Report – Twain’s ends jazz night for renovations

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 25, 2014
Twain’s. Photo from

Twain’s. Photo from

Arts ATL is reporting that Twain’s in Decatur is ending its popular Tuesday jazz night due to upcoming renovations at the restaurant.

According to Arts ATL, trumpeter Joe Grandsen has led the weekly jam session for six years. Twain’s owner Uri Wurtzel told Arts ATL that the last jam session will take place Aug. 12.

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  • bluesman101

    Part of the problem at Twain’s, like many local mixed-use venues, is that the owners never took music seriously as a part of their operation. If you operate as a restaurant that sometimes has music, you will alienate many diners. If you want to be a music venue with food, you have to invest in a proper music operation. Twain’s in my experience had an amateurish booking “agent” who tried to imposed her own preferences on the place rather than figure out what locals really wanted. To top it off, the architecture and layout of the venue mean music from the stage sounds awful in many parts of the room. Again, this can be fixed, but not if you’re treating music and musicians like a minor sideline.

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