History

 

In 1968 Henry Yaffe hired a local music teacher, Roberta Flack to sing in the pub. "She told me that if I could give her work three night a week, she could quit teaching." Ms. Flack's hit songs included:" The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face."

Mr. Henry "..constructed an upstairs performance area especially for her, with its unforgettable church pew seating. People like Burt Bacharach, Al Hibbler, Carmen McRae, Kim Stanley, Eddie Harris, Woody Allen, Bill Cosby, Ramsey Lewis, and Johnny Mathis were in regular attendance, to name but a few. She would often share her stage and her piano stool with them, and even found herself playing with Liberace one night!"(source Roberta Flack's Website)

Yaffe also was a concert promoter and once brought Miles Davis to DAR-Constitution Hall.

 









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