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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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Forest Park Jazz in the Park
Central Park
August 3
5:30 p.m.
Free Entry

Herbie Hancock & Kamasi Washington Concert (Huber Heights)
The Rose Music Center at The Heights
August 7
7:30 p.m.
$23.50 – $78

It’s Commonly Jazz Series with Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra
Seasongood Pavilion at Eden Park
August 15
6 p.m.
Free Entry

A Little Afternoon Musik: Spanish Dances
Cincinnati Art Museum
August 18
4 p.m.

Craig Bailey Quintet
Caffè Vivace
August 24
8:30 p.m.
Free Entry; $10 minimum

Rebirth Brass Band with Cincy Brass
Memorial Hall
September 12
8 p.m.
$20 – $36

Have a night out at one of these Cincinnati Black-owned bars and lounges. 
Grab dinner at any one of these Cincinnati Black-owned restaurants. 
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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.


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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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