Jazz in London

Great live gigs, legendary venues and late-night jam sessions – we’ve got jazz in the capital covered

Without a doubt, London is one of the world's best cities when it comes to experiencing live music. What's better is that the scope of genres on offer is limitless, so whether you're after rock shows, stadium-sized pop spectaculars or something a little left-field, there'll be something that suits you. Jazz in London is no different. Whether you're a long-time lover or a total newbie, fans of the genre will have plenty to keep them entertained. With numerous gigs and nights taking place week in, week out, London has a solid selection of jazz venues offering not just sweet sounds but a sweet atmosphere too - truly, there's nowhere quite like the iconic Ronnie Scott's. Really, the capital’s jazz nuts are spoilt rotten.
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Vortex
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The Vortex has developed a strong profile on London's improv jazz scene and is now well known for its exciting programming.
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606 Club
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606 Club
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Catering to a diverse crowd of serious jazz types in search of late-night sounds, this club has been part of London's musical landscape since 1976.
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Ghost Notes
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In the same multi-storey car park as the Peckham Levels project, Ghost notes has an eclectic programme of live music that leans towards the more alternative sides of jazz, funk and soul. 
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Kansas Smitty's
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This slinky underground jazz club is run by its own brilliant house band. Their expertly curated nights manage to fuse a love for jazz with the bohemian atmosphere of 1930s Kansas City.
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