The Jazz Bar
Scotland's longest standing independent jazz venue!
Established in 2005, The Jazz Bar showcases world-class multi-genre live music in a cool and atmospheric setting.
Harnessing Edinburgh’s kaleidoscopic creative talents into a massive offering of year-round live gigs, there is something for everyone in this multiple award-winning basement venue.
Our bar offerings are as varied as our music, so whether you’re in for a Saturday afternoon coffee, a fresh cocktail or a cold pint, everyone is welcome, and our audiences are highly diverse and well-mixed across all ages.
With SEVEN major awards sitting on our trophies shelf, you can trust that you’ll be hearing the best music Edinburgh has to offer, in a correspondingly first-class environment.
Please note that as we have ever-changing bands on, with constantly shifting audiences, we can’t reserve seating or tables for any events.
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Reviews & features
Jazz Bar hits a high note9 Jun 2010
Huge congratulations to Edinburgh Jazz Bar following their award for the UK Jazz Bar of the Year. The award was presented to Jazz Bar creator Bill Kyle last month, and marks the third major award the venue has picked up in under a year, having been…
In the swing of it - Jazz, Blues and Folk venues15 Sep 2008
Boasting some of the finest new names and most exciting stalwarts of the jazz, blues and folks scene, Edinburgh and Glasgow have long set an impressive stall with some of the most diverse festivals and year round line-ups.
Satoko Fujii and Natsuki Tamura Group17 Jul 2008
This collaboration between the Japanese husband and wife team of pianist Satoko Fujii and trumpeter Natsuki Tamura with a quartet culled from Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra was a bijou precursor to a full GIO blow-out with the pair later in the week at…
Elastic Axis3 Jul 2007
JAZZ Elastic Axis got together last year in Dublin, but the five members of the band are scattered far and wide. The core of the group are the three Roth brothers, Alex (guitar), Nick (saxes) and Simon (bass), with Colm O’Hara on trombone and Peter…