London’s Iconic Jazz Cafe under New Ownership

Jazz Cafe CamdenLondon’s iconic and world renowned venue The Jazz Cafe is under new ownership by Steve Ball of The Columbo Group.

The news which appeared on Steve’s twitter feed read

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.

For the most people seem to be welcoming of The Columbo Group, whose strong portfolio includes The Blues Kitchen, XOYO, The Nest and The Cat & Mutton among others.

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.

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