Vic Damon, 30th Street Studio, Village Vanguard
Since its opening in 1935, the Vanguard has seen a slide show of American history roll past it's front door. Witnessing the great depression, the civil rights movement, and the bombing of the twin towers. The Vanguard has withstood every economic test with the support of a more than loyal following. To this day, the Vanguard is considered the ultimate recording destination for live jazz.