Jazz News & Notes: New Cafe Bohemia; Ronnie Scott’s 60th; RIP, Fred Taylor; “Baby, It’s PC Inside” …

Cafe Bohemia, the Reboot: The celebrated NYC jazz club (’55-’60), home to performances by Miles Davis, Cannonball and Nat Adderley, John Coltrane, Art Blakey, and Charles Mingus, among many others, is back. The new/old venue, downstairs at the Barrow Street Ale House in the West Village, will be home to jazz, blues and folk shows programmed by managing partner Christine Santelli, also a notable singer & songwriter. Venue eventually will offer live music six nights a week.

Ronnie Scott’s 60th: Van Morrison, Brit saxophonist Courtney Pine and other celebrated musicians gathered Wednesday at the Royal Albert Hall for a concert honoring the iconic London jazz venue.

RIP, Fred Taylor: The veteran Boston-area jazz promoter and producer died at age 90.  JazzTimes obit here.

“Baby, It’s Cold Outside”: The PC remake by John Legend & Kelly Clarkson is the yule tune that you didn’t know you didn’t want: Classic original > “woke” revision.


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