Blast From The Past

Music: Bill Jacobs Ensembles
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A warm and welcoming place that some call "magical," St. Nick's Pub on historic Sugar Hill is the oldest continuously operating jazz club in Harlem. And it's hardly changed since 1940, when it was Lucky's Rendezvous and owned by Duke Ellington's piano player, Lucky Roberts. Back then it was a stomping ground for Art Tatum, Donald “The Jersey Rocket” Lambert, and Marlowe Morris. Prior to that, in the 30's it was the Poosepahtuck Club, (named after a New York Indian tribe), and featured jazz revolutionary, Joe Jordan as house pianist, and blues vocalist, Monette Moore performing Live jazz seven nights a week.

This 50 plus year-old jazz bar just seems to get better with age. Renamed the Pink Angel reopened for business in 1950. Jazz every night was still the stable of the weekly entertainment events then just as it is now. In the early 60's renamed again to the current name the Monday night jam session is still going strong after all these years and is not to be missed.

The food and drinks were always reasonably priced, and the place was as is today lively. Today people come from all over the world to take in the spiritual richness of the vocalists and instrumentalists who perform at the pub. The Saturday African Night sessions (starting at Midnight) bring an international crowd to this attractive area of Harlem for some of the city's most serious African music. For more about St. Nick's Jazz Pub and her history check the following All About Jazz Link: All About Jazz