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Herbie Hancock (An American jazz musician) said ‘Jazz is about being in the moment.’ The newest couple of Bollywood Hrithik Roshan and Saba Azad were spotted candidly enjoying their time together in the Ronnie Scot’s Jazz Club in Soho, London. This is one of the oldest and finest jazz clubs in the world. They are known to have featured legendary and popular artists in modern and fusion style jazz music. Big names like Kurt Elling and Wynton Marsalis are often heard casually here. The only way to know what goes on inside this club is by being present and in the moment as photography and filming are strictly prohibited.
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If you have already striked Ronnie’s off your list and can’t get enough of Jazz then this handpicked list is a must-read. Explore London’s top 5 jazz bars for some good melody –
Louie, Covet Garden
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Make the most of your holiday with the experience that you will get in the stylish ambience of Louie. The place is said to be a well-balanced blend of four cities invoking the elegance of Paris, the warmth of New Orleans and the bold but playful characteristic of New York, set on London’s stage. Order an ashet of oysters or hand-cut streak–whatever be on your table be sure to savour it with a side of live jazz performance for a soul-soothing vibe.
To make reservations – https://louie-london.com/
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It is a not-for-profit club with an experimental element to it. It is the beacon of contemporary jazz and is world-renowned. Along with the regulars, they also host an annual music festival. The vibe of the place is welcoming and unpretentious which makes it worth a visit.
To make reservations – vortexjazz.co.uk
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Jazz from the 1930s in a classic environment–this is the place to be! The speakeasy-style subterranean bar has live jazz and blues delivering a magical atmosphere to all the attendees. The attentive service, descending stairs and refreshing cocktails will sway your mood into the enchanted. Booking has to be made 90 days prior to the visit.
To make reservations – barnightjar.com
606 Club, Chelsea
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Been in business since the year 1976, this is one of the busiest clubs with live music every night ranging beyond jazz to groove, blues, funk and Latin. The setting is quite intimate behind an unnamed door and will instantly transport you into a movie scene. This basement club gives a chance to enjoy relaxed surroundings paired with good food and wine along with exquisite music.
To make reservations – 606club.co.uk
The Bull’s Head, Barnes
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One-of-a-kind place with six decades of prestigious heritage, The Bull’s Head is a unique and an iconic neighbourhood pub. It is located along the riverside Thames and is considered as one of the gems of London. The food and the music are packed with flavour and hence the place is often referred to as the Ronnie Scott’s of the suburban area.
To make reservations – thebullsheadbarnes.com