NYC Jazz Clubs

Jonathan Chimene / WBGO

Birdland Jazz Club has officially joined the endangered venue list.

A GoFundMe campaign initiated this week aims to raise at least $250,000 to help prevent the venue from closing permanently, in the wake of a nine-month draught precipitated by the coronavirus pandemic.

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“It really was a paradisical place to be, the jazz club.” 

Jonathan Chimene / WBGO

The pandemic has claimed its first major New York City jazz club. Jazz Standard, which opened in 1997, has shut its doors.