further details go to www.1066jazzclub.co.uk Facebook or phone 01424-465267)
by John Galantini