Paris Jazz 2016

Where are the best places in Paris for jazz music? Most famous addresses are Le Caveau de la Huchette, le Petit Journal, Sunset, Sunside, Bar le Houdon in Paris. Few facts of jazz in Paris:  the jazz fever started in Paris in 1949 when Louis Armstrong came to play and sing in Paris at the Salle Pleyel and have so much success. Sidney Bechet recorded in Paris his famous song Petite Fleur. Upcoming jazz festivals in Paris in June, July and September.

Jazz clubs in Paris

New Morning is a place in Paris where to listen to Jazz, blues and soul music. The New Morning club has seen many famous artists and well-known jazz musicians, double bassist Charlie Haden, trumpeter Dizzy Gillepsie, drummer Kenny Clarke... Located on the 7 rue des Petites-Ecuries in Paris 10th arrondissement. Near the metro Chateau d'eau. And the famous Brasserie Flo. 

Jazz in Paris

Le Sunset Sunside is a club in the Paris historical center between the Forum des Halles and Pompidou Centre. Great jazz music from both French and American musicians. Le Sunset Sunside was the place to see famous jazz men. Now you find the Trophees du Sunside, a famous competition for new jazz musicians.  Address: Le Sunset Sunside, 60 Rue des Lombards  Metro Chatelet-Les-Halles.

Le Caveau de la Huchette is a favorite jazz club in Paris. Located in the Latin Quarter near Notre Dame Cathedral. The jazz club is inside an underground cellar from 1940. The World greatest jazz men have performed at the Caveau de la Huchette, Sidney Bechet, Lionel Hampton, Art Blakey... Address: Le caveau de la Huchette, 5 Rue de la Huchette Paris 5th arrondissement. Metro Saint-Michel.

Le Petit Journal is near the Tour Montparnasse Tower and the Gare Montparnasse train station, Galeries Lafayettes department store, Concorde Montparnasse Hotel, La Coupole restaurant. Le Petit Journal is not only a club to listen to jazz, it is also a restaurant where you can have lunch or dinner. Address: Le Petit Journal, 13 Rue du Commandant René Mouchotte Paris 14. Metro Montparnasse Bienvenue.

Caveau des Oubliettes in Paris

Le Caveau des Oubliettes is near Notre Dame Cathedral, Accross the Seine River, few steps to Saint Julien Le Pauvre church. Address: 52 rue Galande Paris 5th arrondissement. 

Le Caveau des Oubliettes is inside an old building. A guillotine place during the Chouannerie war. 

Au Duc des Lombards is another jazz club on rue des Lombards near the Sunset Sunside and corner Sebastopol boulevard. Also a restaurant.

A little further on the same street, Le Baise Sale  58 rue des Lombards. The Gibson's Brothers were the first owners of the Baisé Salé. 

Jazz Club Etoile is the jazz club of the hotel Le Meridien Etoile, Porte Maillot. It is a classic jazz club where to find famous musicians. Address: Jazz Club Etoile, 81 boulevard Gouvion Saint Cyr, Paris 17th arrondissement.

Le Boeuf sur le Toit is a restaurant art deco near the Rond Point des Champs Elysees avenue and the 5 star hotel Le Bristol. A popular place for artists, writers, poets...

Cave du 38Riv is a jazz club in Paris, 4h arrondissement. Free concerts, entrance to the JAM Sessions Jazz (beef with 6 sauces). 38 rue de Rivoli.

Jazz festivals in Paris 

Upcoming Jazz Festivals in Paris:

  • Jazz Festival Saint-Germain-des-Pres May 19 to 31, 2016.
  • Paris Jazz festival 2016: June 11 to July 31. Famous jazz event in Paris in Summer. Jazz concerts in Parc Floral de Paris, Bois de Vincennes, 12th arrondissement. Metro: Chateau de Vincennes. Free concerts in Paris.
  • La Defense Jazz Festival June 25 to July 3, 2016.
  • Jazz a la Villette September 3 to 12, 2016 in Parc de la Villette Paris. Address: 221 rue Jean Jaures Paris. Metro: Porte de pantin. 
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