Legendary Jazz Landmark Lenox Lounge will shut its doors forever New Year’s Eve, says longtime owner Alvin Reed. The cool Art Deco cabaret has been open since 1942 and has hosted a Who’s Who of musical icons such as Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Billie Holiday.
Reed who’s owned the bar since 1988, says the exceedingly high rent –$20,000, double what he has been paying–has forced him to give up the lease.
Richard Notar, a managing partner at Nobu Restaurants is set to take over the space after the new year. Notar told The New York Times he hopes to keep the bar as “an old watering hole” with live music, but it’s unclear if he will work out a deal with Reed to continue using the Lenox Lounge name.
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“I’m always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up every morning… Every day I find something creative to do with my life.”
– Miles Davis
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SUMMER JAZZ MIX (New Podcast) By RhythmDB
Celebrating the beginning of summer with some classic Jazz along with an eclectic selection of various R&B and Jazz remixes to keep your fingers snapping and your feet stomping.
Available for streaming via Podbean or downloading via iTunes.
See playlist below….
1) Tony Bennett – Shine On Your Shoes
2) 9 Lazy 9 – All Aboard
3) Dinah Washington – I’ve Got You Under My Skin
4) Ella Fitzgerald – Wait Til’ You See Him (De-Phazz Remix)
5) Dave Brubeck – Take Five
6) Billie Holiday – All Of Me
7) Louis Armstrong – Just One Of Those Things
8 ) Sarah Vaughan with Ella & Louis – Summertime (RhythmDB Mix/Mash-up)
9) Dinah Washington – I Get A Kick Out Of You
10) Chet Baker mixed with Billie Holiday – Don’t Explain (RhythmDB Edit with Dzihan & Kamien Mix)
11) Chet Baker – My Funny Valentine
12) Cookie Raver – Illumination
13) Waldeck ft. Chet Baker – This Isn’t Maybe (Lo Fly Mix)
14) Aretha franklin – Trouble In Mind
15) Miles Davis – Round Midnight
16) Rinocerose – Last Pictures
17) Washington/Harline – When You Wish Upon A Star
18) Billie Holiday – God Bless The Child
19) DJ Cam – Waiting For Franck Black
20) Shirley Horn/Miles Davis – You Won’t Forget Me
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