Jazz at the Bistro, the main venue for presenting organization Jazz St. Louis, has been named one of "100 Great Jazz Clubs" around the world in an article in the February 2009 issue of Down Beat magazine. The venerable jazz journal cited the Bistro's lineup of national and local/regional talent and also made note of the room's "intimate" character.
The Blue Room and Jardine's, both in Kansas City, are the only other Missouri venues that made the list, while from Illinois, four Chicago clubs - the Green Mill, Velvet Lounge, Jazz Showcase and Andy's - were mentioned. Down Beat doesn't put very much of their print content online, but if you'd like to see the whole list, the February issue, featuring guitarist Wes Montgomery on the cover, has been mailed to subscribers and should be turning up at newsstands and bookstores this week.
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