One night, I went with a friend to a famous jazz club called Small's in Greenwich Village in New York City. The club is not very large and is located in a small basement venue. Still, it attracts some of the biggest names in jazz. The evening that I attended, the live jazz was amazing. At the end of the night as I was walking up the stairs to leave, I turned around and took this photograph.
The man in the middle of the photograph is collecting the cover charge for the club. The man on the right is his friend who is keeping him company. The woman on the right is standing at the base of the stairs because the club was full that night. All three can hear the jazz being played from the stage to the left.
I really like the look of this image. The rich tones of the photograph reminds me of jazz.
As way of background, Greenwich Village is an important part of American bohemian culture. It is home to many different kinds of experimental art including theatre, painting and, of course, music
There are at least 15 different jazz venues in Greenwich Village, some which are world famous. Manhattan is an important hub in the jazz world and nowhere is that more evident than in Greenwich Village.
Greenwich Village also has clubs/venues devoted to blues, R&B, gospel and even show tunes.
November 7th, 2015
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