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4 Popular Jazz Clubs in Rome

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Monday, January 9th, 2012

Although jazz was only introduced in Rome in the late twentieth century, it has earned the epithet of “jazz capital of Italy”. And, there are several clubs dedicated to jazz music.

Alexanderplatz Jazz Club, the oldest Italian jazz club located in Via Ostia, is small but one of the best underground clubs of Mittel-European style. This historic landmark is renowned for major jazz festivals. White walls of the club are embellished with scores of autographs and graffiti by famous jazz artists from across the world. The classy nightclub serves international fare with a Mediterranean twist.

Be Bop Jazz Club, the smallest jazz venue of Rome, presents performances by noted international and national jazz musicians in a warm and elegant ambiance for complete relaxation and comfort. Black and white videos of John Coltrane, Wes Montgomery and other jazz masters keep you engaged during interludes. Excellent spirits, wines, innovative cocktails and culinary delicacies complement the musical evenings. A 100-seat club in Testaccio area serves French and Italian cheeses, cheese with fruits and honey, sliced plums, dried apricots, assorted meats, cold cuts, pine nut cream pies, chocolates and pear cakes.

You can enjoy jazz concerts by new young artists and the best local musicians in an inviting and intimate concert hall of Gregory’s Jazz Club located within walking distance of Piazza di Spagna. This is close to many 5 star hotels in Rome. The concerts focus on traditional genres: hard bop, bebop, Dixieland, etc. Gregory recreates authentic atmosphere of a true jazz club with appropriate lighting, acoustics and sitting arrangement. Gregory’s Kitchen offers dinner menu comprising vegetarian dishes, steaks, pastas, pizzas, Argentine beef, wines and appetizers made from fresh high-quality ingredients. The award-winning bar offers a selection of wines, Scottish whiskies and the finest beers.

La Casa del Jazz, the “house of jazz” situated close to Testaccio, is a meeting point of jazz legends such as Larry Coryell, the American jazz guitar player and Jeff Berlin, the American bassist. Pictures of Sarah Vaughan and Anita O’Day adorn the club walls.

The club at Viale di Porta Ardeatina comprises an auditorium, a bookstore, park and restaurant. La Casa promotes and creates awareness about jazz, especially local jazz tradition, through conferences, lessons, cultural events and concerts. You can sway to an array of jazz styles, including avant-garde and Dixieland. The onsite restaurant serves full meals.

There are numerous hotels in  Rome, close to these Jazz clubs, which are worth checking out.

Hotels in Rome

Hotel Del Corso  Hotel Del Corso - Rome
Average Price: € 59
Guest Rating: 8.3

Bed and Breakfast Orange Garden room, Rome Bed and Breakfast Orange Garden, Rome
Average Price: € 55
Guest Rating: 7.1

Hotel Villa Duse room, Rome Hotel Villa Duse, Rome
Average Price: € 108
Guest Rating: 9.7

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  1. Wftristan says:
    January 16th, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Anything Jazz related is going to get my vote at the moment, spent the whole weekend learning Charlie Christian Be-Bop riffs on my guitar (hence why this caught my eye)

    good stuff

    Tristan


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