Smalls Jazz Club
Smalls Jazz Club183 West 10th Street, New York, NY, USA
Former Navy submariner, Mitchell Borden opened Smalls Jazz Club in 1994. A jazz violinist himself, Borden wanted to carve out a space in lower Manhattan where jazz music and jazz culture could blossom. Some proceeds of the small 60-seat venue, with its low ceilings and close quarters, support struggling and emerging musicians with gestures ranging from direct financial aid to settlement visa assistance.