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FRANCE Jazz Clubs

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 PARIS

1st

Baiser Salé. 58 Rue des Lombards, 75001 Paris Tél: 01 42 33 37 71 Fax : 01 42 36 24 40. [A cellar lined with jazz-related paintings, a large bar, and videos that show jazz greats of the past (Charlie Parker, Miles Davis), this is an appealing club. Everything is mellow and laid-back, with an emphasis on the music. Genres include Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Latino, salsa, merengue, rhythm and blues, and sometimes fusion. Open daily 5:30pm to 6am. ]

Duc des Lombards. 42 Rue des Lomabrds, 75001 Paris. tel: 01 42 33 22 88 [Comfortable and appealing, this low-key jazz club replaced an older club 10 years ago. Performances begin nightly at 9pm and continue (with breaks) for 5 hours, touching on everything from free jazz to more traditional forms such as hard bop. Concerts begin at 9:30pm. ]

Le Peit Journal Saint-Michel. 71 Boulevard Saint-Michel, 75005 Paris. tel: 01 43 26 28 59 [The club lies in the center of the Latin Quarter, opposite the Jardin du Luxembourg. Created in 1971, it is the "high temple" in Paris for the jazz of New Orleans. Some of the country's top artists appear here, including Claude Bolling. The music is downstairs in an underground cellar. Open Monday to Saturday 9:30pm to 2am. ]

Petit Opportun. 15 Rue des Lavandières-Ste-Opportune, 75001 Paris. tel: 01 42 36 01 36

Sunset. 60 Rue des Lombards, 75001 Paris. tel: 01 40 26 46 60 [contact: Stephane Portet. Taken together, the Sunside and Sunset on Rue des Lombards, a walking street near Chatelet, are arguably the best club in town. (Just down the street, the admirable little Duc des Lombards is celebrating its 20th birthday.) The Sunset in the cave is for amplified blues, rock and world music. While the street-level Sunside has acoustic jazz, a great grand piano, interesting programming, a brick wall and, a rare and wonderful thing, efficient ventilation]
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5th

Caveau De La Huchette. 5,Rue De La Huchette. Tel: 01 43 26 65 05. Fax: 01 40 51 71 70. [contact: Dany Doriz. Every evening a jazz band performs for the listening pleasure of regulars and vistors alike. Dance in the timeless tradition of Saint-Germain des Prés jazz with the best boppers in Paris. Whether you are just a Jazz-Lover, like to dance your socks off, or are a professional musician, the exceptional atmosphere of the club will remind you of the Cotton Club and the Savoy in the glory days. From 1946 the greatest jazzmen in the world have appeared regulary]

 

Le Caveau des Oubliettes. 52, Rue Galande. Paris Tel: +33 1 46 34 23 09 Fax: +33 1 46 34 23 09 [Since 1920, a former jail. You won’t be at all impressed by the bar but it’s the jazz club downstairs that makes this place special. The quality of the music varies and you find more locals off tourist season. But if you go there in time to grab a place there is something about this little club that will certainly seduce you. Admission is free. Open all year: 9:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Sunday to Thursday and until 4:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Metro: St Michel or Cité or Maubert Mutualité (around the corner from Saint Julien le Pauvre)]

6th

Chez Pappa Jazz Club. 7-11 Rue Saint-Benoit, 75006 Paris. tel: 01 42 61 53 53. fax: 01 49 27 09 33

Paris-Prague Jazz Club. 18 rue Bonaparte, Paris 75006. Tel: 0153730029 [contact: Centre Culturel Tchèque. beautiful ancient stone cellars in the "St.Germain des Prés" spirit. Jazz club every Friday evening 7pm30 to 12pm. Very low prices, accessible for students: cover 5€, pint of lager 3€. Food: tchèque lunch, hot sausages. Styles: Modern and vintage jazz, blues, western swing, zydéco]
 

10th

New Morning. 7 Rue des Petites Ecuries, 7510 Paris. tel: 01 45 23 56 39. Programme: 01 45 23 51 41 [This is one of the two great Parisian jazz clubs. The greatest have played here. Bigger than the average jazz room (600 seats). Top class local and international musicians and groups.]

