The Lenox Lounge New York is a jazz club in Harlem , New York City . It was established in 1939 in art deco built style. The club is divided into two distinct areas: the Bar Room and the so-called Zebra Room, recalls the wall decoration in the pattern of zebras. Is open every day during the Bar Room, the Zebra Room is used primarily for jazz events. The Lenox Lounge was by performances of many famous jazz musicians such as Billie Holiday ,Miles Davis and John Coltrane known. At its regular guests are among others, the writer James Baldwin and Langston Hughes and the political activist Malcolm X have counted. The club fell in the 1960s, but was renovated 1999th Since that time, find daily concerts (under the musical direction of Danny Mixon ), on weekends with internationally known jazz musicians. He served several times as a film location, including for the movie Shaft – Any questions? as well as the television series White Collar (2010) and NYC 22 (2012). Madonna turned here scenes of their Music Videos “Secret”.
In 2012, published reports that the club was threatened with closure because the landlord raised the rent by 100% of $ 10,000 to $ 20,000. The owner, Alvin Reed, then announced the closure of the club at the end of .
The Lenox Lounge was closed on 31 December 2012, which finished in red and gold front and all illuminated letters of the name, according to the building owner dismantled illegally by the operator Alvin Reed. The owner of the name Lenox Lounge and their operators, Alvin Reed, announced its intention to continue to reopen some roads (333 Lenox Avenue) the Lenox Lounch. The new tenant will also the Lenox Lounge continue (under new name) in the old style.