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Music puts everyone in a good mood!

Upgrade your mood at these Cincinnati jazz concerts and venues.


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Cincinnati Jazz Venues – 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 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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Check out our featured events:

Jazz in BloomJazz in Bloom
Cincinnati Art Museum
October 19

Enjoy a lovely evening of delightful food, cocktails surrounded by beautiful flower arrangements and jazz from Mark Hampton and The Jazz Experience and local famed saxophonist Ed Thomas. Tickets are $60 and must be purchased in advance online. The show starts at 6 p.m.


Mark Lomax JazzMark Lomax Classical Jazz Concert
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
October 27

Mark Lomax along with members of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra will perform an hour-long excerpt from his 400: An Afrikan Epic. This piece highlight the Black culture through classical and jazz music. Entry to this event is FREE with museum admission. It starts at 3 p.m.


Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra
The Redmoor
October 17
7 p.m.
$10 – $20


Kentucky Symphony Orchestra Classical Jazz Soufflé
Greaves Concert Hall (Northern Kentucky University)
October 19
7:30 p.m.
$19 – $35


Eric Lechliter & Josh Kline
First Unitarian Church
October 27
2 p.m.
$10 – $20


The Music of Stevie Wonder
Corbett Auditorium
November 3
7 p.m.
$10 and up


An Evening of Jazz
Symmes Township Branch Library
November 6
7 p.m.
Free Entry


Marcus Miller Concert
Ludlow Garage
November 8
8:30 p.m.
$45 – $85


Jazz of the Month Club
Downtown Main Library
November 16
3 p.m.
Free Entry


Saving Our Love For Them featuring Mandy Gaines
The Redmoor
November 21
7 p.m.
$10 – $20


Jazz in the Afternoon
Hyde Park Branch Library
November 30
4:30 p.m.
Free Entry


The Sound of Music
First Unitarian Church
December 1
2 p.m.
$10 – $20


Have A Funky Christmas
The Redmoor
December 12
7 p.m.


Marcus Roberts
Music Hall
January 31
8 p.m.
$25 and up


Phil DeGreg & Joe Lukasik
First Unitarian Church
February 2
2 p.m.
$10 – $20


Local Jazz Venues:

Caffe Vivace
975 East McMillan, 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


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.

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.


The Voice of Black Cincinnati is a media company designed to educate, recognize and create opportunities for African Americans in the region. Visit our homepage, explore other articles, subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on Facebook for local news, events, job postings, scholarships and a database of local Black-owned businesses.

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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.

  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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