About LaRose Jazz Club
A little history
Chenet LaRose’s dream back in 1998 was to open a community focused entertainment venue for West Philadelphia. LaRose Jazz Clube quickly turned into a popular local jazz club. LaRose, a retired dentist, has never played music, called the jazz club a second home, like many of his regular customers. “It is like a family,” LaRose said about the weekly audience. “You can count on all of them.” While practicing in his Germantown dental clinic, he bought the building at 5531 Germantown Ave. in 1998.
After six successful years, things took a turn, inconsistent management, and trouble planning events, LaRose reached out to Tony Williams, a local jazz musician who started Mt. Airy Culture Center, to try to bring life to the space. Tony Williams and the Giants of Jazz now take the stage on Monday nights and it is a communal affair. They never turn away a willing performer, whether a youngster from the community, a walk-in looking for fun.
“You find people of every stripe, of every dot, every color, every age, every variance that you can think of is in this place and it’s just so warm and wonderful,” said Toni Rose, a Germantown resident
- 20 Years Operating
- Review Average is 4 out of 5
- We Books Local Talent
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