And the Band Plays On at Manhattan's Newest Hotel Jazz Bar
The city giveth, and the city taketh away. In the announcement about the opening of a new jazz club at Park Avenue's Kitano Hotel, the closing of The Plaza's Oak Room is noted. And yes, though the Oak Room (and its impromptu Lady Gaga performances) may be done for, it's nice to see that jazz in hotels is still very much alive.
This fresh "jazz-infused supperclub," simply named JAZZ at KITANO, sits within a former Rockefeller townhouse next to the hotel. The hot tunes kick off this Friday night with The Toshiko Akiyoshi Trio, appropriate considering that The Kitano is a Japanese-friendly hotel complete with a traditional tatami mat suite. Future performers include Fred Hirsch, Barry Harris, George Cables, Aaron Diehl, Gerald Clayton and Jeb Patton..for those jazzclub groupies out there.
Furthermore, JAZZ at KITANO won't just be a buy-two-drinks-and-be-gone establishment. An full Pan-Asian menu will be served. And, in keeping with jazz club style, there will be a cover charge and minimum spend. View all those juicy details right here.
This is your warning to plan your weekend accordingly. You know where we'll be...
[Photo: The Kitano]