Stories from Nicks: Honeymooning

My wife and I spent our 5-day honeymoon in NYC and spent virtually every evening at Nick's (also spent some time at Condon's, but Nick's was my favorite). Somewhere, I still have the customized match books with our pictures taken by the cigarette girl, and some other "marketing materials."

Over the years, I saw a lot of the greatest jazz players there, that to this day, 50 years later, I remember vividly. I even copied the Nick's style in some of my earliest arrangements (Remember "Just Hot"?).

Ed Metz

Ed Metz Sr. is the leader of the Bob Crosby Bob Cats. He lives in PA and FL.