Jazz Cafe

  • Music
  • Jazz
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Camden Town

In 2015 the Jazz Cafe celebrated 25 years in business, having brought some of the most respected names in the jazz and soul world – D’Angelo, Amy Winehouse, Adele, Roy Ayers, Bobby Womack – to Camden Town. Now the venue (once a branch of Barclays bank) has been bought by The Columbo Group, proprietors of XOYO, Phonox, the Old Queen’s Head and more great London venues. It’ll reopen in late May with a new look, a technical upgrade and a revamped food and drink menu, plus a ‘reinvigorated bookings approach’. We’ll have more details soon, but it sounds like an exciting new chapter. Bring on the next 25 years!

Venue name: Jazz Cafe
Address: 5
Transport: Tube: Camden Town
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  • Jazz Wednesday February 24 2016
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  • Friday February 26 2016 - Saturday February 27 2016
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  • Jazz Saturday February 27 2016
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  • Thursday March 3 2016
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  • Covers bands Saturday March 5 2016
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  • Jazz Monday March 7 2016
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  • Latin and world Wednesday March 9 2016
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  • Rap, hip hop and R&B Thursday March 10 2016
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  • Folk, country and blues Wednesday March 16 2016
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  • Funk, soul and disco Thursday March 17 2016
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Average User Rating

4.4 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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Alex F

I have been to many rising stars gigs and as usual the artists did not disappoint. The Jazz Cafe in Camden is when the gig was held and is a great location, and the drinks are reasonable for London and no matter where you stood you get a good view of the artists. If you haven't been before it's a great night out.


Thanks a lot Timeout for such at event. I had a great time. Bands were super talented!!

Chelsey C

Great venue hosting a miriad of music events. Very intimate so that you can see the sweat dripping down the musicians' faces but enough room to shake a leg or two. The soundsystem is perfect and reaches all corners of the club and love the VIP viewing balcony with the private bar and plenty of seats. Drinks are also very reasonably priced.

I was there for Timeout's Best of Rising Stars and it was great, some acts is definitely go and see again; especially Broken Witt Rebels!

Paula - ToT

This is a really intimate venue where you can get up close and personal with the performers.It may seem a little dingy, but the drinks are reasonable priced and the staff are lovely.The tables in the balcony section are a little cramped but it has a good view of the stage.

Elisa R

Strangely enough, I visited the Jazz cafe for the first time to attend... a country music gig. The quality of the bands playing that night was outstanding. I was lucky enough to be in the VIP area upstairs (no idea whether it's always a thing or if it was just for this specific night) which was great: it's a balcony all around the club with seating and great view on the stage. The staff was friendly and the acoustic really good. I'd happilly go back.

Sarah P

The Jazz Café is well known for a reason – it attracts a wonderful roster of talented & popular jazz, blues and soul musicians from across the world. I’ve had a number of memorable nights here and it’s definitely worth a visit if you’re ever in Camden. You’re able to enjoy dinner at the restaurant upstairs overlooking the stage or you can dance the night away downstairs…. Highly recommended.

Lady of Leisure

Had a great night here the other night with Time Out Rising Stars. Max Stone was awesome! I couldn't stay for Tankus the Henge, but have seen a couple of videos and am gutted to have missed them...'totally nuts' just about covers it! Looking forward to the next one...

athena d

Fantastic evening. All four bands were great in their own way, but Greasy Slicks stole the night with their great musicianship- the drummer had a great voice too- and Tankus the Henge were great all round entertainment.

Titus C

Went there last night with a Time Out Card event to see Rising Stars of the London rock scene. Awesome sound, great atmosphere and good view from upstairs. Tankus the Henge really gave a lot of energy to everyone attending!

Stephanie King

The Jazz cafe is great, really small and intimate venue! I saw a really great ska band there and it was really intimate and so much fun! Really easy to get to and there is also a balcony area where you can get dinner!