Jazz Kitchen goes smoke-free

June 25, 2009
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As of tomorrow, June 26, the city's top jazz club, The Jazz Kitchen, will adapt an all smoke-free/all the time policy. 

You can still puff on the patio, but the club itself--which hosts top national and local musicians--with stress clean air over the traditional jazz club atmosphere.

Butt wait...there's more.

Friday's show, featuring Cynthia Layne and her band, will celebrate the change by dropping the usual cover charge. That's courtesy of sponsor Take Note, an advocacy group pushing smoke-free workplaces.  Stick around after the live music for deejayed hits and "old school activities" from Old S.O.U.L. Entertainment's Sir Doug.

So is the smoke-filled jazz club with the haze hanging in the spotlit air a thing of the past? Is there any downside to this decision?

If you haven't been there before, will this change encourage you to sample The Jazz Kitchen?

Your thoughts?
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  • YAY... GREAT! Smokey atmosphere was very unappealing, congratulations J.K.!
  • They can always get a fog machine if people start getting nostalgic for the hazy atmosphere. :-)
  • This is awesome. Can't wait for other clubs to snuff the butts.
  • This is great news. The Jazz Kitchen is one of the most underrated entertainment venues in the city. The music is great, the food is great, the venue is great. Now we will spend more time at the Jazz Kitchen catching local acts rather than just making the national shows.
  • I hope other clubs & music venues join the smoke-free movement!!
  • I will definitely visit the Jazz Kitchen more! I would never go on Wed. nites because they allowed smoking. Now I can go every week! Way to go Jazz Kitchen you are truly a frontrunner!
  • Sorry, but they just lost my business after more than a dozen years of solid patronage.
  • Smoke has kept me out of several venues that I would have liked to visit. I will nw patronize the Jazz Kitchen. Thank you.
  • Dullsville
    GREAT! Another slap at yesterday. The room is now clean and sterile like most of today's players.

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