More bad news I'm afraid. I was in Covent Garden this week and found that Octave has closed down. That's one less decent central London bar and one less venue where you can go to hear live jazz.
According to their website though, they do plan to reopen elsewhere at some point:
"Octave Jazz Bar & Restaurant in Covent Garden opened its doors for the final time on Saturday 11th July 2009. However this isn't the last you heard of Octave - The management are currently looking for larger premises and hope to re-open the in the very near future."
Octave's General Manager, Brendan Lucey, is quoted as saying:
"We would like to thank our loyal customers and musicians who have been supporting our establishment for the past five years. Our 3-tiered approach of live jazz, cocktails and fine food proved very popular and we are looking to relocate to larger premises."