New York City's Jazz at Noon Ends After 46 Years

Sad news for jazz fans in New York City: The New York Times is reporting that the Jazz at Noon program at the Players Club on East 20th Street will be closing up shop next month after a run of 46 years. 

According to the article, Leslie Lieber founded Jazz at Noon in 1965 "to give musicians who had chosen non-jazz careers an opportunity to play together. The series has since become a New York City fixture, a haven for jazz-playing New Yorkers with day jobs."

The program will continue on Fridays from 12pm to 2pm through June 10, with the vibraphonist Warren Chiasson as the special guest. The trumpeter Jeremy Pelt will sit in this Friday, and Junior Mance will play piano on May 27.
 
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For more information and reservations, visit www.jazzatnoon.com.

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