Storyville (nightclub)

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Storyville was a Boston nightclub and jazz music venue opened by Boston native jazz promoter and producer George Wein in 1950.[1]


Storyville opened in 1950 downstairs in the Hotel Buckminster. It relocated to the Copley Square Hotel in 1953 - this time at street level. In 1959, the club moved to the Bradford Hotel on Tremont St. for one year.[2][3][4]

Present day[edit]

Storyville's Kenmore Square location is now occupied by a Pizzeria Uno restaurant. In September 2011, a new nightclub using the name Storyville opened at the location of the Copley Square Hotel.

For two years, Storyville was located on the ground floor of the Hotel Buckminster in Kenmore Square.


  1. ^ Ron Wynn, ed. (1994), "Venues", All Music Guide to Jazz, M. Erlewine, V. Bogdanov, San Francisco: Miller Freeman, p. 720, ISBN 0-87930-308-5
  2. ^ Boston Hotel Buckminster, "About Us" Archived 2010-10-26 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Boston's Jazz History Archived 2010-05-29 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Meyers, Marc, "Interview: George Wein", 2008 July 23,

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Coordinates: 42°20′54″N 71°04′43″W / 42.3482°N 71.0787°W / 42.3482; -71.0787