For the opening of Rick’s a figure in the world of “Piano Bar”, Lennie Bluett, was invited from Hollywood to play the piano and animate the first evenings and participate in the birth of the legend. Lennie’s mother Mae was Humphrey Bogart’s cook, and as 21 year old Lennie was starting out in the music business in 1941, Humphrey Bogart insisted he try out for the part of Sam. Lennie lost the part being too young, and had to wait 62 years for a second chance.
Lennie left us on the 1st of January this year, he would have been 97 on the 21st.
Rick's Café will be hosting a Jazz performance to honor this great American singer and pianist.