Katonah Connect: Why did you decide to open a jazz club in Mt. Kisco?
Shaul Dover: It’s been a dream of mine for the past 20 years, even before I opened my music studio. I used to joke with my brother-in-law about opening a panini sandwich place. We’d talk about it, dream about it, laugh about it, but it was always very real for me. The idea of hosting people was very attractive to me. Then, when I get involved in the music business, it gave me an artistic outlet, but that dream then became a necessity. It was not something that I just wanted to do; it became something I needed to do.
KC: You needed to open a jazz club? In Mt. Kisco?
SD: Yes. I couldn’t sleep at night unless I could find a way to make my vision a reality. Thanks to the music business, I got very involved in lighting and projections. But I really needed to find a way to express my creativity. At Jazz on Main, I designed all the lighting and wall projections. I’m projecting images directly onto the acoustic tiles and even on to the tables. I had this vision in my head, and I had to get it out.