Chicago Loses Another Jazz Night Spot

Green Dolphin Street, the nightclub-and-restaurant complex at Ashland and Webster, has unceremoniously closed its doors, jettisoning employees and canceling scheduled musicians with virtually no notice. The move raises questions about what – even in this economy – is sure to be a valuable Wicker Park property.

Dave Freeman, who ran the sound at Green Dolphin Street, first reported the closing on his Facebook page Sunday. As of Tuesday, he had learned that all upcoming bookings for private parties were being moved to other venues, and that the property itself was now under bank management. As of Tuesday, its website – http://www.jazzitup.com — had been suspended for non-payment.

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Debbie Davies/Robin Rogers to Co-Headline 24th Annual Carolina Blues Festival

Guitar Hero Tinsley Ellis Also Performs at 24th Annual Event

April 15, 2010–Move over, guys.  It’s the ladies’ turn in the spotlight this year as the Piedmont Blues Preservation Society presents the 24th Annual Carolina Blues Festival, in association with YES! Weekly, Saturday, May 8th at Festival Park, downtown Greensboro.

Two of the top nationally touring female blues artists will co-headline and perform together at the Carolina Blues Festival: guitarist/vocalist Debbie Davies and singer/harmonica player Robin Rogers.

One of the world’s hottest blues guitarists, Tinsley Ellis, will make his first appearance at the Carolina Blues Festival.  Also on the bill this year is Raleigh-based retro blues guitarist Matt Walsh, and the two winners of the 2009 PBPS Blues Challenge, Greensboro’s Charlley Ward Band and Richmond, VA-based duo Sleepy-Eyed Jay and Chicago Slim.

The Carolina Blues Festival is the closing event in the annual week long EMF Jazz & Blues Series.

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Cruise With the Blues This Thursday, April 15 As We Join Roxy Perry | NY Bluesbird on KCOR

The best Blues, Swing and Indies with Roxy Perry on Kansas City Online Radio! Log on to the KCOR website and click the CHAT icon to join Roxy and friends live in the chat room!

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