Â Venues likeÂ Tuckers’ BluesÂ andÂ The Free Man Cajun Cafe and LoungeÂ have created a dynamic jazz scene in the neighborhood to re-create the jazz culture from the early 1900s.
In this Pegasus News storyÂ – pulled from SMU’s Daily Campus newspaper – the author contends that jazz is returning to Deep Ellum, through the aforementioned two clubs. Other quibbles aside – all of the “jazz” musicians at the beginning of the piece are actually blues musicians; I don’t think Ray Garland is a real person, so she probably means Red Garland, or smushedÂ togetherÂ the album name of the Garland/Ray Bryant collaboration – the inclusion of Tuckers Blues is curious, since it closed in September.
And here’s where the muddied Pegasus News/ Dallas Morning News situationÂ comes in. The DMN wrote in September that the club was closing; shouldn’t its properties know that, too?