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The Green Mill

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Not too long ago, I made a trip out to the windy city for work. The wife came too and worked remotely. In the evenings we caught up with some old friends who make the midwest their residence. One of the nights, we visited the famous jazz club, The Green Mill. Once an Al Capone speakeasy, now it is a premier jazz spot for all emerging jazz artists.

Needless to say, the music was fantastic and the drinks were nice. It was a local big band orchestra that paid homage to the roaring 20s with its swing dancing music and radio-worthy silky smooth voice. 

I found it refreshing that the Green Mill still has the same html-based 90s website from back in the day. They don't have a swanky decor inside. The telephone is still a rotary telephone, and it actually works! They don't focus on the trimmings and the extras, they focus on the main thing: jazz music. So what if there's not enough seats in the room and don't serve the latest in trendy mixed cocktails. People don't seem to mind because what they came for is the music. And everyone had a great time.

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Written by shindz

November 27, 2009 at 4:52 pm

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