Music puts everyone in a good mood! Upgrade your mood at these Cincinnati jazz concerts and venues.


Cincinnati Jazz Venues – Since the 1900s, jazz music has had a very influential impact on Cincinnati. In the 1920’s, 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 scene in the 1950s and has maintained popularity through time.


Every year, Cincinnati Jazz Hall of Fame (CJHOF) honors nationally recognized musicians who are Cincinnati natives. The CJHOF preserves jazz, not only through its annual recognition celebration of inductees, but also through scholarships and programs such as master classes. For more information about their scholarships and classes, call 513-207-0476.


Cincinnati is the proud home to a plethora of jazz venues and concerts, of which we have listed below. Frequent these venues as much as you’d like, and be sure to add these concerts to your calendar.


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Upcoming Events:

It’s Commonly Jazz with Mimi Jones
The Greenwich
August 9
9 p.m.
Admission: $5

Jazz At The Memo: The Music of Lennie Tristano
Memorial Hall OTR
August 13
7 p.m.
Admission: $6-$8

Tomoko Omura Jazz Violin Trio
Schwartz’s Point Jazz Club
August 17
8:30 p.m.
Admission: $5

Lynne Fiddmont
Memorial Hall
August 18
8 p.m.
Admission: $20 – $100

Jazz At The Memo: Now Hear This
Memorial Hall OTR
August 20
7 p.m.
Admission: $6-8
Artists: John Zappa, Don Gauck, Mike Darrah, Aaron Jacobs, Jason Smart

Trombone Shorty Voodoo Threauxdown
PNC Pavillion
August 25
7 p.m.
Admission: $20 – $214
Artists: Orleans Avenue, Galactic, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, New Breed Brass Band

Kelly Richey
August 25
8 p.m.
Admission: $10

Jazz At The Memo: Singin’ and Swingin’
Memorial Hall OTR
August 27
7 p.m.
Admission: $6-$8
Artists: Mandy Gaines (vocals), Brad Myers (guitar), Mike Sharfe (bass), Art Gore (drums)

Local Jazz Venues:

Caffe Vivace
975 East McMililan, Cincinnati, OH 45206

Dee Felice Café
Every Thursday – Sunday

529 Main Street, Covington, KY 41011

Härth Lounge
125 West Fourth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

1136 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Memorial Hall
Every Monday

1225 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Revel Urban Winery
Every other Wednesday

111 E 12th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Schwartz’s Point Jazz & Acoustic Club
Every Thursday – Saturday & last Tuesday of the month
1901 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

The Greenwich
2442 Gilbert Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45206

 The Ludlow Garage
342 Ludlow Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45220

The Redmoor
3187 Linwood Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45208

The Symphony Hotel and Restaurant
Every Thursday – Saturday

210 W. 14th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Washington Platform
1000 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202


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Jazz music is 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 near you with All About Jazz, or visit Women of Jazz, Blues and R&B Singers of Cincinnati to find out about new artist 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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  1. Great post. The Harth lounge on Fourth has been killing it on the jazz game recently! You should check them out if you havent.

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