Reviewed by Andrea A.
"Hidden in the vast sea of Los Angeles lives a rare and magnificent beast: Blue Whale. Known and revered by the truest jazz disciples, Blue Whale is a ..." more
123 Astronaut East South Onizuka Street, Suite 301
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Jazz Club / Live Music Venue
Info The Baked Potato, named “Best Jazz Club” in 2010 by LA Magazine, first opened in LA’s Studio City neighborhood in 1970, and has been playing jazz seven nights a week ever since. Owner and composer/musician Don Randi, would often partake in live performances with his band Quest for years after the club ... more
3837 West Cahuenga Boulevard
Studio City, CA 91604
Info Catalina Jazz Club, located in the heart of Hollywood, is a supper club noted for showcasing the biggest jazz legends. Originally opened in 1986 on a shabby strip of Cahuenga Boulevard, the club eventually moved to its present location on Sunset Boulevard in 2003, as its popularity grew. Now regarded as one of Los Angeles ... more
6725 W Sunset Boulevard #100
Los Angeles, CA, 90028
You don’t have to go back in time to hear the melodic riffs of Coltrane or the flashy cornet of Armstrong, because Los Angeles jazz clubs keep the blues, folk, march, and ragtime all flowing strong in neighborhoods all over town.
Finding a bar or club in the city that is dedicated to jazz – or at least has jazz on the docket once a week – is a cinch, as venues all over Los Angeles from Echo Park to Beverly Hills and all the way to the Pacific Ocean in Malibu are bursting with plenty of bebop.
From the traditional Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood to the industrial catacombs of The Edison nightclub Downtown to the divey glory of Akbar in Silver Lake, jazz music is alive and thriving in LA.
Other cool jazz clubs in Los Angeles include Piano Bar, also in Hollywood, which features a distinctive southern style, while the Living Room at the W Hotel in Hollywood has a sultry Sunday night jazz performance every week. Grand Star Jazz in Chinatown, meanwhile, is one of those hidden gems you’d never expect to find in that area of the city.
Wherever you find yourself though, there are plenty of cool LA jazz clubs to keep your toes tapping any day of the week.