The Cotton Club featured jazz and blues and other entertainment at 2230 East 4th Street. It opened in 1948 and had a reopening in 1954, by which time it was owned by Sam Firsten and managed by Herman Gelfand. It was renamed the Modern Jazz Room in 1957. A highlight was Duke Ellington’s appearance there in 1956.
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- “Cotton Club Opening Set for Friday Night.” Call & Post. June 12, 1954.
- “Duke Ellington Into Cotton Club, Nov. 23.” Call & Post. November 17, 1956.