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Houston Jazz: Jazz Around Houston

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


With an incredibly intimate (but quite excellent) listening room and a stellar lineup of artists, Cezanne does its best to live up to its reputation as one of “the best jazz [clubs] in the southwest.” Recent musicians have included Randy Brecker, Fred Hersch and Jason Marsalis. There is no cover charge, but there is a $10 drink minimum, which one can easily cover with their extensive drink list. ...more...

Houston International Jazz Festival

(August) Houston International Jazz Festival brings a wide array of talent from all over the country to “Space City” for a three-day, multi-venue, indoor/outdoor event. Most of the performances take place outdoors at the Anheuser-Busch stage in the beautiful Discovery Green Park. Performances begin in the early evening (around 5 p.m., gate opening around 4 p.m.) and end well after dark on both main event days. There is generally a …more…


The Sambuca franchise has done very well for itself in the South and the Houston location is no different. With excellent fine dining and a good music lineup, this is a nice spot for a chic night out. Be prepared, they do sometimes feature non-jazz acts, especially on the weekends. Earlier in the week, however, the vibe is more often classy, straight-ahead jazz. ...more...