We see that Jazz at Pearl's--singer Kim Nalley's nightclub devoted to the dead sound of jazz, noted by both the Chron and the New York Times as one the best blues venues--is closing. Again. (It closed shop four years ago only to re-open later...and then close again.)

Miss Nalley is a sweet songstress, and the club was a comfy and quiet place to go on a cold weeknight, so this is sad news for the SF nightlife scene. Her letter about the news, which we found over at All Shook Down, is equally depressing:


It has become clear that despite my best efforts I will be unable to gain sole ownership of Pearl's and the lease. Jazz at Pearl's will close at the end of April.

While it is in human nature to blame someone or something for this tragedy, I would prefer to direct everyone's attention instead to the wonderful run that we have had, the staff of Jazz at Pearl's whose hard work and loyalty helped keep the club doors open, the great musicians and patrons that have stepped through the door and everyone that helped make this venue wonderful.