NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Les Lieber has been performing with the Jazz at Noon band every Friday for 47 years.

WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman On The Story

In 1965, Lieber got a few businessmen together for a little jazz at noon.

“A lot of prominent doctors, terrific lawyers,” he said.

It was a throwback then and it’s still going strong now.

“It would be normal for me to bow out at the age of 100,” he said.

But Lieber is not normal. He speaks slowly, but his fingers still fly. He turned 100 on Friday.

“I don’t want to give up one of the few places in New York where you can rely on jazz,” he told WCBS 880 reporter Alex Silverman.

He’s still doing his part to keep jazz very much alive.

“Stake my life on that,” he said.

Jazz at Noon takes place at the The Players club at 18 Gramercy Park South. For more information, visit

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