Party Earth Review A cozy jazz lounge that makes the most of its limited space, Charity Café draws a continuous and loyal crowd of jazz lovers, musicians, and singers. The charming venue features two distinct seating areas separated by an arch, one slightly off to the left with a few couches facing the raised stage, and another situated directly ... more
Viminal Hill, 68
Info The Cotton Club is a live music venue, restaurant, and wine bar located just off Piazza Istria in the historic center of Rome. Music at the Cotton Club ranges from jazz to swing to Charleston to Dixieland. The intimate setting and relaxed vibe make this spot perfect for a date or an easygoing night with a group of friends ... more
Via Bellinzona, 2
Party Earth Review Music lovers won’t want to miss Gregory’s Jazz Club, a popular and intimate venue where the live jazz has an unmistakable Italian flair. Arranged like a townhouse, the club consists of a narrow downstairs room featuring a handful of tables, walls lined with black-and-white photos of jazz legends, and ... more
Via Gregoriana, 54a
Jazz Club / Live Music Venue
Party Earth Review Situated entirely underground, the unassuming Alexanderplatz Jazz Club has the exclusive vibe of a prohibition-era speakeasy and attracts an international crowd of sophisticated jazz enthusiasts, aspiring musicians, and local music students. Renowned in the 90s as the only jazz club in Italy, the venue was created in the ... more
Via Ostia, 9
Anyone enjoying a jazz club in Rome these days ironically has World War I to thank for the privilege, as American soldiers who were stationed in Rome at the time are largely responsible for the introduction of jazz to this city. Although it took a while to catch on, jazz has since developed a major following in Rome (and throughout much of Italy), with several big clubs devoted entirely to jazz and scads of smaller bars that regularly host live jazz performances throughout the week.
Located in the center of the city, The New Orleans Jazz Café is often considered one of the best Rome jazz clubs, though music lovers definitely won’t want to miss Gregory’s Jazz Club either, a popular and intimate venue where the live jazz has an unmistakable Italian flair.
The unassuming Alexanderplatz Jazz Club is also a phenomenal – and entirely subterranean – jazz club, which has the exclusive vibe of a prohibition-era speakeasy and attracts an international crowd of sophisticated jazz enthusiasts, aspiring musicians, and local music students.
The Big Mama jazz club in Trastevere across the Tiber River is also a must, as Mama plays host to some of the best blues performers in Rome.
Finally, the Rome Jazz Festival that starts in mid-October is an annual celebration that has been going for nearly thirty years, drawing big name jazz musicians from the world of Italian jazz, European jazz, and even American jazz.