Every summer, jazz junkies and the like prepare to swoon and be wooed by smooth voices and incredible tunes. In its 28th year, the successful TD Vancouver International Jazz festival has an impressive line-up of over 300 performances by well-known artists and bands including Grammy-winning artist, Macy Gray. But before we dive into the festival, let us prepare ourselves mentally and physically by visiting some of Vancouver’s top jazz clubs. If you’re one to favour the bass strums of the cello and heart-warming melodies of the sax, then this one’s for you!
For the novice jazz enthusiast
Peer into The Libra Room for its sexy ambiance and a relaxing night out. If you’re there to enjoy the music, they are constantly up-ing the ante with impressive and daily set lists, which you can view on their website. If you’re there for a few drinks, their extraordinary, astrologically inspired martini menu will leave you speechless. If you’re a novice to the jazz scene, the Libra Room is a great place to break the ice. A perfect place to support local musicians and venture into the jazz world.
Address: 1608 Commercial Drive
For the jazz addict who can appreciate a good menu
The Revel Room is made for jazz junkies and foodies alike. They have a mouth-watering menu and boast a cocktail list that will make any aficionado breathless. For the jazzy-folk, the Revel Room hosts live music every Sunday night. If you a fancy a well-made cocktail while enjoying the blues, this is your new go-to bar. Bring a date or a group; the Revel Room is always one to please.
Address: 238 Abbott Street
For the ultimate jazz junkie
Known as one of Vancouver’s best jazz bars, this one is not to miss. Attracting some of the best musicians in Canada, The Cellar is known to provide excellent jazz sets and a just as impressive menu. Authentic and welcoming, you can’t go wrong when you have some of Canada’s best jazz musicians playing live. Grab a glass of wine and enjoy the music. This is the club for those jazz experts who can appreciate talent.
Address: 611 West Broadway Street
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Written by Azra Hirji a contributor for Tangoo. Connect with her on Twitter @azra_hirji.