Over the weekend I played for the grand opening of Stephen’s Jazz Cafe. It’s a simple (small) place with an outdoor stage on Kent Street in Winchester. While what I heard leaned heavily toward blues rather than jazz, I wasn’t there all night. (I had to drop off my gear, head to another gig, and then get back in time for our set.)
I found it interesting that their grand opening was in the fall before the cold weather starts. Maybe they have enough room for jazz indoors. I didn’t see where. Goodness knows there aren’t enough places to play jazz in Winchester.
Stephen’s aims to be the destination for area jazz lovers. I wish them the best in this endeavor. If I find out where they’re posting their schedule of artists, I’ll provide the link here.
Here’s the address.
Stephen’s Restaurant & Jazz Cafe
440 N Kent St
Winchester, VA 22646