Local 269

269 E. Houston Street
New York, NY 10002


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A new alternative jazz bar has come to prominence in recent months, on East Houston Street and within striking distance of The Stone. The Local 269 stands on the corner at Suffolk Street and has recently become the home of two regular showcase sessions. Most Monday nights feature two or three acts as part of the RUCMA program (Rise Up Creative Music & Arts) while Dee Pop's long-running Freestyle Music series has taken up a less frequent Sunday night spot.

Dimly-lit, intimate and friendly, The Local 269 is owned by Sasha King, Bill Snodgrass and Jools King, who are suitably artistic types, possessing great sympathy for the out-there sounds of jazz at their most freely adventurous. “When we bought the bar our intention was to have great musicians of all genres playing on a regular basis,” says King. “We were already attracted to that style of music, but hosting the RUCMA series has exploded our appreciation for this kind of improv jazz.”

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