14th

Petit Journal Montparnasse. 13 Rue du Commandant Mouchotte, 75014 Paris. tel: 01 43 21 56 70 [La Petit Journal Montparnasse is an intimate Paris Jazz club. The relaxed and friendly ambiance of the club is tempting. Guests can enjoy good food, and great music. Top international and national jazz musicians perform here.]

  

15th

Jazz Club Lionel Hampton. Hotel Meridien, 81 Blvd. Gouvion Saint Cyr, 75015 Paris.
Tel: 01 40 68 30 42 - Fax: 01 40 68 31 81. [Contact: Philippe MAROIS. The Jazz Club Lionel Hampton has become one of the institutions of Parisian life and provides a daily opportunity to discover and enjoy the best artists and groups in contemporary jazz]
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PROVINCE

AUXERRE

Jazz Club d'Auxerre. Réservations au Théâtre d'Auxerre. 54 rue Joubert. Tél: 03 86 72 24 24.
 

 

AVIGNON

Hot Brass. 1, Avenue des Sources, Porte Magnanen 84000. Tel: 033 (0)4 90 820 810 Fax: 033 (0)4 90 820 810
 

La Manutention. 4 rue Escalier Ste-Anne. Tel: 0490860861 Fax: 0490864087 [contact: Jean-Paul Ricard. Jazz and improved music since 1978, on Thursday evening. Office opened from Monday to Friday. No food, no drink, but a café and a restaurant down stairs]

BORDEAUX

Comptoir du Jazz. 59, Quai de Paludate. el: +(33) 5 56 49 15 55 [LOcated near The du restaurant du Port de la Lune. Jazz and blues. Entrance Free every Tuesdat evening. Great ambiance]
 

Thelonius. 18 Rue Bourbon, 33300 Bordeaux. tel: 05 56 11 00 50 [Jazz lovers should make a beeline for this bar whose main aim, weekends and even weekdays, is to present groups or soloists from among Bordeaux's up and coming talent. The invited musicians have a varied repertoire in jazz and you can hear the latest trends here too. Elegantly decorated with dim lights and an intimate atmosphere, the bar's audiences number about 50, real devotees included, who come to listen to their favorite music.]

CHAMBÉRY

Jazz club de Savoie. 138 Rue François de Guise, 73000 CHAMBÉRY. Tel; 04 79 33 43 85. Contacts musiciens: 04 79 60 88 10 (Tél/Fax) ou 04 79 33 43 85

CHÂTEAUROUX

Jazz Club Du Berry. 192 Ave. de la Châtre. 36000 CHÂTEAUROUX. Tel: 0254348964 Tel: 0254221985 Tel: 0608618851

DUNKERQUE

Dunkerque Jazz Club. Salle de Concerts et Bureau Pôle Marine, Dunkerque. Tél: 03 28 63 51 00 Fax: 03 28 51 14 79

GRENOBLE

Jazz Club Grenoble. Salle Stendhal, MJC Les Allobroges, 5 Rue Hauquelin. Tel: +33 6 86 02 77 16 

LYON

La Clef De Voute. 1 Place Chardonnet. Tel: 04 72 00 83 61. [contact: Stephane Vincenza Be Bop. Hard Bop. Swing]

Le Hot Club 26, rue Lanterne,Lyon 1er. Tel : 04 78 39 54 74. Fax: +33 04 7830 9667 [Tuesday to Saturday, every night at 9.30 pm]
 

MACON

Le Crescent Jazz Club. Pl. Saint-Pierre, Tel:: +33 3 85 39 08 45 
 

NANTES

Pannonica. 9 Rue Basse Porte, Tel: (33) 240487474 Fax: (33) 240482818 [contact: Francois-Xavier Ruan. Concerts the Thursday and friday all the year except in summer all the jazz styles, from classic to new and improvised musics]

REIMS

JazzZus.. 49, rue Gosset.  Tel: 03 26 40 90 69
  

TOULOUSE

Le Taquin Jazz Club. 23 Rue des Amidonniers. Tel: +33 5 61 21 80 84

  

TOURS

Café Bar concerts Le Strapontin. 23 Rue de Châteauneuf Tel: +33 2 47 47 02 74.



 

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