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Chorus, Lausanne club, Time Out Switzerland

Acclaimed jazz club drawing local, Swiss and international musicians to its stage.

It’s easy to miss this outwardly unassuming place tucked away in a basement near an underground car park and a swimming pool, but push open the blue door and you’ll step into one of the best jazz clubs in the country. Those in the know flock to a regular programme of free and ticketed ‘prestige’ concerts featuring local, Swiss and internationally-renowned musicians. They play on a small stage under an arched roof that really makes you feel you’re in a secret spot in Lausanne – underneath a railway bridge perhaps, or in a hidden bomb shelter. It’s a grown up sort of place, so the audience watches from table seating, with waiters serving drinks at your seat, though there’s a small bar to order at too. Arrive early and you can eat from a modest menu of Swiss-inspired food including salads, cheese plates and beef tartar. There are plenty of regulars here, but Chorus’ warm atmosphere makes newcomers feel welcome. Make sure to book ahead if you want a table, particularly on ‘prestige’ nights.


Venue name: Chorus
Address: Avenue de Mon-Repos 3
Opening hours: 8pm-midnight Thu-Sat
Transport: Metro M2; Bus 16, 22, 60
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