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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:

 

Alex Bugnon
February 12th, 8:30 p.m.
$30 – $60
The Ludlow Garage (Clifton)

 

Maysa
February 25th, 8:30 p.m.
$40 – $65
The Ludlow Garage

 

David Sanborn
March 19th, 8:30 p.m.
$40 – $65
The Ludlow Garage (Clifton)

 


Upcoming Cincinnati Jazz Concerts and Festivals:

 

Jazz, The American Music of Freedom: A Tribute to MLK feat. Greg Chako
January 18th, 7 p.m.
$6 – $8
Memorial Hall (OTR)

 

The Keigo Hirakawa Quartet Meets Saxophone
January 25th, 7 p.m.
$6 – $8
Memorial Hall (OTR)

 

The RJQ Plays “Music of Jazz Giants”
January 31st, 7 p.m.
$6 – $8
Memorial Hall (OTR)

 

The Music of Dave Brubeck, feat. Rick Van Matre with the Phil DeGreg Trio
February 7th, 7 p.m.
$6 – $8
Memorial Hall (OTR)

 

Valentines Mambo at the Memo, feat. Mambo Combo
February 14th, 8 p.m.
$6 – $23
Memorial Hall (OTR)

 

John Scofield’s Yankee Go Home featuring Jon Cowherd, Vicente Archer, and Tony Leone
February 18th, 8:30 p.m.
$35 – $65
The Ludlow Garage (Clifton)

 

Billie, Nancy, and Ella: Mandy Gaines celebrates the First Ladies of Jazzwith the Brad Myers Trio
February 21st, 7 p.m.
$6 – $8
Memorial Hall (OTR)

 

Mardi Gras Mambo, feat. Kris Keith and the NOLA-tet
February 28th, 7 p.m.
$6 – $8
Memorial Hall (OTR)

 

Nils and Johnny Brit
March 4th, 8:30 p.m.
$30 – $45
The Ludlow Garage

 

The JJJ Trio
March 14th, 7 p.m.
$6 – $8
Memorial Hall (OTR)

 

Queen of the Queen City: feat Queen City Cabaret
March 21st, 7 p.m.
$6 – $8
Memorial Hall (OTR)

 

Journey into Night: Joshua Espinoza Trio
March 28th, 7 p.m.
$6 – $8
Memorial Hall (OTR)

 

Celebrating the Hammond Organ Trio: Past, Present, and Futurewith Steve Schmidt Organ Trio
April 4th, 7 p.m.
$6 – $8
Memorial Hall (OTR)

 

The Taylor Nelson Trio: A Tribute to Jazz Guitar
April 11th, 7 p.m.
$6 – $8
Memorial Hall (OTR)

 

Keiko Matsui
April 15th, 8:30 p.m.
$30 – $60
The Ludlow Garage (Clifton)

 

A Tribute to Kenny Garrett, featuring the Cole Baker Trio
April 18th, 7 p.m.
$6-$8
Memorial Hall (OTR)

 

A Salute to Louis Armstrong feat. Scott Belck’s Limehouse Ramblers
April 24th, 7 p.m.
$6-$8
Memorial Hall (OTR)

 

Euge Groove
April 29th, 8:30 p.m.
$35 – $65
The Ludlow Garage (Clifton)

 

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

 


Cincinnati Jazz Clubs and Venues:

 

Caffe Vivace
Check out their website for bands and days
975 East McMillan Street (Walnut Hills)
513-601-9897

 

Dee Felice Cafe
Friday and Saturday from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
529 Main Street (Covington)
859-261-2365

 

Fountain Square
Frequently hosts jazz events
520 Vine Street (Downtown)
513-621-4400

 

Japp’s – Since 1879
Check out their website for bands and days
1134 Main Street (Downtown)
513-381-0674

 

Latitudes Bar & Bistro
Check out their website for bands and days
7454 Beechmont Avenue (Anderson)
513-827-9146

 

Nostalgia Wine & Jazz Lounge
Check out their website for bands and days
1432 Vine Street (OTR)
513-400-8624

 

Orchids at Palm Court
Check out their website for bands and days
35 W 5th Street #2801 (Downtown)
513-564-6465

 

Revel Urban Winery
Last Fridays of the month
111 E 12th Street (OTR)
513-579-9463

 

Schwartz’s Point Jazz & Acoustic Club
Thursday – Sunday; Check website for times
1901 Vine Street (OTR)
513-208-4466

 

The Blind Lemon
Check out their website for bands and days
693 Hatch Street (Mount Adams)
513-241-3885

 

The Greenwich Bar
First and second Fridays at 9 p.m.
First and final Thursdays at 8:30 p.m.
2442 Gilbert Avenue (Walnut Hills)
513-221-1151

 

The Symphony Hotel and Restaurant
Friday and Saturday from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
210 W. 14th Street (OTR)
513-721-3353

 

Washington Park
Frequently hosts jazz events
1230 Elm Street (OTR)
513-621-4400

 


 

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.  

Many of the events and venues require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for entry. Find a location in Hamilton County for free daily COVID-19 testing and vaccinations.

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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7 comments

  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.

  2. 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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