in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

As part of the Festival of Britain Celebration and event called the 'Festival of Jazz' was held. My father, Dave Carey, was at the forefront of the British Traditional Jazz at the time and his group, the 'Dave Carey Jazz Band' was selected to play. My mother, twin brother and I had VIP seats in the auditorium and there we listened to all the greats of UK Jazz: Humphrey Lyttleton, Sandy Brown, Chris Barber, Terry Lightfoot etc. etc. I can well remember the fantastic atmosphere in the packed hall, but most of all the new cool modern design, so different from the average stuffy …   more >>

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 28 February, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Jazz performed by Terry Lightfoot, Chris Barber, Sandy Brown, Dave Carey Jazz Band, Humphrey Lyttelton

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1950's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Wed, 30 Sep 2015 14:07:09 +0100
Approved on Tue, 08 Dec 2015 18:51:57 +0000