In 1926 a little jazz club was opened in the basement of a drugstore located at 11th and U St. called Club Caverns. Club Caverns soon became famous for their floor and variety shows. Washington's elite would come in droves dressed in their most formal attire, to be entertained by the likes of Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway.
In the 1950's Club Caverns soon became known as Crystal Caverns. The club would operate successfully, but it would reach its zenith p...[more]