Lennie Sogoloff

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Lennie Sogoloff
Occupation music club owner
Spouse(s) Barbara Anne Raby
Children Leanne Desjardins, Karen Gilman, Adam Sogoloff

Lennie Sogoloff was a music club owner and jazz aficionado who owned and ran Lennie's on the Turnpike, a jazz club located on Route One North in Peabody, Massachusetts, from the mid-1950s to 1972.[1]

Sogoloff presented initially only a jukebox with jazz music on before blues and jazz musicians presented live from 1963.[2] Jay Leno opened for the musical acts from January 1972 to September 1972. Live musical acts included Duke Ellington, Buddy Rich, Kris Kristofferson, Miles Davis, Dizzie Gillespie, and Stan Kenton.[3]

Sogoloff bequeathed his collection of memorabilia to Salem State University, including a number of photos.[4] [5]


  1. ^ McCabe, Kathy. "Leno to honor his earliest booster". Boston.com. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Monson, Ingrid (1997). Saying Something: Jazz Improvisation and Interaction. Chicago. p. 226. 
  3. ^ Brown, Kerry. "Lennies on the Turnpike". Marblehead Magazine. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Lennies on the Turnpike Photo Archive". Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  5. ^ Ramsey, Doug. "Lennie Sogoloff Still Presents". Rifftides. Retrieved 9 April 2014.