Is the Blues Room going to change its entire concept because they’ve decided this live music stuff doesn’t make enough money? Or maybe they have other ideas about how to go about it. We don’t know what the place has in mind, but what is confirmed is that they are cutting off drummer and bandleader Al Gordon and organist Bill Heid’s performance contract a few months earlier than they were originally signed up for, which means the duo’s last day performing there will be tomorrow, Thursday, January 31 instead of the end of April as originally agreed.
If anyone else has word of what might be going to happen over there, please leave a comment here. If we find out anything new we’ll be sure and let you all know. For now, though, we can say if you want to hear Al and Bill’s dynamic duo playing everything from blues to bebop, then you better go check them out tonight or tomorrow night.
UPDATE: We’ve been told by the Blues Room folks that new musicians will start February 15, after a two-week holiday break.
Cross-posted at shanghaijazzscene.com.