The Blackhawk was a nightclub in operation from 1949 to 1963. The club was known for the intimate atmosphere where musicians could jam and record albums. The list of musicians who either recorded or played the Blackhawk is a who's who of jazz musicians. Performers like: Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, Dave Brubeck, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker, Vince Guaraldi, Stan Getz, Mary Stallings, Johnny Mathis, Art Blakey, Shorty Rogers, Art Pepper, Art Farmer, Gerry Mulligan, Horace Parlan and Russ Freeman and Art Tatum.
The Blackhawk is now a parking lot. There is a plaque on the sidewalk commemorating the location.
By tallturtle82 @ 2015-12-16 10:14:31