Hugh & Marion's Eltham Jazz Club

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NEXT GIG: 1 June, Anita Wardell

“a model of the Jazz singer’s art” 

– The Guardian

Anita Wardell has long been one of the UK’s most respected artists: winning both a BBC Jazz Award (2006) and British Jazz Award (2014). Championed by vocal legends Mark Murphy and Norma Winstone, she is noted for her dazzling improvisation, using her voice as her instrument with precision, agility and heartfelt emotion. 

Having recently returned to the UK after 4 years in her native Australia, she releases Stars – a new duo album of standards and originals with pianist Dave McEvoy, in May.

Joined by her musical partner of 25 years, pianist Robin Aspland, plus bassist Steve Watts and drummer Dave Ohm, we are delighted to welcome Anita back to the club.


£20  –  on the door (cash / card)

£17 – Advance / Golf Club Members 

£ 12 – Students (with ID card)


8 – 10.30pm (doors 7pm)

Eltham Warren Golf Club, Bexley Road, London SE9 2PE 

about the club

Multi-award-winning vocalist, lyricist and producer, Georgia Mancio,  and acclaimed drummer, Dave Ohm, announce their new stewardship of the long-standing Eltham Jazz Club, now also known as Hugh & Marion’s, in tribute to its original founders.

Hugh and Marion Ockendon regularly promoted jazz in Eltham for a mightily impressive 32 years. 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 until her own untimely death in October 2022. 

With a little serendipity, and thanks to the recommendation of club regular, vocalist Jacqui Hicks,  Georgia and Dave stepped in. They will continue Hugh and Marion’s legacy, presenting bi-monthly Thursday concerts at the welcoming Eltham Warren Golf Club, the home of Eltham Jazz since 2014.  

“As we learn more about the work Hugh and Marion did to keep the club going: so many gigs for so many musicians over so many years, we are truly humbled and grateful for this opportunity. Thank you to Hugh and Marion’s 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 


Multi-award-winning vocalist/lyricist/producer, Georgia Mancio, is a supremely gifted storyteller, and the recipient of two Parliamentary Jazz Awards: Best Vocalist (2021) and Best Album (2020).

Her collaboration with Grammy-winning pianist/composer, Alan Broadbent, has yielded two albums (Quiet Is The Star, Songbook), a book of songs and performances across Europe and the US. 

Other credits include: BBC Proms, Kate Williams, Liane Carroll, Ian Shaw, Pat Metheny (lyric approval), Bobby McFerrin, multiple nominations at the Jazz FM, British Jazz and Urban Music Awards, and her own festivals ReVoice! and Hang


Drummer Dave Ohm has been a leading player on the UK and international scene for 35 years, with credits including: Ian Shaw, Alan Broadbent, Liane Carroll, Benny Golson, Gregory Porter, Claire Martin, Karin Krog, Rebecca Parris and Anthony Strong.

He has also fronted his own bands with members including Dave Newton, Steve Watts, Paul Stacey, Rob Townsend, Nikki Iles, Laurence Cottle and Mornington Lockett.

He has collaborated with Georgia for over 20 years: as the drummer in her regular quartet, and co-producing/playing on her albums Trapeze (2008), Silhouette (2010) and Songbook (2017).

Hugh and Marion

Hugh & Marion Ockendon


As working musicians ourselves, we fully appreciate the hustle, but as we find our feet, we are only inviting artists ourselves directly. So if we don’t reply to your messages, please don’t take it personally. We’ll update you if this changes. Thank you.