HE was one of our most lovable comic actors who went on to win Hollywood fame with record box office blockbusters like Arthur.

But there was also a serious side to Dudley Moore as an accomplished jazz pianist and composer.

The Dudley Moore Trio had a cult following and in the 60s a regular slot on prime time TV. Dudley recorded a series of TV Shows at the Northam, Southampton studios of Southern Television – the forerunner to Meridian.

Now the work of this acting legend and musical megastar will be celebrated tonight at Eastleigh’s Concorde which this year marks its 60th anniversary as one of the oldest jazz clubs in the world.

The Music of Dudley Moore will be presented by the Chris Ingham Band.

Chris says: “It would be nice if our efforts opened a few ears to the jazz side of this remarkable musician.”

Over the decades many jazz greats from across the big pond have graced the stage of The Concorde, including singer Marlene VerPlanck, who will make a welcome return to the Stoneham Lane club on March 8.

The Godfather of Swing Ray Gelato will be returning to The Concorde on March 1 with his Enforcers.

On March 22 The Pete Long Orchestra will be recreating jazz legend Benny Goodman’s 1938 Carnegie Hall Concert and south coast based boogie woogie piano king Ben Waters will be the headliner on March 29.

American tenor sax star Scott Hamilton has a Concorde date on April 12 and the world’s greatest Boogie Woogie pianist Axel Zwingenberger will be weaving magic on the ivories on May 17.

Jazz songstress Clare Teal and her Hollywood Orchestra, led by Guy Barker, takes centre stage on May 24.

Call 023 8061 3989 or visit theconcordeclub.com