Rouge Bistro Presents a Month of Jazz to End 2008

Posted Dec 5th, 2008 by Julie Pompa  Category: Arts & Entertainment,


SYLVANIA, Ohio, U.S.A., Dec. 5, 2008 – If the December music schedule is any indication, Rouge Bistro is becoming the choice for jazz in Toledo. The restaurant features jazz performances each Saturday in December, along with a performance planned to welcome in 2009 on New Year’s Eve.

“We’ve long been jazz lovers, and the Toledo market offers some of the best jazz available,” explains Jake Gentry, Rouge manager. “The Rouge Bistro is really the perfect setting for enjoying jazz in this area.”

December entertainment, which begins at 7 p.m. each evening, includes the following performances:
Dec. 6 – Skip Turner Band?
Dec. 13 – Damen Cook & Friends?
Dec. 20 – Ramona Collins?
Dec. 31 – special guest jazz artist
In addition, Rouge will be the setting for a jam session on Sunday, Dec. 7, following a memorial concert for Toledo jazz legend Rusty Monroe at the Maumee Indoor Theatre. The Rouge event will feature the Bob Rex Trio, and begin at 6:30 p.m.

“Rusty embodied jazz in the Toledo market, and gave many musicians their start,” Gentry said. “We hope to carry on her tradition of offering both traditional and innovative new jazz through our program. And we’d be thrilled if we can help the next new artist to find an audience. It would be a great way to continue Rusty’s legacy.”

For more information about Rouge Bistro’s jazz schedule in December, phone 419.824.5890.


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One Response to “Rouge Bistro Presents a Month of Jazz to End 2008”

  1. Chicago Attorney Says:

    Nice to see that jazz is alive and well in Toledo. Also nice to see some club owners taking a change and having jazz as its main choice of music. Used to be that every corner would have a jazz group playing (ok, so I’m dating myself) but those days are history. there are still some good jazz clubs in Chicago but its funny, half the time they are filled with Japanese tourists, not Chicagoans. Go figure. When I get to Toledo, I will check out Rogue’s.

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