Music history is dotted with notable couples, from Sonny and Cher landing hits all over the charts to Ike landing hits all over Tina. Another couple-driven accomplishment: Club Blujazz.
From a husband and wife team who've spent years playing with greats like Frank Sinatra and Mel Torme and own a label for which the place is named, Blujazz is an intimate 100 or so capacity music club anchored by a slightly raised stage and a top of the line sound system, but not an LCD Soundsystem, 'cause then they'd be North American Scum. The gameplan is to bring in top national and international jazz talent (they also own a piece of a French label), starting with this weekend's opening act Mike Melvoin, a pianist who served as music director for the Grammy's and arranged for everyone from Tom Waits to Lou Rawls to The Partridge Family, although not Audrina, 'cause, hello, she's an actress. The drink selection's focused on high-end hooch, from classic martinis to single malt Scotches, along with a handful of bottled beers (312, Harp, Sam Adams) and a light menu of flatbread pizzas dotted with artichokes and sun-dried tomatoes, hummus platters, and a selection of marinated olives and imported cheese, so hopefully Yanni.
Cover's generally going to run from $10 weekdays to $20 and up on weekends depending on who's playing, but the more frugally inclined can hit up the free late show starting at 11:30, just like Ike might, except replace "late show" with "all 13 of his wives".