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Atlanta, GA
Red Light Café - 553 Amsterdam Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306 (404) 874-7828
Café 290 - 290 Hilderbrand Rd., Atlanta, GA 30328 (404) 256-3942



Ann Arbor, MI

Firefly Club - 637 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 Phone (734) 665-9090


Austin, TX

The Elephant Bar - 315 Congress, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 473-2279


Baltimore, MD

Buddies Pub & Jazz Club - 313 N. Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201 (410) 332-4200
Benny's - 2701 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218 (410) 366-7418

The New Haven - 1552-1554 Havenwood Rd., Baltimore, MD 21218 (410) 366-7418



Boston, MA

Regattabar - 1 Bennett St, Cambridge, MA02138 (617) 876-8742
Scullers - 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, MA (617) 595-5161

Willow Jazz Club - 699 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144 (617) 262-6311



Cedar Grove, NJ

Meadowbrook Inn - Cedar Grove, NJ - (An important swing era ballroom)


Chicago, IL

Segal's Showcase - Blackstone Hotel, 636 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605 (312) 427-4300
Andy's Louge - 11 E. Hubbard, Chicago, IL 606611 (312) 642-6805

The Green Mill - 4802 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL, 60640 (312) 878-5552

The Green Orchid - Bismarck Hotel, 171 W. Randolph, Chicago, IL 60601 (312) 236-0123

Metropole/Fairmount Hotel, 200 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60601 (312) 565-8000

The Bulls - 1916 N. Lincoln Park West, Chicago, IL 60614 (312) 337-3000

Cotton Club - 1710 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60616 (312) 341-9787

Hot House - 1152 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL 60622 (312) 235-2334

The Bob Shop - 1807 Division St., Chicago, IL 60622 (312) 235-3232

Pops for Champagne - 2934 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago, IL 606657 (312) 472-1000



Cincinnati, OH

Blue Wisp - 318 E 8th St Cincinnati, OH 45202 Phone: (513) 241-9477
The Greenwich Tavern - 2442 Gilbert Ave., Cincinnatti, OH 45206 (513) 221-6764


Cleveland, OH

The Boarding House - 11311 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106 (216) 421-8100
The Bop Stop - 1216 W. 6th., Cleveland, OH 44113 (216) 664-6610

Wilbert's Bar & Grill - 1360 W. 9th, Cleveland, OH 44113 (216) 771-2583



Delaware Water Gap, PA

Deer Head Inn - P.O. Box 277, 5 Main St., Delaware water Gap, PA 18327 (717) 424-2000


Denver, CO

El Chapultepec - 1962 Market, Denver, CO 80202 (303) 295-9126


Detroit, MA

Arturo's Jazz Theatre & Restaurant
25333 West 12 Mile Road Southfield, MI 48034 Phone: (248) 357-6009
Baker's Keyboard Lounge
20510 Livernois Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48221 Phone: (313) 345-6300
Bert's Market Place - 2727 Russell St Detroit, MI 48207 Phone: (313) 567-2030
Cliff Bells - 2030 Park Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226 Phone: (313) 961-2543
Firefly Club - 637 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 Phone (734) 665-9090
Serengeti Ballroom - 2957 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202 (313) 832-3010



El Cerrito, CA

Hambone Kelly's - El Cerrito, CA
(Lu Watter's Yerba Buena Jazz band performed here regularly during 1947-50)





Houston, TX

Baich's Bar & Grill - 2016 Main, Houston, TX 77002 (713) 650-8830




Indianapolis, IN

The Jazz Kitchen

The Jazz Kitchen - 5377 North College Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46220 (317) 253-4


Kansas City, MO

The Drum Room - 1020 Westport Rd., Kansas City, MO 64111 (816) 756-3786
Club at Plaza III - 4749 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, MO 64112 (816) 444-6969

Club 427 - 427 Main St., Kansas City, MO 64112 (816) 421-2582



Los Angeles, CA

Catalina Bar & Grill - 1640 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028 (213) 466-2210
The Jazz Bakery - 3233 Helms Ave. (Culver City)., Los Angeles, CA (213) 271-9039

The Jazz Spot - 2138 Hilhurst Avenue, Los Angeles, Ca 90027, (323) 666-8666

The World Stage - 4344 Degnan Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008 (213) 293-2451

Vibrato Grill Jazz - 2930 Beverly Glen Circle., Bel Air, Ca 90077-1724 (310) 474-9400


Louisville, KY

Zena's Café - 122 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 584-3074


Miami and Florida

Pleasure Island - 1675 Buena Vista Drive 450, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 (407) 828-5665
Sapphire Jazz & Blues Club - 54 N. Orange, Orlando, FL 32801 (407) 246-1419

