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Open mic nights at the Crazy Coqs (Brasserie Zédel) every Thursday at 22:30, are hosted by American jazz-cabaret singer Harold Sanditen.   The origins of cabaret from Le Chat Noir, Montmartre 1881, are nowhere more discernible than at open mic nights, where artists, writers, authors, composers, musicians and performers share new music, songs, ideas and compositions. The café concert of Le Chat Noir formulated cabaret: No pretence of the fourth wall, no separation between audience and performers, and precisely that is the premise at the Crazy Coqs open mic. Performers – professional and other, known and unknown, have the opportunity to try new material in front of a very forgiving audience, consisting mainly of fellow performers. Generous host Harold Sanditen curates the night by asking performers in advance what songs they will sing. He is astutely pro-promotion, and pleasantly offers each performer the opportunity to promote their work after their song – whether they want to or […]