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Adios Jazz Voyeur Club

No more live music

One of Palma's best loved and most venerable live music venues is to close. Jazz Voyeur Club in the city's Lonja area will close its doors forever on 2nd November this year.

The reason is that the magnificent old building which houses it is to be converted into a luxury hotel so there will be no room for the club. You may remember that I wrote last year that the beautiful Abaco bar (though bar is a word that doesn't do justice to the place) was also to close for the same reason.

Originally known as Barcelona, which started life as a bar 53 years ago, the club started musical performances in the 80's and changed its name to Jazz Voyeur (iirc) about 12 years ago.

It's a tiny, intimate place – it's official capacity is 32 people – with a an equally tiny stage which can get pretty crowded if a big combo is playing, so don't leave your drink on a table near the trombonist!

It's free to get in and the drinks don't cost that much more than in a normal bar, and the atmosphere is always good as the club attracts people of all ages who share the appreciation of music.

Thousands of musicians have appeared there over the years and some have gone on to become quite famous; Buika, Chenoa, and Chano Dominguez for example.

As yet, no firm plans have been released for the final gig, but it's sure to be a good one. If you've never been, the video of the Campbell Brothers with rappin' Derick B in the audience gives a good idea of how it is.

Try and get along there before it disappears for ever.