1901 14th St NW

Club Bali hosted some of the greatest performers of the jazz era, including Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington. Louis Jordan, Charlie Parker, Billie Holiday and others. Explore these images from the George Washington University Library's Special Collections and the Library of Congress, as well as an excerpt from Abdur-Rahim Muhammad's oral history, conducted by Saaret Yoseph, relating to the Club.

Ad for Billie Holiday performing at Club Bali
Ad for Billie Holiday performing at Club Bali

Ad for Billie Holiday performing at Club Bali, reproduced in Henry Whitehead et al, Remembering U Street: A Pictorial Reminiscence, souvenir from the 1994 U Street Festival. Courtesy of George Washington University’s Special Collections.

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Ad for Louis Jordan performing at Club Bali
Ad for Louis Jordan performing at Club Bali

Ad for Louis Jordan performing at Club Bali, reproduced in Henry Whitehead et al, Remembering U Street: A Pictorial Reminiscence, souvenir from the 1994 U Street Festival. Courtesy of George Washington University’s Special Collections.

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Ad for Dinah Washington performing at Club Bali
Ad for Dinah Washington performing at Club Bali

Ad for Dinah Washington performing at Club Bali, reproduced in Henry Whitehead et al, Remembering U Street: A Pictorial Reminiscence, souvenir from the 1994 U Street Festival. Courtesy of George Washington University’s Special Collections.

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Ad for Billie Holiday performing at Club Bali
Ad for Billie Holiday performing at Club Bali

Ad for Billie Holiday performing at Club Bali, reproduced in Henry Whitehead et al, Remembering U Street: A Pictorial Reminiscence, souvenir from the 1994 U Street Festival. Courtesy of George Washington University’s Special Collections.

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