According to Brooklyn Paper, an OG New York jazz musician is opening a new jazz spot in Park Slope this month. Michael Brovkine’s Made in New York Jazz Cafe & Bar will replace the Uzbek eatery Nargis Bar and Grill at 155 Fifth Ave. between Lincoln Place and St. Johns Place with his jazz cafe and bar. The new opening is an effort to revive what Brovkine calls “Brooklyn’s ailing Jazz scene.”
“My music started in Brooklyn. Lots of friends, gigs, the most talented artists I met, all happened in Brooklyn,” Brovkine told the Paper. “I feel that nowadays — especially in Park Slope — that has changed drastically for the past couple of years, and there are a lot of undiscovered opportunities.”
He’s been working on the jazz bar concept for over two years. The space will be able to hold about 70 people and will feature a seasonal garden perfect for late summer evenings. Musicians of all backgrounds and ages will play sets from Thursday to Sunday.