Iridium Jazz Club

1650 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
ph. 212-582-2121
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Like most Americans born in the 1960s, Iridium Jazz Club owner Ron Sturm grew up with rock 'n' roll, not jazz. “I got more involved with jazz when I was in college at Boston University,” Sturm says. “Boston was really hot then - there were a lot of jazz clubs and good things happening, and I caught a lot of shows.”

When the Sturm family decided to open a club, Ron is the one who suggested jazz. The name Iridium was chosen for several reasons. Iridium is a silvery white metal, but the word derives from iris, so it also refers to a rainbow. The Sturms liked the sound of the word, and better yet someone told them that saxophones were once lined with iridium. ...
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