The Ealing Jazz Club at 42 A The Broadway, Ealing W5, opened in January 1959. Situated in a basement below an Aerated Bread Company tea shop, opposite Ealing Broadway station. It was reached by descending the narrow steps of the alley that leads to Haven Place, between the tea shop and what at the time was a jeweller's shop.
On 17 March 1962, known as The Ealing Club, it became London’s first regular R&B venue with a performance by the seminal Alexis Korner and Cyril Davies band Blues Incorporated. “The club held only 200 when you packed them all in” Korner recalled, “and there was only about 100 people in all of London that were into the blues and all of them showed up at the club that first night”.