Top 10 jazz venues
Our pick for the best jazz in town accompanied by a great mealBy Eva S. Saravina
We have searched around the globe for the hottest spots to enjoy jazz and a savoury meal...
At the birthplace of Jazz we have: The Bombay Club, located in the heart of New Orleans' French Quarter. Known for its great musical selection and its legendary martinis.
The Bombay Club Restaurant & Martini Bistro
830 Conti Street, New Orleans LA
Tel. +1 504 586 0972
Our next location in London, is by far the place to go for serious aficionados. One of the oldest jazz clubs in the world, it has hosted the biggest names in the history of jazz and at the moment.
Ronnie Scott's Jazz
47 Frith Street, Soho W1D 4HT London
Tel. +44(0)20 7439 0747
Moving along in the old continent, we could not help turning to Italy where we must point out two key venues. FIrst AlexanderPlatz, Italy's oldest jazz club. Blue Note Milano, on the other hand has a busy programme packed with top names in the field. We recommend planning and booking in advance.
AlexanderPlatz Jazz Club
Via Ostia 9, Rome
Tel. +39 06 3974 2171
Blue Note Milano
Via Borsieri 37
Tel. +39 02 6901 6888
The city of Barcelona oozes jazz with numerous locations. Our pick, especially on a Thursday night, is Jazz Club at Hotel Casa Fuster. Here you'll enjoy great live music and yummy tapas. Complete dinner menus are also served.
Jazz Club at Hotel Casa Fuster
Passeig De Gràcia 132, Barcelona
Tel. +34 932 553 006
Our next location is by far the best place to go for jazz when in Shanghai. We were pleasantly surprised by their programme and we're sure you will be as well.
Fuxing West Road 46, Shanghai
Tel. +86 21 6431 0269
Hong Kong is a city that has it all including jazz. Here our pick is Dada Bar + Lounge, where you will not only enjoy the music but also great snacks and cocktails. We recommend Dall's Iced Tea.
Dada Bar + Lounge
2/F, The Luxe Manor, 39 Kimberley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel. +852 3763 8778
Over the last years the UAE has become a key location for all jet-setters, with its great entertainment options. Here our pick for top jazz joint is Up on the 10th, which is literally on the tenth floor of the Radisson Blu Hotel with amazing views of the Dubai Creek, fine dining and of course great music.
Up on the 10th
Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek
Tel. +971 4 222 7171
Istanbul is also a hot tourist destination with its Ottoman charm, renowned hospitality and modernity. Here our pick is BeBop.
BeBop Cafe Bar Restaurant Pool
By far the hottest name for jazz in Turkey.
Inside the Marina Res
Tel. +90 256 618 0727
Our last but definitely not least venue is New York's Blues Alley. Described by The New York Times as "the nation's finest jazz and supper club." This is a must on your to-do list on your next trip to the Big Apple, though be sure to book in advance as most concerts are sold out well in advance.
1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington DC
Tel. +1 202 337 4141