Jazz Bar


Jazz Bar review 2 Users say 3/5 Rate it

One of the vicitims of the Old Town fire of 2002 was the Bridge Jazz Bar. Proprietor Bill Kyle asked local jazz stalwarts for their help backing a new venture to replace the much-loved old place; aficionados dug deep, and the Jazz Bar duly arrived on Chambers Street. There are three gigs a night (four on Saturdays) from local and visiting groups; late nights slide into a funkier club vibe. Oddly, the Jazz Bar doesn't play a part in the Edinburgh International Jazz & Blues Festival, which is missing a trick by not providing a focal point for night-owl players.

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Jazz Bar details

1a Chambers Street

Area Old Town

Transport Nicolson Street-North Bridge buses

Telephone 0131 220 4298

Jazz Bar website

Gigs from 9pm, midnight Mon; from 5pm, 9pm, midnight Tue-Fri, Sun; from 3pm, 5pm, 9pm, midnight Sat.

Admission free-£10.

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Comments & ratings 3/5 (Average of 2 ratings)

By Holymoly - Nov 15 2012

Excellent. I think the previous review is misleading. This place is very cool and friendly. It is a cellar but the music is astounding. There is great interaction with the room too. Small and jazzy. The late night band rocked balls hendrix style too. Awesome.

By M R - Feb 19 2012

Its a dump and shouldn't be allowed in any Jazz festival. Much better venues, overated with poor staff and the manager is an idiot. Pity cause it used to be good but best place for it is underground now with the door closed.