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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Coda Jazz Supper Club to Close Jan. 1

Posted By on Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 8:31 AM

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It's official folks: Coda Jazz Supper Club at Mission and Duboce is closing for good on Jan. 1, 2011.

This sad news follows our report last week that the Triple Crown, a DJ-friendly bar at Market and Octavia, will also shut down operations after its New Year's Eve party.

We'll have more details for you on Coda's closure later today, but, in a statement, owner Bruce Hanson said the live music club/restaurant was felled by today's tough business environment.

"Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, the challenges of our economy proved too strong," Hanson said. "It breaks our hearts to close."

Similar to Yoshi's in the Fillmore, Coda functioned as both a jazz club and restaurant, serving high-end food and booking mostly local jazz groups.

We'll remember it as host to UnderCover's first event, a performance of the Velvet Underground and Nico's first album, which we were able to emcee. Hanson's statement said that event drew more than 400 people, along with high-profile musicians Liz Phair and Stephan Jenkins. The owner also recalled the time Stevie Wonder stopped by Coda to jam.

The club's final event will be its New Year's Eve party, featuring Ray Charles tribute Rayband and local jazz outfit 8 Legged Monster.

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