Calgary’s only jazz club is hanging on by a thread to keep its doors open.

Beat Niq Jazz & Social Club has been open for 12 years, but artistic director Gerry Hebert said revenue has been decreasing over the last nine months, even though the number of patrons coming is still good.

“The doors were almost closing in July,” said Hebert.

As the only club in Calgary to feature weekly live jazz music, Hebert would like to see the club stay open.

To try to save Beat Niq, a membership campaign has been started to see how many people are willing to support the club. A gala will also be held Sept. 10-12.

“The hope is to build a financial reserve, first to pay some bills that are due and to give us some cushion.”
The deadline for the club to raise enough money to stay open is Sept. 15, said Hebert. For more information visit

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