03/23/09

L.A.’s Jazz Bakery Loses Lease, Plans to Relocate

The Jazz Bakery, the Los Angeles club that describes itself as “the most prestigious jazz space in Los Angeles,” has lost its lease and plans to close its Culver City location on May 31. According to an article in the Los Angeles Times, the present owners plan to relocate and open a new Jazz Bakery in the fall. The article said that a new venue has not yet been found, however.

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L.A. Jazz Bakery

Ruth Price, the proprietor of the Jazz Bakery, a nonprofit venture that is open seven days a week, told the newspaper that the present economic malaise was not solely to blame. “There’s no animosity about this,” she told writer Yvonne Villarreal. “The sad, but perhaps fortunate, thing is that we’re doing very well. Yes, we feel the economic downturn, but we’ve had some sold-out nights and things are going well.”

Price said that the space would probably be turned into a furniture store.

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