The Metro St. Louis Live Music

Historical Society



Club Riviera

4460 Delmar

Owner: Jordan Chambers






The late, great Jordan Chambers,

politician, activist and club owner!





I got this note from J T Tyler on 7-27-15:

As a kid I lived almost directly behind the club and would often raise my bedroom window to hear the bands play.

I recall a number of blues and r&b greats who played there like BB King, Temptations, Ike and Tina turner, 4 Tops and quite a few others.


Here's a list, compiled by Demetri, of Jazz greats that played Club Riviera:

Dizzy Gillepsie
Lionel Hampton
Count Basie
Red Norvo
Shorty Rogers
Buddy Rich
Louie Bellson
Oscar Peterson
Ray Brown
Roy Eldridge
Buddy DeFranco
Art Tatum
Slam Stewart
Stan Kenton
Barney Bigard
Cab Calloway
Shelly Manne
Herb Ellis
Teddy Wilson
Errol Garner
George Shearing
Stan Getz
Jimmy Forrest
Johnny Hodges
Ben Webster
Dinah Washington
James Moody
Art Hode
Flip Phillips
Ernie Wilkins
Eddie Chamblee

Muggsy Spanier
Ella Fitzgerald
Tab Smith
Louie Armstrong
Bill Harris
Tommy Dean

...thanks Demetri!


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