Running Out of Steamers: After Sale, Fullerton Jazz Club Closes Its Doors Thursday Night

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Steamers Closing Night

Terence Love’s iconic Fullerton Jazz Club, Steamers, will close its doors for the last time tomorrow night (July 30) after a five-hour jam session.  He has posted the news on Facebook:

Steamers Jazz Club has been sold and is closing its doors. The final night is Thursday July 30th. I’m co-hosting the All-Star Jam Session with Tony Guerrero. ALL alumni musicians and vocalists are invited to come, bring their instruments, and say goodbye to our home club. Reservations MUST be made by calling 714-871-8800. All other inquires (how you can be more involved, or contribute to thank you gifts, decorations, memorials, etc…) please email SteamersFinalNight@gmail.com

This will be a farewell party like no other. Join us as we say goodbye in true jazz form. The house band that final evening will include: Mark S Massey – Piano Peter Buck – Drums Edmund Velasco – Saxophone Tony Guerrero – Trumpet Chris Williams – Vocals

We don’t know what venue will replace Steamers — whether it will be a jazz club, a music venue of any kind, or maybe just another college-kid-oriented bar — but we can say this: people generally didn’t drive from Los Angeles to Fullerton to go to most of the establishments in Fullerton Downtown.  But they did make appointments with friends to come see shows at Steamers.  However profitable the business ultimately was, it made an impact even beyond the Orange Curtain.  It closes down this week with a proud legacy, even if one now confined to memories.

If you want to reserve a ticket for a whopping $10 entry fee, you’ll find the instructions above.  Your memories of the joint — and thoughts about this change to OC’s music scene — are welcome below.


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