Jazz/Alligator Gumbo Soc. - 3654 NE 19th Ave, Ft.Lauderdale, FL 33308 (954) 563-5390

Van Dykes Café - 846 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, FL 33139 (305) 534-3600



Milwaukee, WI

The Pfister Hotel - 424 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202 (414) 273-8222
Christopher's Jazz Club - 1101 N. Old World Third St., Milwaukee, WI 53203 (414) 271-6368

The Estate - 2423 N. Murray Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53211 (414) 964-9923



Minneapolis / St. Paul, MN

Artist Quarter - 408 St. Peter., Saint Paul, MN (651) 292-1359
Dakota Bar
- 1010 Nicollet • Downtown Minneapolis (612) 332-1010
Café Luxeford - 1101 LaSalle Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403 (612) 332-6800

O'Gara's - 164 N. Snelling, St. Paul, Minneapolis, MN 55403 (612) 333-2762

Jazzville - 9th & Robert, St. Paul, MN 55118 (612) 291-1767



Montclair, NJ

Trumpets - 6 Depot Square, Montclair, NJ 07042 (201) 746-6100


New Orleans, LA

Preservation Hall - 726 St. Peter, New Orleans, LA 70116 (504) 523-8939
Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro - 626 Frenchmen St., New Orleans, LA 70116 (504) 949-0696

Palm Court Jazz Café - 1204 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA 70116 (504)525-0200

Maxwell's Toulouse Cabaret - 615 Toulouse St., New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 5234207

Pete Fountain's Nighclub - Hilton Hotel, 3rd Floor, New Orleans, LA 70140 (504) 523-4375



New Rochelle, NY

Glen Island Casino - New Rochelle, NY
(A breaking ground for swing bands in the 1930s including the Casa Loma Orchestra and Glenn Miller)



New York City, NY

55 Bar - 55 Christopher St. (Seventh Ave. So. / Waverly Place) 212-929-9883
Leni and Mike Stern hold court, also Sweet Georgia Brown and Wayne Krantz. $3 cover and 2 drink min. First Set around 10:00 PM

Village Vanguard - 178 7th Ave South, New York, NY 10014 (212) 255-4037
Sets: Sunday - Thursday 9:30 and 11:30, Friday and Saturday 9:30, 11:30, and 1:30.
Sets: Sunday - Thursday 9:30 and 11:30, Friday and Saturday 9:30, 11:30, and 1:30.

Monday nights, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, established by Thad Jones and Mel Lewis over 33 years ago continues their big band tradition. Sunday - Thursday: $25.00 at the door (includes $15.00 admission plus a $10.00 drink minimum). On Friday and Saturday: $30.00 at the door (includes $20.00 admission plus a $10.00 drink minimum). The Vanguard opened its doors in 1935 and is the archetypal Greenwich Village jazz club which has the right vibes and an excellent booking policy. Catch pianist Tommy Flanagan here for a perfect jazz night out.



Blue Note
Blue Note - 131 W. 3rd St., New York, NY 10012 (212) 475-0049

Opened in 1981, the Blue Note is arguably the world's most popular jazz club. World renown talent take the stage for six day runs, with Mondays usually reserved for excellent local talent. Two sets are 9:00 and 11:30. Prices are $35 for table reservations + minimum, or $25 cover at the bar. There is $5.00 cover charge for the Friday and Saturday late night jam sessions. Sunday brunch served Noon - 4 PM. Show times at 12:30 PM and 2:30 PM.

Birdland - 2745 Broadway, New York, NY 10025 (212) 581-3080
All show times: 9:00 and 11:00 P.M. Music charge varies, $20-35. There is a $10 food/drink minimum per person at the tables. At the bar, the music charge includes one drink. Sundays belong to Chico O'Farrill’s Afro-Cuban Jazz Big Band, Mondays have been reserved for the Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra featuring Lew Tabackin, and Wednesdays typically go to The Famous Duke Ellington Orchestra directed by Paul Mercer Ellington with early sets at 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. going to David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Centennial Band. From Thursday - Saturday expect the best in local and internationally touring artists. All will enjoy the excellent sight lines to the stage

Detour - 349 East 13th Street, New York (212) 533-6212
Sun. - Thurs.: Music starts at 9:00. Fri. - Sat: Music starts at 9:30. No cover and no minimum. Detour is the place to go in the East Village to catch Matt Wilson and John Funkhouser for free on their way up. They are among the less known talent gigging at this inconspicuous diamond in the rough. Talk loudly or listen closely, all are welcome


Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
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For phone reservations please call: (212) 258-9595
A Little Dizzy Atmosphere...
Recently at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, visitors have included Tony Bennett who called the club "the best jazz room in this city." The club was recently visited by Phil Collins and his date Channel 2 CBS Anchor Dana Tyler, who raved about the food, the vibe and the music! Other clubbers included the MET's Peter Gelb with Kathleen Battle, and Dizzy's regular Laurence Fishburne. Creed Taylor, from the great jazz record label CTI, also came by for a book signing. -
"Every once in a while, something truly wonderful happens in New York City. Right now, that something wonderful is Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola."- Bill Charlap .

