Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Jazz In DC

From Gridskipper: Once upon a time, U Street was known as Black Broadway. There, the likes of Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, and Ella Fitzgerald sang, riffed and jammed for the neighborhood's largely African American community, turning Washington in a jazz hotbed. Most of the nightclubs were destroyed in the riots of 1968. But even fires and fights could not diffuse DC's love of jazz. Most clubs were rebuilt -- new ones joined the mix, too -- making Washington home to some of the most revered jazz venues in the nation. Click here to see the best spots.

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