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


Vasilis salutes his big influence.
Since arriving at a very tender age in this country some 15 years ago from his native Greece Vasilis Xenopoulos has risen to become one of the top jazz saxophonists based in Britain. He is a firm favourite at Marlow Jazz Club who are delighted to be a date on his latest tour with his newly formed unit “Dexterity”. Vasilis is playing a tribute to his biggest influence – Dexter Gordon, and will be featuring the legendary U.S.A. tenor player’s favourite tunes and best known compositions.
His accompanying line-up contains top stars – Steve Waterman, trumpet; John Pearce, piano; Julian Bury, bass and Matt Fishwick drums.
The date is Tuesday 15th October, 8.30pm at the Royal British Legion Hall. Admission £10, pay at the door, but the best seats can be earmarked if you phone 01628 486571













The BBO Berks, Bucks & Oxon Big Band play at the Royal British Legion Hall (Station Approach, Marlow)
on the last Thursday of most months 8.15pm with proceeds to various local charities.
The band comprises 17 fine musicians and 2 vocalists.
We also mention jazz at Hedsor Social Club every Thursday (various guests) 8.30pm
and at The Perch, Marlow High Street, on the first Friday of the month 7.30pm




“Swing That Music” - Jazz & Blues show
Sunday nights 6 - 8 p.m. often featuring rare jazz concert recordings in the 2nd hour or recordings made here at the Club
if the musicians give their permission.
97.5 on your FM dial. Also on line via the web-site www.marlowfm.co.uk which has a facility to “listen again” if you missed the show

michael@jazzfans.co  or  01628 486571

Our Events

We have a wide range of activities during the week as well as occasional Live Entertainment on Saturdays. Details of most of these activities are shown on the Weekly Events page


How to Find Us

Station Approach


Contact Details

Feel free to contact us using the following details.

Tel: 01628 486659
Weekday evenings after 7 p.m. and
Saturday and Sunday lunchtimes

Email: info@rblmarlow.co.uk