The Closing of Mary Jane & The Steady Destruction of Tokyo

Eric Dolphy

NOTE: This article was written at the end of 2018. Six months later it was announced that Milestone, another classic jazz cafe with a long history in Tokyo, would be closing at the end of July, 2019. Sadly, the center of Tokyo continues to lose much of its jazz feeling with Tom, Jazz Room Stick, Milestone and Noise all shutting their doors within one year of each other.

My latest for the Japan Times on the closing of the old jazz cafe Mary Jane.