April 2009 Issue
Take a melodic tour of the Glass City.
Live music rocks this cozy club six nights a week in the heart of downtown Toledo. Located in the historic Fort Industry Square Building along the Maumee River, Murphy’s is known for hosting the best of local, regional and national jazz musicians. The dynamic house duo, bassist Clifford Murphy and pianist Claude Black, appear in the event lineup with regular performances for loyal listeners.
On select Mondays throughout the year, The University of Toledo Jazz Ensemble performs hits at Murphy’s. “University of Toledo nights are exciting,” says Suzanne Carroll, owner, operator and host of The Jazz Brunch every Sunday morning from 8 a.m. to noon on radio station 101.5 WRVF-FM in Toledo. “They let us know there is a future to music.” This month, these up-and-coming performers can be seen on April 13 and 27.
Aside from the jazz, fans come for the Cajun cuisine, cool drinks and the ambiance. It’s a great stop for cocktails, dinner and, of course, music.
“[Murphy’s] is ... there for us all the time,” says Carroll, pointing to the popular regional and national acts that the jazz club consistently brings to town.
151 Water St., Toledo 43604, 419/241-7732.
View more of our melodic tour of Toledo in Sweet Music