Jockey Club (Atlantic City, New Jersey)

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The Jockey Club was a jazz club at 7 South North Carolina Avenue in Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States.[1]

It was one of the oldest jazz venues in the city, operating from the 1920s.[2] According to author Michael Pollock it was "home to mellow jazz musicians and tired prostitutes".[3] "Guitarist Pat Martino notes that Jimmy Smith and Kenny Burrell would frequently play at the club.[4] It was at the Jockey Club that he had first seen Jimmy Smith with Charles Earland.[5]

The Jockey Club was destroyed by a fire in September 1982; the club had been closed for years and was reopened in May 1982.[2]


  1. ^ "Postcard back with Jockey Club address". Dexter Press. Retrieved 30 August 2016.
  2. ^ a b "THE REGION; Atlantic City Fire Burns 5 Buildings". The New York Times. 8 September 1982. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  3. ^ Pollock, Michael (1987). Hostage to Fortune: Atlantic City and Casino Gambling. Center for Analysis of Public Issues. p. 12. ISBN 978-0-943136-01-1.
  4. ^ "An Evening with Pat Martino". Dave Frank Master Class, accessed via YouTube, 1 hr 16. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  5. ^ Martino, Pat (1 September 2011). Here and Now!: The Autobiography of Pat Martino. Backbeat Books. p. 28. ISBN 978-1-61713-079-3.