A BOOK ABOUT THE 100 CLUB
Ace of Clubs compiles oral history interviews from over 50 performers (as well as attendees, management) at Britain’s oldest jazz club, ‘The 100 Club’. Retailing at £12.95 + PP and published by Brewin Books, this high quality, full-colour edition is a must-read for music fans.
Only limited stock is available, to begin with so, get in quick whilst stocks last!
READ THE BLURB:
"During its eighty years under London’s legendary Oxford Street everyone from Louis Armstrong to rock icons the Rolling Stones, Sex Pistols and Chuck Berry have played the historic 100 Club.
In Ace of Clubs, with foreword by Jools Holland, we read its story in the words of the people who came to the club to play, work, dance or just listen to the music. Handsomely illustrated in colour this is the first comprehensive story of one of the world’s longest running clubs, its seventy year jazz history and its transformation into the greatest grass-roots music venue in the UK.
Now granted special status it is ranked alongside Abbey Road Studios, Jane Austen’s home and Shakespeare’s birthplace. The 100 Club’s story is an inspiring and frequently hilarious must read for music fans everywhere."
JAZZ AT THE 100 CLUB:
BRINGING HISTORY TO LIFE
A NATIONAL LOTTERY HERITAGE FUND PROJECT AT THE JAZZ CENTRE UK
Without funding from our National Lottery Heritage Fund grant project Ace of Clubs would not have been a possibility. Hours of research, furious typing and outreach went into the creation of this oral history collection.
More about the NLHF project:
We are celebrating the work and role of the 100 Club in jazz history by bringing it to life here at The Jazz Centre UK, in Southend. We want to share its unique legacy and importance with a whole new generation of jazz musicians and audiences. This large project is funded by our second Heritage Lottery Grant of...