Paris Jazz?
May 1, 2007 12:27 AM   Subscribe

Where are the best places to hear jazz in Paris?

We'll be spending a couple of weeks in Paris (in the 9th and 4th) next month and we'd like to take in some live music. I know of the New Morning — what else is there?
posted by timeistight to Media & Arts (8 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
The Rue des Lombards in the first arrondissement is known for its excellent jazz clubs.
posted by celine at 1:49 AM on May 1, 2007

The Rue des Lombards

Excellent suggestion.
posted by Wolof at 5:47 AM on May 1, 2007

Well, I mean, what do you like?

My hands-down favorite is Le Caveau des Oubliettes. Excellent jazz, played energetically and creatively in the basement of a bar in the 5ème.

It's not fancy, though. It's a basement. Are you looking for fancy? Your use of the word "we" indicates there may be fancy date action afoot...
posted by rush at 9:53 AM on May 1, 2007

Response by poster: Fancy isn't an issue. We'll be having the fancy date action elsewhere.

Is Le Caveau des Oubliettes the place with the jive-dancing crowd? We've been there; it was fun and we'll probably go back, but I'm looking for slightly more music-focused (as opposed to dancing- or scene-focused) places.
posted by timeistight at 10:35 AM on May 1, 2007

You might try Le Slow Club on a Wednesday night. It's at 130, rue de Rivoli. Great wine cellar atmosphere and a friendly, mixed crowd.
posted by TheNakedPixel at 10:44 AM on May 1, 2007

Response by poster: Sorry rush. I got my Caveaus mixed up. Turns out I was thinking of Le Caveau de la Huchette, not Le Caveau des Oubliettes.

Thanks for all the suggestions. I'll see how many we can get to and report back in six weeks or so.
posted by timeistight at 11:46 AM on May 1, 2007

I'd like to formally second Le Caveau de la Huchette for quality jazz, if not for romantic atmosphere.
posted by TheNakedPixel at 8:18 PM on May 1, 2007

Actually, both are good. For straight jazz, though, I'd stick with Oubliettes. I hope we helped, and can't wait to hear about the fun you will have had.

posted by rush at 9:01 AM on May 3, 2007

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