Hugh & Marion's @ElthamJazzClub

About Us

What We Do

We present world-class jazz concerts, two Thursdays a month, throughout the year, right in the heart of Eltham!

We are based in the comfortable and very reasonably priced lounge bar at Eltham Warren Golf Club (walking distance from Eltham High Street), with its own free car park.

Our concerts are open to all, no membership required.

Our audience is made up of loyal regulars and newcomers, of all ages, who share a love for live music.  They are deeply respectful of our musicians, listening in rapt silence, but are friendly and welcoming, socialising before the show and during the interval.

We are keen to encourage audiences of all musical tastes: our artists are highly skilled musicians but also great performers and communicators, making our nights accessible to all.

Our Story

We are named after the formidable Hugh and Marion Ockendon, who promoted live jazz in Eltham for over 32 years!

Marion was a cabaret artist and band vocalist, who ran her first jazz club in the 60s in New Cross and later her own stage school. On meeting  Hugh Ockendon, a classically trained pianist with a deep love of jazz, they opened their first incarnation of Eltham Jazz Club, eventually settling into our current home, Eltham Warren Golf Club, in 2014.

With Hugh as resident pianist, they hosted countless high calibre musicians including Tina May, Alan Barnes, Byron Wallen, Tony Kofi, Jim Mullen, Roger Beaujolais, Charlotte Glasson, Art Themen and Ben Holder. 

When Hugh died in 2020,  Marion continued the club alone, renaming it Hugh’s Place, until her own untimely death in October 2022. 

With a little serendipity, and thanks to the recommendation of club regular, vocalist Jacqui Hicks, Hugh & Marion’s legacy now continues under the stewardship of multi-award-winning vocalist, lyricist and producer Georgia Mancio (Alan Broadbent, ReVoice! Festival, Bobby McFerrin), and acclaimed drummer Dave Ohm (Ian Shaw, Benny Golson, Gregory Porter).

“We are in awe of the amount of work Marion & Hugh generated for their fellow musicians over the years. Their tireless efforts to sustain the club for so long is reflected in how loved and sorely missed they both are. We would like to thank both their family and the loyal regulars for giving us your trust and support. We will do our best to nurture the club and make it thrive for as long as possible, knowing how precious and essential music, art, creativity, community and connection are for us all.”  Georgia & Dave

Hugh & Marion Ockendon
Georgia Mancio & Dave Ohm

Previous Events

4 Apr 2024
Jo Harrop
21 Mar 2024
Josephine Davies
7 Mar 2024
Jay Phelps
15 Feb 2024
Rebecca Hollweg
1 Feb 2024
Geoff Mason & Mick Foster ‘Bari & Bone’
18 Jan 2024
Georgia Mancio Quintet
21 Dec 2023
Xmas Special with Jacqui Hicks + Jo Fooks
7 Dec 2023
Roger Beaujolais
23 Nov 2023
Barb Jungr
9 Nov 2023
Andy Davies
19 Oct 2023
Iain Ballamy
5 Oct 2023
Guitar Special ftg Nigel Price, Jim Mullen & Georgia Mancio
21 Sep 2023
Brigitte Beraha
7 Sep 2023
Alina Bzhezhinska + Tony Kofi
17 Aug 2023
Shirley Smart
3 Aug 2023
Luiz Morais
20 Jul 2023
Trish Clowes
6 Jul 2023
Ian Shaw
15 Jun 2023
Dave O’Higgins / Rob Luft
1 Jun 2023
Anita Wardell
18 May 2023
Vimala Rowe
4 May 2023
Mark Crooks / Pete Whittaker
20 Apr 2023
Alan Barnes
6 Apr 2023
Byron Wallen
23 Mar 2023
Stan Sulzmann
9 Mar 2023
Liane Carroll
23 Feb 2023
Denys Baptiste
9 Feb 2023
Elaine Delmar
26 Jan 2023
Allison Neale
12 Jan 2023
Georgia Mancio