CORONAVIRUS: 22Feb21 UpdateAll UK venues closed on 16th March 2020. After the Prime Minister's announcement it would appear that, subject to continued control of the virus, venues may re-open with social distancing and limits on audiences from 17th May. Social distancing restrictions may be removed from 21st June. We will continue to update our listings as much as possible to reflect the changes as/when they are reported.
Jazz at Cafe Society - a new project curated by Alex Webb - tells the story of the 1940s New York night club Caf? Society. When it opened in 1938, the venue was the first in America to welcome customers of all races. Billie Holiday sang in the opening show - and it was there that she was given Strange Fruit, the song with which she became synonymous. Among others who performed in Caf? Society, or its sister venue Caf? Society Uptown, were Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughan, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis and Count BasiePerformers Alex Webb.
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