Ever since the 369th Harlem Infantry band "played" their way through the city, jazz music has always had a special place in the heart of Parisians. Here we share with you some of the best venues to listen to live jazz in the city...


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SUNSET SUNSIDE

This venue is one of the best places to listen to live jazz in the city. It is cosy and inviting, and has some excellent acoustics which make listening to the music a real pleasure. 

Open 5:30pm-2am daily
Concert times vary

60 Rue des Lombards
1st arrondissement

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NEW MORNING

© Timeout Paris

© Timeout Paris

This venue has hosted some well known names- Art Blakey, Archie Shepp and Chet Baker among others. Currently, they also host other genres such as reggae, folk and rock but they are true to their jazz roots.

Opening times vary according to their program

7-9 rue des Petites Ecuries

10th arrondissement 

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CAVEAU DE LA HUCHETTE

© Caveau de la Huchette

© Caveau de la Huchette

This venue is in fact a converted wine cellar and today hosts some of the best jazz nights in Paris.  A popular venue for the last 60 years , many post-war jazz names have performed here.

Open Monday to Thursday and Sunday: 9:30pm- 2:30am
Friday and Saturday: 9:30pm- 4am

5 rue de la Huchette
5th arrondissement

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DUC DES LOMBARDS

© Philippe Marchin

© Philippe Marchin

A flagship address in the Paris jazz scene, this venue attracts high class performers and is one of the best jazz venues in the city.  

Concerts from Monday to Saturday: 7:30pm and 9:30pm
After Hours/Jam Sessions and free admission (compulsory drinks) every Friday and Saturday from 11:30pm

42 Rue des Lombards
1st arrondissement

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CAVEAU DES OUBLIETTES

© Caveau des Oubliettes

© Caveau des Oubliettes

Another basement venue with excellent acoustics- head here especially on Tuesday night which is a dedicated jazz music night!

52 rue Galande
5th arrondissement 

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