Café Bohemia

Photo by John Matychuk on Unsplash

The Café Bohemia, located at 15 Barrow Street in Greenwich Village, was a legendary jazz club. In the mid-fifties, it became a central spot for the performance of hard bop.

Jimmy Garofolo created the jazz club in 1955. Garofolo had owned the establishment since 1949 and had operated it as a restaurant, bar, and stage at various times, each endeavor turning out unsuccessfully. In…

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