jazzreview.com - Where People Talk About Jazz Since 1997

Jazz Clubs Springfield MO

This page provides relevant content and local businesses that can help with your search for information on Jazz Clubs. You will find informative articles about Jazz Clubs, including "Jazz Clubs Swing Back to Life". Below you will also find local businesses that may provide the products or services you are looking for. Please scroll down to find the local resources in Springfield, MO that can help answer your questions about Jazz Clubs.

Renegades
(417) 865-7174
313 S Patton Ave
Springfield, MO
Description
Renegades - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Renegades makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

Dennis' Place
(417) 865-8373
921 W Sunshine St
Springfield, MO
Description
Dennis' Place - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Dennis' Place offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

Mud Lounge
(417) 865-6964
321 E Walnut St
Springfield, MO
Description
Mud Lounge - Here's the problem with most bars: the vibe sometimes dies around 1am. Luckily for you, when most bars are sweeping up the floors and closing shop, Mud Lounge kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.

Teasers
(417) 831-2606
2209 W Sunshine St
Springfield, MO
Description
Teasers - Now you have your cake and eat it too. Teasers, located at [Address], is a hybrid of both trendy-club and swank-lounge. Get there early and stay late; it's the kind of place where you can have an amazing drinks and then stay for the nightlife.

Club 201
(417) 865-7520
201 S Campbell Ave
Springfield, MO
Description
Club 201 - So you want to get a table? Be prepared to shell out some cash. Club 201 caters to the upscale crowd so you better make sure you're ready to roll.

Nathan P Murphy's
(417) 863-1909
218 S Campbell Ave
Springfield, MO
Description
Nathan P Murphy's - Dress up. Nathan P Murphy's isn't necessarily "formal," per se, but it's sexy and sleek; this is the kind of place where if you're dressed like a tool, you'll stick out like a sore thumb. (Probably more than a sore thumb, actually-those don't really stand out when you think about it). The point is: it's a solid place. Bring your A-game.

Jordan Creek Bar & Grill
(417) 865-2295
323 N Patton Ave
Springfield, MO
Description
Jordan Creek Bar & Grill is the type of place you start off your night. The drinks are cheap and strong but the crowd isn't the type to get the party started. Grab a quick drink here and then head out to the real party. -Review of Jordan Creek Bar & Grill

Wright's Brew Works
(417) 889-2214
3211 S Scenic Ave
Springfield, MO
Description
Wright's Brew Works is the type of place you start off your night. The drinks are cheap and strong but the crowd isn't the type to get the party started. Grab a quick drink here and then head out to the real party. -Review of Wright's Brew Works

Grumpy's Lounge
(417) 881-9500
3455 S Campbell Ave
Springfield, MO
Description
Grumpy's Lounge - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Grumpy's Lounge, located at [Address] prides itself on being selective at the door. So if you don't look good, you probably aren't getting in.

Highlife Martini Lounge
(417) 865-0853
322 South Ave
Springfield, MO
Description
Highlife Martini Lounge - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Highlife Martini Lounge fits right in the middle of the bell curve - a place to hit with your buddies on the way to your ultimate destination. Not the ideal spot for fabulous, drunken debauchery, but it's a good as place as any to pre-drink.

Jazz Clubs Swing Back to Life

TIMES in jazz are hard enough. Chain-store music retailers are taking fewer and fewer jazz albums. Back catalogs are permanently endangered as parent companies of labels like Blue Note, Atlantic and Verve shift among new mergers and new top executives. Jazz clubs are becoming harder to sustain, and after the flowering of new jazz spots around Manhattan in the mid- and late- 90's, the attrition process had already begun. Then downtown fell apart.

You must analyze the effect of Sept. 11 on jazz clubs case by case. Some were hurt by proximity to the attack site, some by a thinning of tourists in the city, by constant schedule changes or by grown-up cover charges at a time when many grown-ups are back to spending like college students. One thing's for sure: business is down.

There aren't many live-music clubs in the neighborhood of the World Trade Center. The small performance space Roulette, on West Broadway at White Street, caters to abstract- music fans who generally know what they're seeing and wouldn't be deterred unless the neighborhood were quarantined. TriBeCa Blues, on Warren Street, is closed, with no reopening date yet announced. The Lafayette Grill, on Franklin and Lafayette Streets, which held weekly jazz shows, has canceled its music for now. The Blarney Star, at 43 Murray Street, which booked Irish traditional music once a week, is in an area still officially closed to all but locals and relief crews and has been forced to relocate its music events temporarily to the Irish Arts Center on 51st Street and 10th Avenue in Manhattan.

But there is one big club: the Knitting Factory, which has been at 74 Leonard Street in TriBeCa since 1994, a multigenre hub with four performance spaces and three bars. After the attack the club was blocked entirely for six days. On Sept. 17 staff members could get back inside the club, which was accessible only to neighborhood residents; there were still police checkpoints at Canal and Chambers Streets.

"We found our club intact, our office intact, but all our technical capabilities were down," said Guy Compton, the Knitting Factory's publicist. "No T1 Internet access, no Web or e-mail server, no long distance. You go to the corner to get a soda, and there's this huge mangled girder going by on a flatbed. We're covered in that chemistry-class toxic stink. Those first days were really bad."

The first question raised by the club's owner, Michael Dorf, and his staff was whether it was right to go back to business at all. Music on the fringes just didn't seem like a necessity in a war zone. The Sept. 11 bookings were to have included the electronic composer Herbert, playing semi-jazz with chanteusy vocals; the Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band; and a free-jazz trio.

But the mayor's public urgings and phone calls from local musicians answered that question. "They were trying to tell us that they wanted to play if there was a jam session, for their own healing," Mr. Compton said. Meanwhile, the rul...

Click here to read more from JazzReview.com

Ernie Biggs
312 South Ave
Springfield, MO, 65806

Company rating
5out of 5 (1 review)
Based on the following categories:
  • Waitstaff5
  • Décor5
  • Service5
  • Music5
  • Pricing5
  • Overall5
1997 - 2013 © jazzreview.com. All rights reserved.