Kenny Davern
Art Hodes

Out of Town

The success of the Lyttleton performance was a turning point.

The Club started to feature musicians from out of town, including touring Americans and national British bands that wouldn't come to Chelmsford any other way.

Later that year we booked Kenny Davern, Art Hodes, Beryl Bryden, then Adelaide Hall. The downside was that local bands and musicians were no longer heard at the club but of course they were still around and still appreciated by club members. Happily there are still well-supported local jazz musicians and the music is making a welcome return.