Written by: Kate Zusmann
Rome has many live jazz music clubs with concerts of international and local groups. It is an excellent option for the evening, where you can enjoy dinner while listening to your favorite songs.
Here’s the list of the best jazz live music bars in the Eternal City:
Casa del Jazz has a 144-seat auditorium with state-of-the-art acoustics, a recording and rehearsal studio, a bookstore, and a restaurant. There are jazz concerts that take place in the garden of the house. Enjoying an open-air dinner while listening to jazz music is a great option.
Villa Celimontana is located near the Colosseum and is one of the most beautiful Roman outdoor spots. It works as an open-air concert venue from the 1st of July until the 12th of August. Even though this place is famous primarily for jazz, there are also contemporary art, theatre, poetry, and dance evenings and performances.
Big Mama is an excellent place where to enjoy jazz and rock music. Musicians worldwide come to give performances there such as Chet Baker or Hiram Bullock. To get in, you must buy an annual membership card (14 euro) or monthly membership card (8 euro), giving free admission to most shows.
If you want to take a table, make a reservation in advance
Gregory’s Jazz Club is famous for jazz lovers and those who like high-quality whiskey, wine, beer, or ale. More than 100 labels of Scotch whiskey are from different regions of Scotland.
You should better book a table for the concert in advance, where the price per person (on average) is 15 euro, inclusive one drink
The Cotton Club opened in 2005 and has a retro fashion interior. Moreover, there is a free-of-charge buffet with finger food. Also, you can find a variety of local and international dishes on the menu. This club is an excellent option for dinner if you want to try high-quality food while listening to your favorite jazz songs.
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Elegance Café located in the historical center of Rome. There are regular jazz evenings. Moreover, the café offers tasty breakfasts, and you can come there to enjoy lunch or dinner because their plates are unique. You can both sit inside and outside.
Live Alcazar hosts performances of international and Italian artists with soul, funk, E&B, and jazz music on Fridays and Saturdays. On Thursdays, there are live music jam sessions. On Sundays, a brunch buffet with Italian and American cuisines is accompanied by live jazz music, jazz manouche, and swing.
Charity Café is a small cozy place that offers live jazz music from Tuesday to Sunday. You can come on Tuesday for Blues and Folk with Andy’s Corner, Wednesday for Blues Jam & Friends, Thursday JamSessionNight in Jazz, Friday for Jazz Night Concert, or Saturday for Blues Night. Also, every Sunday, there is an aperitif with an open buffet and live music from 6.30 pm.
BeBop Jazz is a not-for-profit organization that was founded in 2000. Nowadays, it is one of the most famous places where to listen to quality jazz music while enjoying dinner and drinks. Often there are jazz groups on the stage. The dinner starts at 9 pm, but you must make a reservation in advance, while the concerts start at 10 pm.
Tram Jazz is an excellent option for a romantic candlelight dinner with live jazz music. The evening on the tram begins at Porta Maggiore, and the journey continues through Roman S. Lorenzo, S. Giovanni, Circus Maximus, and Piramide. Then it comes back to Porta Maggiore. One of the most fantastic ideas for a romantic evening or meeting with friends!
Rome is a magnificent city with different jazz places, where each can find a bar that matches his tastes. Undoubtedly, visiting one of the music concerts is worth enjoying dinner, aperitivo, or brunch while listening to live performances of local or international jazz groups.
Author: Kate Zusmann
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