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The end of The Jazz Standard in New York.

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17 hours ago, Mark Stryker said:

As I read this, I wondered if a similar story could have been written by one of the Regattabar's servers and where I would have fit into it. "The guy who always ordered one beer and one San Pellegrino but always asked us to get a big bottle from the other bar". :)

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Over 1000 restaurants have permanently closed in NYC since the lockdown in March. I'm sure quite a few of them presented jazz bands for the pleasure of their patrons. It's a domino effect...

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I was only there a few times, but I liked the room and the sound was very good, too.

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Always a favorite room.

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I only made it to the Jazz Standard 3 or 4 times, but I always had a great time there. 

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Only a few times for me as well. I've really enjoyed Maria Schneider holding court there (w family and friends) during Thanksgiving week.

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On 12/4/2020 at 9:45 PM, Dmitry said:

Over 1000 restaurants have permanently closed in NYC since the lockdown in March. I'm sure quite a few of them presented jazz bands for the pleasure of their patrons. It's a domino effect...

absolutely. Most of my neighborhood's bars and coffee shops/small restaurants are done and will not reopen. Some of these were particular favorites that served the neighborhood on a real first-name basis, leaving friends of mine without jobs. Much of this could have been subsidized for survival, but I guess that's another discussion for another thread.

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Such a great club. Really sad to see it go.

I worked for Don Sickler years ago and helped him assemble a couple of shows at the Standard. Here are the pamphlets / cards we put together for those gigs:

Here's the collection: https://photos.app.goo.gl/Zd9i2dAjeM9ts5j77 and the individual images below. 

Billy Higgins True Blue All-Stars -

A:  https://photos.app.goo.gl/UcfYFFbyA7GVSu7Y9

B:  https://photos.app.goo.gl/Lin5u8ny2zwLBLJ28

Kenny Dorham 75th Birthday Festival

A: https://photos.app.goo.gl/iLwNbZs9aTAs5hhL8

B: https://photos.app.goo.gl/j6REmrkPF1usk9KE7

C: https://photos.app.goo.gl/cpmYPuc2K2mi383d8

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1 hour ago, bluesForBartok said:

Such a great club. Really sad to see it go.

I worked for Don Sickler years ago and helped him assemble a couple of shows at the Standard. Here are the pamphlets / cards we put together for those gigs:

Here's the collection: https://photos.app.goo.gl/Zd9i2dAjeM9ts5j77 and the individual images below. 

Billy Higgins True Blue All-Stars -

A:  https://photos.app.goo.gl/UcfYFFbyA7GVSu7Y9

B:  https://photos.app.goo.gl/Lin5u8ny2zwLBLJ28

Kenny Dorham 75th Birthday Festival

A: https://photos.app.goo.gl/iLwNbZs9aTAs5hhL8

B: https://photos.app.goo.gl/j6REmrkPF1usk9KE7

C: https://photos.app.goo.gl/cpmYPuc2K2mi383d8

I was at one of those Billy Higgins shows!  I remember Billy introducing the band members by saying what subway stop in Brooklyn they lived near.

Hmmm...except I couldn't have been there January 19-24, 1999.  Did they come back later in the spring?

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yeah. NYC, like so many other places was hit real hard. 

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That’s an incredibly long list. I have seen a few new restaurants open in my area and every time I see it, it shocks me that someone makes that move right now. 

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