All Jazzed Up and Ready to Celebrate

Thursday, March 14, 2013


Rhythm-revelers of New York who dig the scene at Jules Bistro can find a slew of upcoming performances, as the establishment celebrates their 20th Anniversary with nine consecutive nights of jazz beginning this Saturday.

The set lineup stretches through next week and includes: Ginetta Vendetta (3/16), Satish Robertson  & Jason Green (3/17), Bob Demeo Ensemble (3/18), Ed Cherry (3/19),  Jay Collins (3/20), Gregg Bandy & Stanley Banks (3/21), Renaud Penant 3/22, Ethan Mann & Friends with special guest singer (3/23) and Satish Robertson & Joonsam Lee (3/24).

Jules Bistro, located at 65 Street Marks Place, is a landmark restaurant that was Georges Forgeois‘s first of five restaurants here in New York in 1993. He took his early years in the city full of exploring jazz clubs in Harlem and poured them into the East Village restaurant. His enthusiasm and energy has made Jules a success for two decades now, attracting the likes of artist Norah Jones who once performed there every Sunday for two years straight. Forgeois’ other successes include the more recent Cafe Noir, located in Soho, and Le Singe Vert, located in Chelsea, as well as his coming edition Clarkson, with its planned location being in Tribeca. Forgeois’s cuisine hits notes of European inspiration that any jazz-lover will find harmonious — he loves dishing his French foodie background onto American plates.

At this week’s jazz marathon in particular, diners can enjoy the Jules signature hanger steak with risotto and a glass of wine for under $20. The jazz begins each night at 8:30 P.M.


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