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Jazz at the Bull's Head pub in Barnes, west London will continue as the threat of closure has been lifted following a change of heart by the pub's owners. London brewers Young's are to spend £64,000 on soundproofing the music room. A local resident had complained about noise, as reported on www.jazzwise.com last year. After consultations with the local council, the brewer, and the Bull's Head promoter Dan Fleming an agreement was reached arbitrated by the support body Jazz Development Trust. For almost half a century the Bull's Head has been a haven to the London jazz scene, and assisted in the promotion and development of aspiring talented musicians. Legends such as Coleman Hawkins, Stan Tracey and Humphrey Lyttelton have all played there.
Report: Lucie Greene