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London Jazz Club List & Review

Jazz Nights in London

From Jazz in the Park to Jazz after Dark. this is the must have list & review for pretty much all of London’s jazz venues. I have personally been to most, so will be reviewing my personal favourites. So if you are the type of hipster that prefers the more intimate setting, or the swinger that likes the buzz of the crowd, then we got you covered…read on jazzmo’s

SEVEN-NIGHT A WEEK JAZZ VENUES

The Bull’s Head

The Bulls head in Barnes is one of the best kept secrets for those looking for a no-frills, authentic experience. Favoured by the musicians that play there, it has become a central meeting point for some of the worlds best and more esoteric players. Don’t expect a grandiose setting, but do expect the unexpected. You never know who will walk through the door next…

Pizza Express, Dean St

Good if you like pizza – which we do…

The Vortex

vortex jazz club

THE VORTEX

Loved this place for years when it was the big venue on Stoke Newington Church street. The new venue is cool enough though, a different flavour but still host to some fantastic acts.The venue is also available for private hire. PA system and fully licensed bar included. Ideal for parties, corporate functions, rehearsals and concerts.

 

 

 

ronnie-scotts jazz club

RONNIES

Ronnie Scott’s

It’s pedigree speaks for itself, without doubt the most famous of London Jazz clubs. I have been privvy to some headline acts there downstairs, but also upstairs in the lounge makes for a less formal affair with the band place in front of the bar. no stage. It is great, but what you might expect from a west end venue – bit schintz and a bit pricey.

 

 

606 jazz club

606

606 Club

My personal favourite. Been a member for as long as I can remember. Founded by the late Steve Ruby, this club has everything I expect from a premiere club. The outside is non-descript, I have walked past the entrance a 100 times. When you do find it, there is a cage door with a buzzer leading down a stone stairwell into the cellar, reminiscent of an American speakeasy. Inside is a beautiful intimate club with bar and restaurant. These guys want you to have a good time, but won’t appreciate mobile phones and loud talking. It’s not for a major celebration….

OTHER VENUES

Barbican Centre   (Concert hall vibes – good acoustics)

Bexley Jazz Club

Boisdale (Belgravia, Bishopsgate, Canary Wharf)

Pricey Scottish themed affair, not always able to see the band. Poncey staff who look at you funny when you don’t order the foie gras.

Cadogan Hall

Charlie Wright’s

Cheap, cheerful & full of east end character/s.

Crazy Coqs at Brasserie Zedel W1

Dover Street Restaurant

East Side Jazz

E17 Jazz

Increasingly more popular.

The Forge

The Green Man

Harri’s Jazz

Hideaway

Jazz at the Con Cellar

Jazz at Hugo’s

Jazz After Dark

Jazz at the Ent Shed, Bedford

Jazz at the Oxford

Jazz at the Salisbury (in Harringay)

Jazz in the Mirrow

Loop Collective, Kentish Town

Karamel in N22

Kings Place

Lower Ground Bar NW6

Musicians’ Company Jazz

National Theatre Foyer

Oliver’s Music Bar, Greenwich

Omnibus Clapham Common North Side

The Spice of Life

Twickenham Jazz Club

Great!

Waterline

Way Out West

South Bank Centre

Big Concert hall

St James Studio

WM Jazz at the O2

Ziggys Club in Enfield

 

 

If there are any I have missed then get hold of me you pedants and I will get right on it.

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