A Tribute to Anita ODay by Meg Clifton Mitchell and Mary Ellen Desmond at Chris' Jazz Café
In closing, I'd be remiss not to give huge "pluses" to Chris' Jazz Café during a time when jazz clubs in Philly are apparently having a difficult time. The closing of Zanzibar Blue was a great loss, and Chris' may be the only Center City club still featuring top jazz performers both local and international. Depite being smaller and less lucrative than concert halls, the clubs are the places where jazz music is created, where the new guys get their start, and where listeners can experience the music in the most intimate setting. I hope readers get the message and come out to show their support and appreciation of Chris' Jazz Café and all similar venues serving up creative jazz sounds.