Sweet Basil jazz club, New York City (NYC) December 1998 to January 1999

Calendar Brochure, available at the club, listing dates and jazz groups performing at Sweet Basil, a popular jazz club located at 88 7th Avenue South in Greenwich Village, NYC. Art Farmer Quintet performed there in 1 or 2-week segments on a regular basis. Long lines formed outside the club as jazz fans from all over the world waited patiently to enter the club to hear the Art Farmer Quintet perform. It was rare that Art would perform in December as he would usually be in Vienna at Jazzland. The year 1998 was an exception. The Art Farmer Quintet performed on New Year’s Eve and through January 3, 1999. The Quintet included Art Farmer, flumpet; Ron Blake, saxophone; Michael Weiss, piano; Kenny Davis, bass and Yoron Israel, drums. Sweet Basil had a fairly long run from 1974 to 2001; unfortunately, it no longer exists.



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Back cover of Hot House (HH) magazine advertising Sweet Basil schedule of bands for the month of December 1998. HH lists jazz clubs and their schedules and still is (as of 2017) available for free in jazz clubs in the NYC tristate area.