Thursday, August 22, 2013
☞ LISTEN: Showmans Jazz Club on 125th Street
Showmans Jazz Club has existed at least 75 years (since 1942). The lounge was initially on 125th Street next to the Apollo. Then the club was forced to move to 8th Avenue, and once again to move from the new Magic Johnson complex on 8th Avenue between 124th and 125th Street. Showmans now owns the premises it occupies and is well managed and co-owned by Mona Lopez who treats her customers as guests in her home. The music is provided by a variety of notable Jazz musicians whose schedules are frequent and music dynamic. Showmans Jazz Club is clean, well decorated and what I like most is they honor great jazz musicians of the past by displaying large portraits of icons of the Harlem Jazz era. Please inform your readers about this wonderful club at 375 West 125th Street between St. Nicholas Avenue and Convent Avenue.