Jazz hotspots in Paris

Fans of jazz, blues, swing find what they are looking for in clubs as well as at concert venues and certain bars in the capital.

Jazz hotspots in Paris © OTCP

Fans of blues, swing, ragtime and New Orleans will find what they are looking for in numerous Parisian jazz clubs as well as at concert venues and certain bars in the capital.

The top jazz players perform here as well as small groups for more informal discoveries. The Duc des Lombards was frequented by Henri Texier, Aldo Romano and Martial Solal. It hosts original musicians in a cosy atmosphere. Then on to the Sunside / Sunset, two adjoining clubs with a programme of electric jazz at one and acoustic at the other. Also in the Rue des Lombards, the Baiser Salé focuses on cross-cultural sounds that blend various styles like funk,  soul,  blues ...Jazz fans will all know Le Caveau de la Huchette, a living legend that resounds with the sound of traditional jazz, swing and middle jazz.

The New Morning, known as ‘Niou’, is also the haunt of the most demanding music lovers. Every year, its festival All Stars sends the crowds wild. As for the Studio de l'Ermitage perched on the hill at Ménilmontant, it focuses on the current day jazz scene.

The Jazz Café Montparnasse, formerly the Petit Journal Montparnasse gives jazz a top billing. The Jazz Club Étoile (ex-Lionel Hampton) has played host to a string of the biggest names in jazz, from Rhoda Scott to the orchestra of Count Basie. The 38Riv in the Marais puts on unforgettable jazz concerts and jam sessions in his vaulted cellars. More confidential, the Duke's Bar at the Hôtel Westminster organizes jazz evenings twice a week featuring some of the greatest jazz classics.

Caveau de la Huchette

Concert hall
5 rue de la Huchette, Paris, 75005

The story of Paris and jazz is a long one - a love story. Miles Davis, Duke Ellington ... Paris has never stopped attracting the......

New Morning

Concert hall
7-9 rue des Petites Écuries, Paris, 75010

Since 1981, New Morning, a jazz and world music club known for its specialized programme, has been offering music acts which are......

Jazz Club Étoile

Disco and club
Hôtel Le Méridien Étoile - 81 boulevard Gouvion Saint-Cyr, Paris, 75017

A mythical scene in Paris! From Tuesday to Saturday starting from 7:30pm, the Jazz Club Étoile welcomes big names in jazz, blues,......

Le Baiser Salé

Disco and club
58 rue des Lombards, Paris, 75001

The Rue des Lombards was created for jazz fans. Located between Sunside / Sunset and Duc des Lombards, the Baiser Salé has an......

Studio de l'Ermitage

Concert hall
8 rue de l'Ermitage, Paris, 75020

The Studio de l’Ermitage is an atypical place perched on the hill at Ménilmontant. At the beginning of the last century, the......

La Cave du 38Riv'

Concert hall
38 rue de Rivoli, Paris, 75004

The Marais district is like no other. Known for its designer shops, bars and restaurants, the Marais is also filled with lesser......

Duke’s Bar

Bar | In a hotel
Hôtel Westminster - 13 rue de la Paix, Paris, 75002

Duke’s Bar, found inside Westminster hotel, is on the luxurious rue de la Paix, between the palais Garnier and PLACE Vendôme.......

Duc des Lombards

Concert hall
42 rue des Lombards, Paris, 75001

Bobby FEW is the American pianist who, at the beginning of the 80s, played at the Duc des Lombards which at the time was a small......

Jazz Café Montparnasse

Restaurant original for its venue or entertainment | With show (cabaret, singing, etc)
13 rue du Commandant Mouchotte, Paris, 75014

The emblematic Rive Gauche jazz club ‘Le Petit Journal Montparnasse’ is a friendly place daytime and evening.