Montmartre Redivivus

Unexpected and welcome news from a Danish web site:gylling_masks.jpg

Denmark’s once legendary jazz club Montmartre re-opens in May 2010 in its original premises in Copenhagen. During the 1960’s and 70’s the club served as a European home for American giants like Ben Webster, Dexter Gordon, Stan Getz, Kenny Drew and many others.

Pianist Niels Lan Doky and a partner will operate the club as a nonprofit enterprise. For details, go here. For recent Rifftides posts involving the Montmartre, go here and here.

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  1. says

    Good news! I had the pleasure of spending many a night at the old Jazzhus Montmartre in Copenhagen in the 60’s and 70’s.
    Lee Konitz and Warne Marsh closed the club in december 1975. A few years later it moved to Nörregade, a 15 minutes walk from the old spot. The Stan Getz Copenhagen live-albums from ’77 on were recorded at that place, the new Montmartre. I remember a fabulous night with Clark Terry in ’81.
    So: welcome back Jazzhus Montmartre at Store Regnegade 19 in Copenhagen.