So as to not hijack the thread on the local jazz scene I figured I'd start this one. The jazz scene in NYC is apparently the most vibrant and I got to thinking what makes it tick? Clubs all around the world need to make a profit to keep the doors open. What are the NYC clubs doing to keep the doors open? Even if the musicians are getting paid $60 (or the door) for the night, the venue still needs to pay it's employees and the rent. What else are they offering to bring in the customers and to make the money? Are these restaurants, coffee shops, deli's, martini bars, etc? Do they offer great food, the best coffee, etc? Or is it that NYC is just so loaded with jazz fans that it doesn't matter so long as the music is good? What can venues in other cities learn from these establishments so that more jazz venues can open and remain open?