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Aptly-named saxophonist Bill Saxton hosts his own blues club, known as Bill’s Place, as a throwback to the weekend speakeasy era of days gone by. Found smack in the middle of what used to be Swing Street, the bar sits along a wide row of former jazz and blues clubs on 133rd Street. During the Prohibition era, the street was notorious for its famous clientele, strong drinks and life-changing musical performances. Bill’s is a BYOB homage to this long-forgotten part of Harlem’s history, though the club now is much more a modest parlor that takes up the ground floor of a typical swing street brownstone. Doors open at 8:30 p.m., and Saxton himself leads the Harlem All Stars is a rousing night of music.