THEY are legendary jazz bands whose links with Eastleigh’s Concorde Club go back many decades.

And they will be helping the venue, which has become an international jazz mecca, to celebrate its 60th anniversary.

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra, Humphrey Littleton’s Band and The Temperance Seven

First in this star studded jazz line up are The Pasadena Roof Orchestra who will be taking centre stage on July 26.

There is no better exponent of the golden era of jazz and swing music than the world famous orchestra whose links with The Concorde stretch back more 40 years ago.

They have recorded more than 40 albums and provided music for films, including the sound track for Just A Gigolo in 1980 starring David Bowie and Marlene Dietrich.

Members of the late Humphrey Lyttelton’s band have kept his rich musical legacy alive. And on August 2 the band will be joined by trumpeter Mike ‘Magic’ Henry.

Jazz giant Humphrey Lyttelton wrote the foreword to the history of the Concorde. Humph, as he was affectionately known, produced more than 200 compositions, including Bad Penny Blues which was the first British jazz record to get in the top twenty.

It was a record called You’re Driving Me Crazy that steered a most unlikely band of pop stars to the top of the charts. That was back in 1961 and more than 50 years on The Temperance Seven are still delivering their own inimitable style of twenties and thirties popular music and jazz. They return to the Stoneham Lane club on September 20 where they first started playing in 1973.

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