Sutton Jazz Club
The Thomas Wall Centre
52 Benhill Avenue, Surrey SM1 4DP
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Sadly, after a successful run of 27 years, club sessions at SJC have now come to an end. Please check this site for other events, such as the Jazz Curry Nights. We haven’t heard the last of Neville Dickie yet.
Sutton Jazz Club was formed by Pat and Neville Dickie in 1989 and originally ran as a weekly Jazz Club. In 1995 the Club switched to monthly sessions and has never looked back.
The Club was devoted to Traditional and Mainstream Jazz and had a resident trio comprising Neville Dickie (piano), Terry Lewis (bass), who replaced Micky Ashman, and Norman Davey (drums). Top class musicians from the United States, Europe, Australia and, of course, Great Britain, joined them each month.
The Club was renowned for its relaxed and friendly atmosphere – all the finest musicians loved to play at this wonderful venue.
Sutton Jazz Club was as famous for its large tasty buffet as it was for its music. The customers actually arranged to have their Sunday lunch early to leave room for Neville’s famous prawn vol-au-vents. However, the buffet was later replaced by a wide choice of hot food, such as fish, chicken, meat pie, saveloy, or vegeburger, all served with chips.
Pat and Neville are great animal lovers and the Club was associated with various animal charities, raising enough money to buy two Guide Dogs For The Blind. It also sponsored two dogs through the NCDL and each month the Club members did their bit by bringing tins of pet food, which were delivered to London Wildcare.