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Facts about live venues and festival locations, drawn from our regular Scene column.

The Scene: Brigadoon by the Beach

The long-running Suncoast Jazz Festival, its 29th edition slated for this November on Clearwater Beach in Clearwater, Fla., might best be defined by the kind of festival that it isn’t. Unlike the area’s well-known big jazz festival, it’s not a single-venue outdoors affair dominated by non-jazz acts. Nor is it a fairgrounds-style event with multiple … Read More “The Scene: Brigadoon by the Beach”

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The Scene: Washington, D.C.’s Jazz Sanctuary

At the corner of 4th and I Streets in southwest Washington, D.C. is the welcoming, leafy-green walkway to the Westminster Presbyterian Church. This is Friday, Jazz Night at Westminster, and as usual the scene promises world-class jazz from 6 to 9 p.m. for the princely sum of $5. Downstairs the pots are also on—fried whiting, … Read More “The Scene: Washington, D.C.’s Jazz Sanctuary”

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The Scene: The Blue LLama Club Is Michigan’s New Jazz Gem

From the moment one enters, it’s apparent that the Blue LLama Jazz Club in Ann Arbor, Michigan is a special place for live music, purpose-built from the ground up to the twinkling-star ceiling. It’s an intimate space—just over 100 seats, between the bar and the separate tables—and every seat has a clear view of the … Read More “The Scene: The Blue LLama Club Is Michigan’s New Jazz Gem”

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