Whether you’re a secret jazz era flapper seeking music to accompany your Tel Aviv nightlife inspired moonshine, or looking to release those existential blues, Israel’s got just the thing. From daily jazz events at the Tel Aviv Port to Jerusalem nightlife’s famous club, Yellow Submarine, to less traditional Israel jazz and blues venues like an ice cream parlour by the Carmel Market, not a day goes by in the Holy Land without the sweet notes of an alto saxophone ringing through the Middle Eastern air. Marvel at the dexterity of famous jazz musicians as they conquer rhythm changes with a vengeance, join in on a 12-bar blues or just enjoy the atmosphere, anything is possible with our guide to the best places to enjoy jazz and blues in Israel. There's nothing like live music to liven your mood.
The Israel jazz and blues scene
Check out these spots for the hottest jazz and blues around. From muddy waters to bebop, these venues have got it all
The hottest Israel jazz and blues venues
With a killer vegetarian menu and an elite lineup of Israeli jazz musicians, Beit Haamudim is a must-visit. Located next to the Carmel Market in an old house decorated with columns and painted floors, it’s the place where musicians hang. Quiet enough that bassists can play acoustically, Beit Haamudim is all about the music, unlike some of the louder Tel Aviv nightclubs. Come grab a cocktail or a coffee, dinner or a snack. Just so long as you’re a jazz lover, you’re welcome at Beit Haamudim.
Snap your fingers, tap your feet - because Tel Aviv is alive with beautiful be-bop and cross-rhythm from the jazz genre. As we see more and more special jazz nights popping up on the regular, we have rounded up our favorites, giving you the opportunity to take a hit of the stuff any night of the week. It’s time to add some scat and sax into your life, folks.