Marlow Jazz Club has now been presenting live music for more than 40 years. It began life as the Chilterns Jazz Appreciation Society in the early 1970s with record recitals and jazz film shows. The first live gig in 1976 was in the function room of Marlow’s Clayton Arms pub in Quoiting Square. The programme was initially local bands but the Claytons eventually proved too small for the growing interest, and the first of many moves was made. A very successful venue in the early years was the Firefly at Bourne End (recently demolished), when the bookings became more ambitious and top names on the jazz scene began to appear.
The Royal British Legion Hall has been the venue for the last 10 years and is rated as the best and most comfortable ever by the Club. Over those 39 years there is a very impressive list of top bands and solo stars that have appeared. When a resident trio is required the pianist is usually Frank Toms, who played at that first ever gig at the Clayton Arms. The Club is non-profit making and the aim is only to “break even”. On the (rare!) occasions that there is spare money, then local charities usually benefit.


Car Park  -  Everyone welcome
Bar, Real Ale a speciality and all drinks at fair prices


The Jazz Show “Swing That Music” on Local Radio Station Marlow FM 97.5 Sunday 8pm to 10pm. 97.5 FM

Listen on-line or “listen again” at www.marlowfm.co.uk
Always a rare concert recording in the last half hour
plus news of the Club & local gigs

Also recordings made here when we get permission

michael@jazzfans.co  or  01628 486571


Our Events

Bingo on Fridays and Live entertainment on Saturdays. Also during the week Pilates, Salsa, Jazz and other activities see our events pages for more info.

How to Find Us

Station Approach

Contact Details

Feel free to contact us using the following details.

Tel: 01628 486659
Fax: 01628 486659
Email: info@rblmarlow.co.uk