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Jazz bars where you can swing in Paris

Jazz bars where you can swing in Paris

Are you a jazz fan? During your stay at the Hotel Royal Cardinal you can enjoy great live performances. Ever since the sound of black America came to France with the G.I.s during the First World War, this style of music has been welcomed here. This is our selection of jazz bars where you can swing late into the night!


The bars of the legendary Rue des Lombards

No discussion of jazz in Paris is complete without mentioning the Rue des Lombards, the famous street in the 1st arrondissement that is home to the capital’s three most famous clubs. This is where you’ll have the opportunity to applaud premières by New York artistes and relish the perfect acoustics. At the Duc des Lombards, the most famous club, you’ll find an intimate setting, a welcoming ambiance and an eclectic and meticulously chosen programme of performances. This internationally acclaimed club has featured the biggest names in jazz, including Ahmad Jamal, David Sanborn, Diane Schuur, Melody Gardot, Jamie Cullum, Aldo Romano, Erik Truffaz and Richard Galliano, to name just a few. (42 Rue des Lombards) The Baiser Salé resonates with tropical accents including bossa nova, Afro-Cuban jazz, fusion jazz and smooth jazz. This club is known as a place to check out rising stars as plenty of top talents got their start here. (58 Rue des Lombards) Next door is the Sunset / Sunside, an essential haunt of jazz buffs for three decades. The two venues have two different vibes, but both offer the finest musicians around. Acoustic and traditional jazz lovers frequent the Sunside. Jazz fusion and electro-jazz fans; the Sunset is for you! (60 Rue des Lombards)


Famous, historic or cult; other jazz bars where live music is king

The history of the Caveau de la Huchette is synonymous with that of Paris. Open every day and all year long, this iconic club invites you to discover a unique facet of Paris and have an immersive experience of Jazz and Swing! Presided over since 1970 by Dany Doriz, vibraphonist and friend of Lionel Hampton, this legendary venue has been a staple of the Parisian music scene since the late 40s and has hosted such great talents as Bill Coleman, Count Basie, Art Blakey, Milt Buckner and Scott Hamilton. (5 Rue de la Huchette, 75005)

Approaching the flyer-covered black doors and austere white tiles of the New Morning, the chances are you’ll not be bowled over. But don’t be fooled by this first impression because, stepping within, you will find yourself in a charming and intimate venue that is among the most welcoming in Paris. Every night, the sounds of jazz, funk, rock, folk and blues delight fans of good music. (7/9 Rue des Petites-Ecuries, 75010)

A Parisian temple of Jazz, the Petit Journal Montparnasse offers more than 280 evenings of live performances throughout the year. This club, which has presented concerts by Claude Nougaro, Michel Petrucciani and Mina Agossi, offers you a change of scenery and a unique and perfectly authentic atmosphere. (13 Rue Commandant René Mouchotte, 75014)



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