Soulgigs have been notified of the sale of the Jazz Café previously owned by the Mama Group to Live Nation. It is Soulgigs understanding that the smaller venues within the Mama Portfolio including the Jazz Cafe were sold on by Live Nation. Subsequently the world famous Jazz Café were purchased by the Colombo Group.
This will unfortunately affect one of Soulgigs shows in the shape of Conya Doss & Teri Tobin which was scheduled for 2nd April 2016 at the Jazz Café because the venue will close with immediate affect until May 2016 when it will re-open under new ownership. The purpose of the closure is to refurbish the venue and improve facilities.
Soulgigs are currently in the process of rescheduling the Conya Doss & Teri Tobin show at the Jazz Café, after the venue has re-opened. Tickets will remain valid for the new date which is expected to be announced within the next few days. Customers are entitled to return to their original point of purchase for a refund if they are unable to wait for the new date. Soulgigs would like to take this opportunity to apologise to customers of the affected show. Clearly this is a case of circumstances beyond our control.
It has been Soulgigs honour to present ground breaking gigs for artists often maligned as not being abled to fill British venues with consistent high quality and sold out shows for the soul loving British public. More recently these shows have spread to neighbouring Birmingham and Manchester within the UK and internationally to Paris, Amsterdam and Rotterdam.
The new owners of the Jazz Café have expressed their commitment to respect the heritage of the venue and take it to another level and this could be a very exciting development for artists and the general public. It is with this in mind that Soulgigs plans to retain it’s long standing working relationship with the iconic venue whilst continuing to grow the Soulgigs concept, above and beyond.
Soulgigs would like to take the opportunity to salute the many artists that have taken to the stage in recent years and the thousands of fans that have continued to turn out in their droves.