Saturday, March 21, 2009

Bad News for the Jazz Bakery

One of the best places in the LA area to hear jazz, the Jazz Bakery in Culver City, has lost its lease. The club has been on a month-to-month lease for some time; and the owners of the Helms Bakery building want to use the space for a new furniture store (to join the numerous furniture stores already in the building).

The owner promises to reopen elsewhere; and it appears the promise isn't empty, since the Bakery has been selling out shows.

I've seen several fine concerts there. I fondly remember attending a Sunday concert by trumpeter Mark Isham there; and then heading back home and watching an episode of the HBO miniseries FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON. As soon as I heard the opening trumpet riff on the episode's soundtrack, I recognized it; Isham had scored the episode.

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