The news which appeared on Steve’s twitter feed read
Over the moon to announce we’ve acquired @TheJazzCafe – stunning venue with an incredible history and we’ve got some really exciting plans..
— Steve Ball (@steve_columbo) February 1, 2016
Although reluctant to announce exactly what those plans are, looking at the site many of the shows which were due to take place have either been moved, postponed or cancelled altogether.
It’s sad when you think the Jazz Cafe as we knew it, only last year celebrated 25 Years in business, with a wealth of stars like Amy Winehouse, Grandmaster Flash, Mica Paris, Larry Graham and Jarrod Lawson gracing the stage as well as residencies by Trevor Nelson and DJ Spoony.
Speaking on his Facebook page, DJ Spoony says
“A lot of people have been asking what’s happening with ‘Spoony’s House’ – what’s going on? We weren’t at liberty to say before, but it is now official, Jazz Cafe has been sold. We want to thank everyone who has supported us and the brand, for the last 14 months and made it the success that it was – sold out every month! Thank you to Sarah Libretto, Ralph Laurila and all the staff at The Jazz Cafe, a wonderful venue that we will definitely miss!
We are now looking for a new home, so we will see you soon.
One love Spoony x”
Judging by the other venues which The Columbo Group owns though, I’m quite optimistic about the future of The Jazz Cafe, Camden.