Famous Jazz club on the edge of the Bowery in New York City.

Charlie Parker played there Thelonious Monk recorded there, John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman made his NY debut there. Charles Mingus destroyed a $20,000 bass guitar in response to hecklers. The club moved to third Avenue and East Seventh St. Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers was the opening act. Name was changed to Two Saints. Later the owners lost their cabaret license and closed.

Musicians who played at the Five Spot:

Other famous Jazz Clubs in the New York City area include:


Sources: http://www.jerryjazzmusician.com/shop/shopmain.cfm?CatalogName=fivespot members.tripod.com/~hardbop/10to4.html http://www.rambles.net/monk_5spot.html Last Updated 11.30.02

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