North America and Canada

NORTH AMERICA (cities alphabetical order)


Acton (MA)


 Austin (TX)

 Boston (MA)

 Cambridge (MA)


Cocoa Beach (FL)

Delaware Water Gap (PA)



 Easton (PA)

Grayton Beach (FL)

Hilton Head Island (SC)

Hollywood (CA)

Houston (TX)

Indianapolis (IN)

Los Angeles (CA) (see also Hollywood)

Madison (NJ)

Manhattan (NY)

 Methuen (MA)

Minneapolis (MN)

 New Orleans

See :

 New York (NYC)

North Myrtle Beach (SCarolina)

Oakland (CA)

Pasadena (CA)


Portland (OR)

San Francisco (CA)

Seattle (WA)

Somerville (MA)

Washington (DC)

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Montréal QC

Toronto ON
Victoria BC

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  1. They don’t have the village vanguard!? Arguably THE most famous jazz club!

  2. Tula’s in seattle is one of the best. It should be listed!

  3. Brass House in Austin TX opened Feb of 2013 but is already known as a classy jazz lounge.

  4. Hi there! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you
    if that would be okay. I’m definitely enjoying your blog and look forward to new updates.

  5. Celine, Sadly, Le Cochon Noir in Philadelphia closed.

  6. A great place to listen to world class jazz in NYC is the literally underground club Jackson Room. Jackson Room features the music of the renowned Ed Jackson Quartet and featured Jazz vocalists and instrumentalist. It is a quaint club with a rich jazz sound. This club should definitely be listed.

  7. This isn’t a jazz list without Kansas City! The Blue Room – always listed among the top jazz venues world-wide by DownBeat magazine –

    • Dear Chris, Thank you for your comment. Can you tell us if this club respects these 3 conditions: – treat musicians very well (paid/network opportunities) – treat the public well without asking money all the time – good program and good musical quality
      Thank you for your feedback! Céline

  8. The Davenport Lounge in New Orleans is probably the best in the city. I didn’t see it on the list. You should check it out.

  9. Jazz St. Louis (St. Louis, MO) is an incredible club that brings in some of the best artists in the nation, with an education and outreach component that takes jazz programs into local schools (for free) and gives high school students the amazing experience of working with some of these artists. They just completely renovated their club (it’s beautiful and acoustically amazing) and created space for the education program to grow and expand as well. Please check them out!

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