Rossini’s on Yew Street closes doors after 18 years

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After 18 years Rossini’s Jazz Bar on Yew Street is closing its doors.

The May family has formally announced the closing of their iconic jazz restaurant and a recent press release confirming the details of the closure is below.

Legendary for its Saturday afternoon jam sessions, the pasta parlor was also home to some big names in the industry, including the late Linton Garner, elder brother to legendary pianist Errol Garner. Also sitting in on the scene were famous faces Charlie Byrd, Herb Ellis and the Ray Brown Trio to name a few.

A celebration in honour of the family and the restaurant will be held Thurday, August 26th at the Performing Arts Loge (PAL) penthouse on Cardero Street. Doors open at 5 pm and admission is $10 with the proceeds going to the Linton Garner Foundation.

Last modified: August 18, 2010

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  3. Kits Lad says:

    It is great day when that ugly Rossini’s finally closed. It’s always been a place where old drunks go to drink.