The Blue Bird Inn
Formerly an African-American owned Jazz club located at 5021 Tireman, the Blue Bird Inn was the spot for hot local jazz as well as world-famous musicians to play. The house band included a changing roster of who's-who including Art Maridigan, Abe Woodly, Phil Hill, Wardell Gray, Tate Houston, Pepper Adams, Sony Stitt, Admad Jamal and Frank Foster. Drummer Elvin Jones, Charlie Parker and even Miles Davis are said to have made The Blue Bird their club of choice to play at. Thad Jones’ “5021,” and Tommy Flannigan’s “Beyond the Bluebird" were both recorded in commemoration of The Blue Bird. The building has been vacant for nearly a decade.