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yossarian
Dec 29 2015
at 6:28 PM
I want to write a short guide to jazz clubs in Europe. I don’t want to include really big, expensive ones, but the ones that put the music before the dinner. Any suggestions? Has anyone been to Herr Nilsen in Oslo, Stampen in Stockholm or any in Copenhagen? I really like Cafe Alto in Amsterdam but have never been to a club in Belgium or eastern Europe (suspect Krakow, Budapest, Prague might have some good ones). I don’t want to include rock clubs that occasionally have a bit of jazz or soul. Thanks, hope some of you have some suggestions...
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yossarian
Feb 06 2016
at 4:25 AM
Bookmark and Share Thanks Antonete - I missed some great clubs in Amserdam and Brussels but hey, only had words for 10!
Antoñete
Feb 02 2016
at 4:08 PM
Bookmark and Share Very nice Yossarian! I’ll have your article in mind whenever I travel to some of these cities.
yossarian
Feb 02 2016
at 4:53 AM
Bookmark and Share Here’s the article. Thanks for you help everyone, a collaborative exercise... of course there are many more great jazz clubs in Europe than just these, many, many more. Please go online if you feel like it and add your own suggestions. http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2016/feb/02/10-best-jazz-clubs-europe-paris-berlin-madrid-prague
yossarian
Jan 25 2016
at 5:39 PM
Bookmark and Share Hi Tiny... great tip on Hot Clube in Lisbon, had that one verified. Lausanne sounds great but too late now, full up! cheers
tiny_tim
Jan 21 2016
at 3:47 PM
Bookmark and Share Yossarian, in Lausanne, Switzerland is a fine jazz club...’Chorus’. Run by a real passionate jazzer....underground club with low vaulted ceiling and the vibe....seen many a good gig there.....
tiny_tim
Jan 16 2016
at 11:01 PM
Bookmark and Share Yossarian, it was musically written scores on sheet music in notes. 3 people were with him with their scores, in that little back garden behind the club.
yossarian
Jan 15 2016
at 4:09 PM
Bookmark and Share Thanks Tiny Tim and Antonete, I’ll look into those two. When you see Pat was reading people’s compositions, what do you mean exactly? Music notation?
tiny_tim
Jan 12 2016
at 4:58 AM
Bookmark and Share Yes Antonete, it is the coolest night I have experienced in my jazz gig lifetime, that encounter at Hot Clube with Pat for the first time (and he was literally reading peoples compositions!), and accompanying Antonio to it from the Coliseau with a couple other musos (lovely classical musicians, one a first timer to a jazz gig!). Plus the gig too. Magical moments I am sure you would have dug.
Antoñete
Jan 11 2016
at 12:35 PM
Bookmark and Share tiny_tim, I traveld from Madrid to attend that Gig at the Coliseo dos Recreios, too bad I didn’t know back then about the existence ot the Hot Club! In Madrid there were a few nice Jazz Clubs. The most legendary is the Whisky Jazz Club who closed out in his two incarnations. Here is the obituary: (http://elpais.com/diario/1995/07/13/madrid/805634672_850215.html). Nowadays the best ones are Café Central, which was supposed to close a year ago due to new rent laws, but somehow has managed to stay open (http://www.cafecentralmadrid.com) and Clamores which established in 1979 is the oldest one in action.
tiny_tim
Jan 11 2016
at 10:56 AM
Bookmark and Share Yossarian, a second club on the Iberian Peninsula I enjoyed visiting when I was coming to Spain for my projects, was ’Cafe Centrale’ in Madrid. Authentic art deco building, artists in residence for a week, and like Hot Clube everyone in there attending knew why they were there...for the music and all important "vibe". Quiet talk between sets and the lips were zipped when the artists played. Magic.
tiny_tim
Jan 11 2016
at 2:19 AM
Bookmark and Share Yossarian, add Hot Clube to your list. I was a regular visitor when I was in Lisbon for the day job, and it was magical and mythic with a long history, a real basement jazz club with low ceiling and true "vibe"; first place the jazzers went to when they got off the boat. This is where I met Pat face to face for the first time after their SON gig at the Coliseu. Amazing story behind that includied escorting Antonio to it as he was unfamiliar with Lisbon (first time he gigged there). Pat was reading people’s compositions in the little back garden, post gig! Unfortunately it burned down in a fire in Dec 2009 and I haven’t had a chance to visit the new establishment a couple doors down.
ulrichspiegel
Jan 04 2016
at 1:18 AM
Bookmark and Share You will a more comprehensive list here: http://www.real-live-jazz.de/jazz-in-koeln.html.
yossarian
Jan 02 2016
at 5:35 AM
Bookmark and Share Thanks Ulrich, I’ll look in to Loft. Their website looks good
ulrichspiegel
Dec 31 2015
at 12:31 PM
Bookmark and Share There are several fine venues in Cologne: Stadtgarten is a nice place to have both food and beverage and music - preferably new jazz, another place is Subway which comes closest to a traditional jazz club. But my personal favorite is Loft a very intimate room where you can have a chat with musicians. This location is often booked for recordings and the "living-room" for many Colgne musicians.
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