GALLERY

Stev Graham plys trumpet and cornet with the Sunset Cafe Stompers

“The Sunset, later the New Grand Terrace, was the most widely known black-and-tan to which crowds of slumming whites ventured when the uptown theatres closed. When it first opened, anonymous leaflets, allegedly written by “The Citizens’ Betterment Club,” circulated through the South Side claiming that this new white-owned club presented “immoral” entertainment “of the lowest type.” Co-owner Edward Fox angrily refuted the charges in the Defender, insisting that he ran the Sunset “in a clean, businesslike and legitimate manner,” and reminded the readers that the Sunset Café employed “upwards of fifty people.” Black musicians who worked there and white musicians who sat in with them concur that nearly all of the customers were white.”

Ace Hardware store in Chicago, formerly the Sunset Cafe
The Sunset Cafe Stompers at Sinah Warren
The Sunset Cafe Stompers at Worcester Three Choirs Festival
The Sunset Cafe Stompers at the Warehouse Theatre, Ilminster
Chicago skyline
The Sunset Cafe in Chicago
Mike Denham is leader and pianist with the Sunset Cafe Stompers
Trevor Whiting plays sax and clarinet wit the Sunet Cafe Stompers
Pete Ward plays bass with the Sunset Cafe Stompers
Hamish Maxwell is vocalist with the Sunset Cafe Stompers
John Coad plays drums with the Sunset Cafe Stompers
Pete Middleton plays trombone with the Sunset Cafe Stompers
Keith Hall plays guitar and banjo wit th Sunset Cafe Stompers
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John Noddings deputisng with The Sunset Cafe Stompers
Sarah Thatcher deputising with The Sunset Cafe Stompers
Mike Denham plays piano with the Sunset Cafe Stompers
John Coad and Eddie Edwards with The Sunset Cafe Stompers
Trevor Whiting with the sunset cafe stompers
Joy Parke vocalist with the Sunset Cafe Stompers at Sherborne
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zz trombone, cider and the sunset cafe stompers
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Eddie Edwards on banjo with The Sunset Cafe Stompers
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