Café Universel

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Café Universel
5th arrondissement

Café Universel’s owner Azou has an eye for spotting talent, with musicians playing every night in his unpretentious jazz café. Amongst the array of American memorabilia and jazz accessories, Azou’s window also displays posters of groups playing modern jazz, swing, blues, bossa and soul. Every Tuesday, guitars, doublebass, trumpets and keyboards set the pace for amateur singers who come to try their luck at the Jam Vocal. Don’t be put off by the big plastic American-Indian who guards the entrance, nor the kitsch neon lights above the door: a little kitsch doesn’t detract from the venue’s genuine friendliness. Entrance is free: prices are a little high (a demi for €4.90), but not indecent for the area.

Venue name: Café Universel
Address: 267 rue Saint-Jacques

Opening hours: De 9h à 1h30. Fermé le dimanche. Concerts à 21h
Transport: RER : Port-Royal
Price: Prix d’un demi : 4,90 euros
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janet nolene d

I lived around the corner from this bar in the Rue des Feuillantines for 6 years

The bar was always abuzz with different performers, open mike nights were a treat. I real melange of the professional and semi professional Would recommend