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Cincinnati jazz venues and concerts


Jazz music and concerts in Cincinnati  

Cincinnati jazz venues.

Jazz concerts coming to Cincinnati.


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Since the 1900s, jazz music has had a very influential impact on Cincinnati. In the 1920s, Gennett Studios attracted big-name musicians like Louis Armstrong to record, and African American jazz bands such as Zack Whyte’s Chocolate Beau Brummels originated right here in Cincinnati. Jazz became a crucial part of the Cincinnati club and music scene in the 1950s and has maintained popularity through time.


Cincinnati is the proud home to a plethora of jazz venues and concerts. Frequent these venues as much as you’d like and be sure to add these concerts to your calendar. The information in this article is as current as of the publication date. Readers are encouraged to confirm the information prior to acting.


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Featured Jazz Concerts and Festivals:


June 17th, 8:30 p.m.
$35 – $65
The Ludlow Garage (Clifton)


Oz Noy 
June 23rd, 7:30 p.m.
$25 – $45
The Ludlow Garage (Clifton)


Richard Elliot
June 24th, 8:30 p.m.
$35 – $65
The Ludlow Garage (Clifton)


Robert Glasper
July 23rd, 8:30 p.m.
$35 – $65
The Ludlow Garage (Clifton)


September 8th, 8:30 p.m.
$40 – $60
The Ludlow Garage (Clifton)


Upcoming Cincinnati Jazz Concerts and Festivals:


Christian McBride
June 18th, shows at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
$50 – $200
Caffe Vivace (Walnut Hills)

Red Light Jazz Room
June 15th and July 20th
Somerset Bar  (OTR)

Kandace Springs
July 9th, sets at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Caffe Vivace (Walnut Hills)

Bill Cunliffe Trio
July 16th, sets at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Caffe Vivace (Walnut Hills)

Samara Joy
September 1st, sets at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Caffe Vivace (Walnut Hills)



Cincinnati Jazz Clubs and Venues:


Caffe Vivace
Check out their website for bands and days
975 East McMillan Street (Walnut Hills)


Dee Felice Cafe
Friday and Saturday from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
529 Main Street (Covington)


Fountain Square
Frequently hosts jazz events
520 Vine Street (Downtown)


Japp’s – Since 1879
Check out their website for bands and days
1134 Main Street (Downtown)


Latitudes Bar & Bistro
Check out their website for bands and days
7454 Beechmont Avenue (Anderson)


Nostalgia Wine & Jazz Lounge
Check out their website for bands and days
1432 Vine Street (OTR)


Revel Urban Winery
Last Fridays of the month
111 E 12th Street (OTR)


Schwartz’s Point Jazz & Acoustic Club
Thursday – Sunday; Check the website for times.
1901 Vine Street (OTR)


The Blind Lemon
Check out their website for bands and days
693 Hatch Street (Mount Adams)


The Symphony Hotel and Restaurant
Friday and Saturday from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
210 W. 14th Street (OTR)


Washington Park
Frequently hosts jazz events
1230 Elm Street (OTR)


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Jazz and blues are among America’s greatest cultural achievements and exports to the world community, and it unites people across the divides of race, region and national boundaries. You can also follow the Cincinnati Jazz Community on Facebook, look up jazz events and concert series near you, or visit Women of Jazz, Blues and R&B Singers of Cincinnati to find out about new jazz musicians and jazz artists emerging.  

If there are any upcoming Cincinnati jazz events we have missed, please submit them to The Voice of Black Cincinnati calendar.



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Written by Crystal Kendrick

President of The Voice of Your Customer and founder of The Voice of Black Cincinnati.


  1. Revel Urban Winery
    111 E. 12th Street, Over-the-Rhine
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    (513) 579-9463

    Every other Wednesday. Next show on Nov. 22, 2017 8:00PM – 12:00AM

  2. Great post. The Harth lounge on Fourth has been killing it on the jazz game recently! You should check them out if you havent.

  3. How can we add our venue to the list Avocados Mexican Restaurant in Cheviot live Jazz every Tuesday night starting at 7pm. House band is the Phil Degreg Trio with special guest players.

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