[JPL] A 3-Floor Jazz Club Planned For The Meatpacking District
Could Help Revive New York's Jazz Scene
drjazz at drjazz.com
Sat Jan 14 10:25:56 EST 2012
NOTE: JAZZ Club, not BAM Club!!
New York is the jazz capital of the world, and though many of its
hallowed jazz clubs have faded away (Bradley's comes to mind),
*The Blue Note* is one of them, and the owner of that Greenwich Village
club, Steve Bensusan, is now planning to open a new three-floor jazz
venue and restaurant in the Meatpacking District, DNAinfo reports
Bensusan presented the plan on Thursday night, at a meeting of Community
Board 2's State Liquor Authority advisory committee.
The proposed club, which would be at 22 Little W. 12th St., would have
dining rooms on the sixth and seventh floors of the building, and a club
in the basement.
"The late-night jam session in New York --- we're hoping to reestablish
that in this location," Bensusan reportedly said at the meeting.
Probably the most well-known jam session space in the city is Smalls, a
(small) basement club in the West Village, popular among students of
jazz and those in the know. Bensusan's proposed venue could serve as a
healthy rival to that club.
The final vote on the application is not yet available, but it's hard to
imagine why anyone would turn this down. The only barrier seems to be
locals, who fear the club could be too loud.
Jazz? Too loud? It's hard to imagine that that will be a problem.
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