New Delhi, April 21 -- American jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis once said, "there's so much spirit of integration and democracy in jazz"-and a modest little jazz club in Delhi took that memo seriously, becoming a space which created a whole new culture of democratic musical engagement in the Capital. Three and a half years, thousands of whisky sours and nearly 1,300 shows later, The Piano Man Jazz Club (TPMJC) is all ready for its second venue at Gurugram's 32nd Milestone.

Today, the club's standing is undisputed within the fraternity of artists as well as music lovers and the Gurugram outlet, scheduled to open on 13 May, is primed to set the stage for bigger things.

When the three-storey TPMJC opened its doors to the public in September 2...