Wine, Jazz, and Soul ... at CJ's

  • August 6, 2014 · 6:00 PM

Please join us for another great evening of Wine, Jazz and Soul at CJ's

  -- The live jazz will begin at 7 PM and run until 10-10:30 PM, and so it won't be too late of an evening.

  -- The live jazz performance will feature the great vocalist Sandy Dowe with the Tony Campbell Jazz Surgery band and other musical guests.

  -- CJ's will be unveiling some new summer menu items in addition to the normal menu which includes everything from steak/chops, fish, chicken, wraps/burgers, and soul food. 

  -- There will also be some new wines and specialty cocktails, including a variety of mojitos perfect for the summer!

  -- Of course, it is also fine if you prefer beer or not drinking at all. You'll still have a great time meeting new people while enjoying live jazz.

And if you're relatively new to Meetup, this would be a nice event to attend to meet lots of people -- regardless of how long you decide to stay.

This event brings different Meetup groups together -- as we also welcome a number of new people to their very first Meetup!

CJ's is located one block from the historic Klavon's Ice Cream which began in 1923. Klavon's is open until 9 PM on Wednesdays during the summer. And perhaps we could arrange some groups to go over together. So if you've never been to CJ's or Klavon's, you could hit both in one night.

With so many people in the Meetup, sometimes it can be challenge, especially for recent members when attending busy art galleries, arts festivals, and performances at large venues such as the Benedum and Heinz Hall. So this 'Wine, Jazz, and Soul' series seeks to bring lots of people together which would also help with spotting members at future events at busy venues.

In terms of the great $4-$6 wine/glass specials, this is also fun and exciting. As CJ's considers the possibility for expanding their wine list, this is our chance to offer some thoughts.

And a number of these suggestions may be pre-ordered for this special Meetup event!  So if you have any great value or unique wines in the $10-$15 per bottle range that you'd like us to consider, please let us know. To offer any suggestions or thoughts on wines for this event, please visit the Discussion board http://www.meetup.com/Art-lovers/messages/boards/thread/[masked]

The current CJ's menu includes everything from steak/chops, fish, chicken, wraps/burgers, and soul food. Check it out http://www.cjsinthestrip.com/page6.html although there will be some new summer menu items.

We hope everyone will be able to make it for some great jazz, food, wine/cocktails, and conversation. Of course, it is also fine if you prefer beer or not drinking at all. You'll still have a great time meeting some new people while enjoying the live jazz.

CJ’s Jazz Club http://www.cjsinthestrip.com

Parking CJ's is located in the Strip District near 29th and Penn Avenue, about one block from Klavon's Ice Cream. CJ's has their own parking lot and there is also plenty of street parking in this area of the Strip. Also, many Meetup members will be arriving before the usual CJ's customers, so there should be no problem parking.

Klavon's Ice Cream http://www.klavonsicecream.com/

 

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  • Diane

    From what I understand, CJ's is now closed. :(

    November 3

    • Mark

      We'll keep everyone posted if there are any new developments. I'd be surprised if they don't reopen at some point in the future, although it may be in a different location. CJ's has been very successful the last 10 years, so perhaps they're looking at some other options.

      November 3

  • Tracy

    Really nice night. Thank you for putting it together, Mark!

    August 8

  • Kim

    Looking for a nice couple we met, Olga and Sashi (Alexander). If anyone knows them, please clue me into what group they are in!

    August 6

    • Olga K.

      Hi Kim, I just joined this group as well. It was nice meeting you guys

      August 7

  • Kim

    Great time Mark! Thanks for pulling this all together.

    August 6

  • Mark

    Hope to see everyone at CJ's tonight!

    August 6

  • Tracy

    Hi!
    Isit on the same side of the street as Klavons?
    Thanks Tracy

    August 4

    • Mark

      Yes, Tracy ... the same side as Klavon's. CJ's is the corner of 29th and Penn. You should see lots of cars in their parking lot when you arrive.

      August 4

    • Mark

      Glad you can join us!

      August 4

  • Mark

    As a reminder, there is free parking, no cover charge, and the food is very affordable. Also, the doors open a little earlier on Wednesdays, so if you're already in the city, you can join us around 5:30 PM (instead of waiting until 6 PM).

    The live jazz sets will run around 45-60 minutes followed by 20-30 minute breaks so there will be plenty of time for socializing. We'll have lots of Meetup members that will want to be seated at tables close to the stage -- while others will prefer to mingle a bit more in the back sections and bar area. So we're trying to plan this event with lots of flexibility depending on work schedules, what time people can arrive, etc. I think everyone will have a great time with the live jazz and meeting new people regardless of how long they can stay.

    August 4

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to be missing this! Music sounds real cool.

    August 4

  • Mark

    Some questions have come in regarding the dress code -- It is mostly casual or business casual as many people arrive after work. Jeans are allowed -- but no sneakers.

    I'm sure everyone will have a great time with the live jazz atmosphere while meeting lots of new people! If you haven't heard vocalist Sandy Dowe with the Tony Campbell Jazz Surgery band, you're in for a real treat. As a reminder, there is no cover charge and the food and drinks are very affordable. In addition to wine/beer/etc., there will also be a variety of mojitos perfect for summer! So we hope you can join us as we bring different Meetup groups together -- as well as welcome a number of new people to their very first Meetup!

    August 3

  • aimee

    I am going to try and go after work if I get done early enough

    August 3

  • Mark

    Due to a scheduling change, this show will now feature the great vocalist Sandy Dowe performing with the Tony Campbell Jazz Surgery band.

    Hope you can join us as we also welcome some new members to the Meetup.

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