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Metropole Cafe - Jazz Club in New York - Framed Picture - 16"H x 12"W


A 16"H x 12"W" framed Picture of  'Metropole Cafe - Jazz Club in New York'

The Metropole Cafe was a jazz club that operated in New York from the mid-1950s through 1965. Located at 7th Avenue and 48th Street, it was primarily noted in the bebop and progressive jazz era as being a venue for traditional musicians. Henry "Red" Allen, a New Orleans veteran of many bands including King Oliver's and Fletcher Henderson's, led the house band there beginning in 1954.

Interesting Fact:

The Metropole featured jazz performances in the afternoon and evening. Its bandstand was a long runway behind the bar, which proved convenient when the club later abandoned jazz to feature strippers.


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