Fez Under the Café - 380 Lafayette St., New York, NY 10003 (212) 533-2680
Every Thursday Night: Mingus Big Band. Doors Open at 8:30 & 11 pm with sets at 9:30 & 11:30. Cover: $18. Late show is $10 for students with valid ID. Mingus Big Band features the bad boys of New York's big band players.

Five Spot - 4 W. 31st St., New York, NY 10001 (212) 631-0100

Iridium Room - 44 W. 63rd St., New York, NY 10023 (212) 582-2121
Top internationally known artists play six day runs, and Les Paul Trio every Monday. Sets: Mon. - Thurs. 8:45 and 10:45. Fri. & Sat 3rd Set at Midnight. Minimum cover charge: $20.00. $10.00 Drink Min.

Internet Café - 82 East 3rd Street, New York (212) 614-0747
Set times: Friday & Saturday night sets are at 10 & 11:30 pm; all other nights sets are at 9:30 & 11 pm. The cover remains $5, with no minimum. The most unpretentious and informal straight ahead jazz cafe perhaps in the world.

Knitting Factory - 74, Leonard St., New York, NY 10013 (212) 219-3006
This is the granddaddy long legs of "downtown jazz" venues -- featuring a genre bending blend of envelope pushing and utterly deserving acts on several intimate stages throughout the deceptively vast complex. There are too many shows to mention so just go to their web site calendar or call them directly to attain schedule and ticket information.

Nuyorican Poets Cafe - 236 E. 3rd St. (between Aves. B and C)., New York


Smalls
Smalls - 183 W. 10th St, New York 10014 (212) 929-7565

Open: 10 pm - 8 am. Smalls has at least 3 bands nightly. 10 hrs. of jazz on weekdays, 12 hrs of jazz on friday, saturday and sunday. Cover just $10. Stay as long as you like. Self serve free non-alcoholic beverages at the bar or bring your own. Early bird free show on Saturdays at 7:30. (The hours and location are changing shortly, so call them first. And expect a line, this club is hot). Keep an eye out for regular, Myron Walden.
mailto:webmaster@smallsjazz.com

Smoke - 2751 Broadway, New York (212) 864-6662
Picking up where Augie's (its forerunner) left off, Smoke has developed into a hip and casually swank jazz joint with the chops and personalities to recommend it to serious fans of NY jazz. Sets at 9, 11, 12:30. Bar closes at 4:00. $10 drink tickets serve as the cover charge. A Monday night jam session encourages vocalists to step up. .

Sweet Basil - 88 7th Ave South, New York, NY 10014 (212) 242-1785

Swing 46 - 349 W. 46th Street (8th / 9th Aves.), 212-262-9554
Swing dance & supper club. Featuring Live Bands - Swing & Jump Blues 7 Nights a week. Each night there is a dance lesson at 9:15 pm followed by a live swing band. Sunday - Wednesday the ticket price is $7. Thursday - Saturday it's $12. Suggested dress code - no jeans or sneakers and Jackets are not required. Sundays have featured early evening tap classes: Legendary hoofer, Buster Brown's "Crazy Tap Jam," 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

The Jazz Lounge at 69 Wall Street - 69 Wall Street, Huntington, NY - (631) 385-7084

The Jazz Standard - 116 East 27th Street, New York (212) 576-2232
A finely appointed basement club with 130 seats featuring straight ahead jazz artists. Sets at 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. weekdays; 8:00, 10:30 and midnight on Fridays and Saturdays; and 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. on Sundays. COVER: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Sunday $18 + $10 min. Student discount: half price cover on the second set, if not sold out. Friday and Saturday $25 + $10 min. Student discount: half price cover on the midnight set, if not sold out. A street level lounge and restaurant, 27 Standard, also features jazz at with no cover charge, nightly.

Tonic -107 Norfolk St bet Delancey and Rivington, 212-358-7503
Sets vary beginning either 8:00 or 10:00 for $10. A midnight show might cost $5. Happily, no pretensions past those usually associated with the avant-garde. Down below there can be found a dj spinning in the Subtonic Lounge Thurs.- Sats. Sunday brunch features the klezmer band of the week. This is the one club to visit if you want to mix an earthy community vibe with a good night of esoteric sounds.

