This iconic jazz supper club founded in 1965 has hosted such major names as Dizzy Gillespie, Tony Bennett, Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald. With world-class blues and jazz acts and top-notch acoustics, paying the club’s ticket prices, plus food and drink minimum ($12 per person) is well worth the money. The venue is open daily and offers Creole dishes in addition to steak and seafood.
Known as the home of Duke Ellington and Shirley Horn, among other illustrious jazzers, Washington DC has long had a thriving jazz scene. Historically clustered in the U Street Corridor, the best jazz clubs in DC are now scattered throughout the city. Some of the best bars in DC and some of the best dance clubs in DC lend a stage to jazz musicians of all calibers, from the famous to the up-and-coming and the traditional to the modern. For blues, R&B and related genres, you’ll want to consult our picks for the best live music clubs in DC.
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