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 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…
Good if you like pizza – which we do…
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.
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.
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….
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.
Cheap, cheerful & full of east end character/s.
Increasingly more popular.
Jazz at the Salisbury (in Harringay)
Big Concert hall
If there are any I have missed then get hold of me you pedants and I will get right on it.