Old jazz gets a new home in Hanoi

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Quyen Van Minh plays a tune at his jazz club, with a picture of him together with legendary saxophonist Wayne Shorter in the background.

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(Press photo)

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    Quyen Van Minh plays a tune at his jazz club, with a picture of him together with legendary saxophonist Wayne Shorter in the background.

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    (Press photo)

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    Quyen Van Minh and his son Quyen Thien Dac on the cover of their 2008 album, "Father, Son and Jazz."

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    (Album cover photo)

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    Quyen Van Minh poses with his trademark cigarette holder for a press photo. Minh has been learning and playing jazz in Vietnam since he was 12 years old.

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    (Press photograph)

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    The cover of Quyen Van Minh and his son Quyen Thien Dac's 2008 album, "Father, Son and Jazz."

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    (From promotional poster)

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    The old building of Minh's Jazz Club on Luong Van Can street, now shuttered and boarded.

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    Brendan Gibbons

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    Locals eat pho (traditional noodle soup) outside of Minh's new location, 32 Ma May street. Minh says his new club will open sometime in August.

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    Brendan Gibbons