CHALDON HERRING PC
In 1919 the Original Dixieland Jazz Band stepped off a transatlantic liner at
Liverpool, bringing jazz to Britain immediately after WW1.
Punch magazine noted their imminent arrival at Liverpool docks with the phrase,
"We are grateful for the warning." The Band went off on a tour of variety
theatres, including the Palladium and Hammersmith Palais, and performed before King George V at Buckingham Palace. A reviewer in The Times remarked
"The fever spread throughout the theatre until every last man and woman was
on his feet, shouting and clapping in a manner that was peculiarly un-British."
One hundred years later, on Sat 18 May, the Sunset Cafe Stompers will be
returning to West Lulworth to recreate some of that fever that has, over the
years, become a little less un-British. See details on the poster below.
We hope to see you there.