Believe it or not, Rome’s jazz scene offers one of the best nights out the city has to offer. This jazz scene is rich and exciting, definitely something not to be missed! Just as the fall weather arrives and you start looking for a place that is cosy with a soothing atmosphere where you can enjoy the sound of jazz music, read our guide to find the best jazz clubs in town!
Alexanderplatz Jazz Club | Via Ostia 9
This is the oldest jazz club in the city and as such it leads the way for jazz in Rome. It is a place where many of the most prominent musicians from the world of jazz, blues and soul have performed. Offering a concise but impressive list of drinks, you are bound to find something you like, and if looking to dine- that is an option too. There is a very cosmopolitan feel to Alexanderplatz, a special blend of experimental and elegant.
Casa Del Jazz | Viale di Porta Ardeatina 55
Located in the heart of Rome, inside a large park, is an auditorium of Casa Del Jazz that seats 150 people. This beautiful venue in a lush green environment has the first-rate surrounding system to pass on the music of many internationally renowned artists. This is also the space for lesser-known musicians, with a motivation to be the place that encourages and promotes local jazz.
Gregory’s Jazz club | Via Gregoriana 54/a
This is not a place only to listen to exceptional jazz musicians, but also a place where you can book a table to enjoy world-class drinks (they offer around 130 different labels of Scotch whiskey) and delicious food. This intimate jazz club, located right above the Spanish Steps, has an atmosphere that takes you on a journey of the magnificent jazz both with classical and refreshing sounds from international and local artists.
Cotton Club | Via Bellinzona 2
This popular jazz hangout evokes the 1930s New York both with its name and the interior. There is a rich selection of music that ranges from Jazz, Latin Jazz, Fusion to Contemporary Jazz. A great place to enjoy some smooth tunes with a free-of-charge buffet with finger food as well as an array of other menu options and great cocktails.
Elegance cafè jazz club | Via Francesco Carletti 5
Elegance cafe jazz club is a bit more than just a jazz club. If you are a fan of good music, mixology cocktails and Italian modern cuisine, then this is the perfect place for soaking up sounds of Italian and international artists as they play a range of traditional and contemporary jazz. Expect on Tuesdays “Jazz and the City” which presents new Roman discoveries, jam sessions on Wednesdays, the best jazz proposals on Thursdays, jazz fused with soul and funk on Fridays, premiere concerts on Saturdays and big band performances on Sundays.
Charity Cafè | Via Panisperna 68
This hidden gem is situated in the infamous Monti neighbourhood. Hosting live jazz from Tuesday to Sunday, you won’t be anything short of entertaining. In this relaxing atmosphere, you can enjoy the sounds of jazz and blues with great drinks followed by an apperitivo. This will be a discovery that you will be wanting to come back to again.
Big Mamma | Vicolo di S. Francesco a Ripa 18
With their 35th season just opened, it is certainly going to be an exciting one at the famous Big Mamma. Sharing their love for blues and jazz since 1984, this is a place that never fails to impress which is why we highly recommend it. The combination of excellent music, amazing atmosphere, good drinks and its central location makes this a perfect choice for a night out.
Tram Jazz | Around Rome
Here is a great jazz experience with a really cool twist. Candlelight dinner tables, live jazz music and a historic cable car make up for an unforgettable night. While you journey through Rome in an authentic tram there will be stops which are breathtaking to be seen at night, a really fun way to explore Rome at night. Altogether, this is an ideal way for a celebration or just an amusing night out in Rome.