A Closer Look: Colored Musicians Club
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Saturday, February 18, 2017
The Colored Musicians Club is the oldest running African-American club in the United States. In its heyday, it hosted jazz greats such as Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Miles Davis and dozens more. It formed in 1918 and found its home at 145 Broadway St. in 1934. Jazz music can still be heard in the upper room which hasn't changed much over the decades.