The Broadway Theatre, Letchworth Herts UK.
Friday 5th to Sunday 7th October was the annual Herts Jazz Festival, the 8th one, held this year at the Broadway Theatre & Cinema in Letchworth town centre. Organised by Herts Jazz Club, led by the formiddable team of Clark and Sylvia Tracey. Mostly it was a great venue, seating-wise and sound, but with one major drawback, upon which I’ll comment later. I splashed out for a weekend ticket (£120) to cover all 13 performances.
Further comments below.
A high codger quota. Lots of elderly couples. Fairly well-heeled for the most part. A scattering of younger hip-creative types too. Even some teens, though all of them seemed to be with older adults. Lots of muso-talk among the punters. Quiet and well-behaved during performances. Plenty of walking sticks in evidence. a couple of wheelchair users.
It made me think..
Jazz is still mostly oldsters music. Or at least out in the sticks it still is.