Miles Cafe, a BEAUTIFUL new jazz club located in midtown east Manhattan,
seeks groups/artists with a local following to perform. The club seats
around 40 people, has a great stage with a tuned 6' Steinway Grand, an
excellent sound system, drumset and has great acoustics and a cool vibe.
This is the READ DEAL, NYC jazzers!! A place to play jazz for jazz. All
jazz styles, groups, vocalists, piano soloists and trios and larger
groups welcome. Financially the cost for the space is LOW, and the
chance for exposure and real jazz appreciation is HIGH.
The space is also available during the days for rehearsals/practicing at
a really low price. LET"S BRING JAZZ BACK TO 52nd ST where it belongs!!
Thanks for writing regarding Miles Cafe. This is Dave Frank, I direct a jazz school near the Cafe and I'm helping Miles, the owner, with the opening of his new club (He's a Japanese cat and his English is so-so). MC is a beautiful new jazz club on E 52nd St. near 3rd Ave, close to the E,V and 6 trains. Miles is looking to book performers/groups that have a local following to play at his club. This is a great opportunity for folks that have a following to play in a really cool space. Miles loves jazz and jazz people, and will be booking all forms of jazz 7 nights/week.
The club holds comfortably 35 people, 50 tops, has a big stage with a 6' great tuned Steinway, drum set, and a really good sound system. MC is located on the 3rd floor of a building that houses a Japanese restaurant, etc. At the moment there is almost no walk-in traffic. Miles has applied for a liquor license and expects to be serving within a couple of months, at the moment the club is BYOB.
The bread works like this:
The groups can charge whatever they want to at the door (usually $10-15). Miles will get a flat $200 for use of his club up front no matter what happens, and the group keeps all the door bread. That's it. He's not looking to book anyone regularly at the moment, but will try different combinations and see what sticks. For example, if you bring in 30 folks and charge $15 you'll go home with $250, more if you can pack em in.
This is a great opportunity, guys, if you're interested in playing or want more info, give me a holler. You can visit the club's website at www.milescafe.com. Once I hear back with your interest, if it looks like we're on the same page I'll pass Miles' contact to you and you can go from there, he'll do the actual booking.
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