Torch - 137 Ludlow St. (Stanton / Rivington Sts.), 212-228-5151
Come for dinner or drinks. No cover. Stylish dress is encouraged by this trendy hideaway with a penchant for charismatic vocalists who hope to put you in mind of a time long ago and far away. Open Sun - Thurs. from 6:00 P.M. - 2:00 A.M.; and on the weekend till 4:00 A.M. Chet Bakerish, Todd Londigan will impress you with his tap shoes, when he's not on tour with The Flying Neutrinos.

UpOver Jazzclub - 351 Flatbush Avenue, near 7th Avenue in Brooklyn.

Visiones - 125 MacDougall St., New York, NY 10012 (212) 673-5576

Zinc Bar - 90 West Houston Street, New York (212) 477-8337
Open 7 days 6 P.M. - 3:30 A.M. on weeknights, and till 4 A.M. on weekends. $5 cover and a one drink min. Weekly theme nights dominate the schedule. Monday showcases the guitar trio of Ron Affif at 8:00 and 9:00. Featured bands play 3 sets Mon. -Thurs. at 10:30, 12, and 2:00. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are jazz nights, while Thursdays are Latin, Fridays are African and Saturdays are Brazilian Bossa Nova. Fri. and Sat. the first set starts at 11. Sundays bring poetry readings at 6:30. And Brazilian Samba groups into the night. A lounge exists in back for your smoky comfort.
Zinno - 126 West 13, New York (212) 924-5182


Philadelphia, PA

Chris' Jazz Cafe - 1421 Sansom St., Philadelphia. PA (215) 568 3131
Ortlieb's Jazz Haus - 847 N. 3rd St., Philadelphia, PA 19123 (212) 922-1035

Morgan's - 17 E. Price St., Philadelphia, PA 19144 (215) 844-6067

JJ's Grotto - 27 South 21st, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (215) 988-9255

Zoot Bistro - 126 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106 (215) 925-6220

Zanzibar Blue - 301-305 S. 11th St., Philadelphia, PA 19107 (215) 829-1990



Phoenix, AZ

All That Jazz - 333 E. Jefferson, Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 256-1437
Orbit Café - Central & Camelback, Phoenix, AZ 85012 (602) 265-2354

Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85014 (602) 256-4842

Timothy's - 6335 N. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ 85016 (602) 277-7634



Pittsburgh, PA

Stolen Moments - 3239 Brighton Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 (412) 766-4770
The Shadyside Balcony - 5520 Walnut St., Pittsburgh, PA 15232 (412) 687-0110



Portland, OR

Atwater's - 111 SW 5th Ave., Portland, OR 97209 (503) 222-6077
Boulevard Café - 7958 SW Barbur Blvd., Portland, OR 97219 (503) 245-9954

Brasserie Montmartre - 626 SW Park St., Portland, OR 97223 (503) 224-5552



San Antonio, TX

The Landing - Hyatt Regency Hotel, 123 Losoya (River Walk), San Antonio, TX 210-223-7266


San Francisco / Oakland / Bay Area, CA

Great American Music Hall - 859 O'Farrell St., San Francisco, CA 94109 (415) 885-0750
Rasselas Jazz Club - 2801 Divisadero, San Francisco, CA 94102 (415) 567-5010

DNA Lounge - 375 11th St., San Francisco, CA 94103 (415) 626-1409

Eleven Ristorante & Jazz Bar - 374 11th St., San Francisco, CA 94103 (415) 431-3337

Kimball's East - 5800 Shellmound St., Emeryville, CA 94608 (510) 658-2555

Yoshi's - 6030 Claremount Ave., Oakland, CA 94618 (510) 652-9200

Beach Dance - Miramar Beach, Half Moon Bay, El Granada, CA 94018 (415) 726-4143

Kuumbwa Jazz Center - 320-2 Cedar St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (408) 427-2227



Seattle, WA

Jazz Alley - 2033 6th Ave., Seattle, WA 98121 (206) 441-9729
Salute in Citta - 612 Stewart St., Seattle, WA 98101 (206) 728-1613

The Backstage - 2208 NW Market St., Seattle, WA 98107 (206) 789-1184

New Orleans Creole Restaurant - 114 First Ave South, Seattle, WA 98104 (206) 622-2563



St. Louis, MO

Arcadia Ballroom - St. Louis, MO
(In the 1920s and early '30s it hosted the Arcadian Serenaders, Frankie Trumbauer's short-lived band and Charlie Creath among others)



Toledo, OH

Rusty's Jazz Café - 220 Tedrow, Toledo, OH 43614 (419) 381-9194


Washington D.C.

Blues Alley - 1073 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20007 (202) 337-4141
Twins Lounge - 5516 Colorado Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20011 (202) 882-2523

Takoma Station Tavern - 6914 4th St., NW, Washington, DC 20012 (202) 829-1999

One Step Down - 2517 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20037 (202) 955-7141




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