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Cleveland: Jazz

Cleveland Jazz: Jazz Around Cleveland

Below are our Cleveland Jazz recommendations, with information on location, admission, transportation/parking, venue history and other points of interest in Cleveland Art.

Brothers Lounge

Those looking for the best in blues, jazz and everything else in Cleveland need look no further than The Brothers Lounge. The recent extensive renovations have made this spot a great place for some drinks and a night out. Monday nights often feature a big band if you’re in the mood for dancing, and a number of regular acts fill out the week playing in their wine bar. Along with …more…

Mike’s Barn Musicians Clubhouse

The idea of a “secret” jazz club is so very appealing and the fact that you can find one just outside of Cleveland makes it all the more appealing. Mike’s Barn Musicians Clubhouse is the brainchild of owner Mike Yates, who has transformed his century-old barn into a popular summer hangout for some of Cleveland’s finest working musicians. Yates hosts shows and jam sessions throughout the summer and which are …more…


With a 45 year history (opened February 5, 1965), Nighttown is Cleveland’s most distinguished destination for live jazz; in fact, it is the only club in Ohio to have made Downbeat’s list of the 100 Best Jazz Clubs in the World. Taking its name from the Dublin Red Light District in James Joyce’s Ulysses, the club’s atmosphere is a unique blend of Irish pub and New York jazz club. Live …more…

Tri-C Jazz Fest

(April-May) With an all-star line-up and events all over Cleveland, the Tri-C Jazz Fest has been bringing the best in jazz for over 31 years. Recent performers include Patti Austin, Joe Lovano, The Roots and Ramsey Lewis. Most of the headlining performances take place in the beautiful Allen Theater, PlayhouseSquare. Tickets to the performances can be a little expensive if you’re looking for the best seats in the house. However, …more…