The Marquee Club - A tribute site dedicated to the history of the legendary Marquee club at London's 90 Wardour street.

1961 - 1st National Jazz Festival

1st National Jazz Festival
Richmond Athletic Grounds, Surrey, UK
August 26-27th, 1961

The first edition of the festival started with a small marquee regarding the decoration of the original Marquee club at Oxford Street.

Johnny Dankworth, Chris Barber, Dick Charlesworth & His City Gents, Mike Cotton Jazzmen, Tubby Hayes, Ken Colyers and the Clyde Valley Stompers, Back of Town Syncopaters, Gerry Browns Jazzmen, Clyde Valley Stompers, Alan Elsdon, Fair Weather Brown Allstars, Joe Harris Quintet, Tubby Hayes Quintet, Jazz News All Stars, Terry Lightfoot, Jackie Lynn Band, Mersesippi Jazz Band, Original Downtown Syncopaters, Freddy Randle Band, Don Rendell Quintet, Ronnie Rose Quintet, Alvin Roys Saratoga Jazz Band, Tony Russell Student Orchestra, Kem Sims Vintage Jazz Band, Sutton Chicago Jazz Group, Bruce Turner Jump Band, Bob Wallis & His Storyville Jazz, Alex Welsh & His Band.