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Blues Alley

Blues Alley

1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW

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As the quintessential D.C. jazz supper club, Blues Alley has played host to any number of legendary jazz players since its opening in 1965. (The club claims to be the longest continuously running jazz supper club in the country.) Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughn, Nancy Wilson, and Maynard Ferguson have all graced the stage in this very intimate setting.

Located in the heart of historic Georgetown, the club features live jazz every night of the week and augments the music with classic Creole cuisine. Even if you make a reservation, get there early. Seating is first-come-first-served and you can count on a number of diehards getting in the line a good hour ahead of time. Remember to purchase tickets early as well, as shows sell out early for big names. Also note that these jazz enthusiasts have no problem shushing chatty audience members. This club is all about the music.

Blues Alley Information

  • Public Transportation: Good
  • Handicapped Accessibility: No
  • Performances/Programs: Approximately 240 per year. Live jazz most nights. Two sets, at 8 and 10 p.m.
  • Ticket Prices: Prices range from $15 to $60. Occasional half-price offers for mailing list members.
  • Group Discounts: Some group discounts for parties of 12 or more. Call ahead for full details.