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Jazz in Bristol | Jazz clubs in Bristol

Jazz in Bristol

With an array of Bristol Jazz clubs and bars, a trip to the city isn't complete without a visit. You'll find anything from traditional to new wave.

Whether you'd prefer to hang out in one of the coolest Jazz venues in the South West, or go for a relaxed meal with a side-serving of jazz, here's our definitive guide to the best gig venues that the city has to offer:

The Old Duke

Where: King Street

When: Daily

Entry: Free

About: The Old Duke is a music venue situated in the heart of Bristol, famous for its live traditional, New Orleans inspired Jazz music.

More recently the venue has added Blues and modern Jazz bands to its program and now has live music on every night of the week as well as on Sunday lunch times.

Address: 45 King St, Bristol BS1 4ER

Telephone: 0117 927 7137

The Bristol Fringe

Where: Clifton

When: Every Thursday

Entry: From £8.00

About: The Bristol Fringe hosts a quality evening of jazz every Thursday night.

The warm and welcoming pub boasts a cool laid back atmosphere and an incredible range of wines, beers and snacks - making it the perfect spot for jazz lovers.

Address: 32 Princess Victoria St, Clifton Village, Bristol BS8 4BZ

Telephone: 0117 330 0900

St George's

Where: Park Street

When: Various dates

Entry: From £8.00

About: St George’s Bristol is one of the country’s leading concert halls. It boasts a superb acoustic and unique atmosphere which frequently attracts the world’s finest Jazz artists.

Address: Great George St, Bristol, Avon BS1 5RR

Telephone: 0845 402 4001

The Be-Bop Club

Where: Hotwell Road

When: Various dates

Entry: From £6.00

About: The Be-Bop Club, Bristol’s longest running modern jazz club.

The venue has recently received a grant from Jazz Services and the PRS Foundation to assist with their 2013 - 2014 programme.

Address: Bear Yard Mews, Bristol BS8 4SD

Telephone: 0117 987 7796

Colston Hall

Where: Colston Street

When: Various dates

Entry: From £0.00 upwards

About: Colston Hall is Bristol’s largest concert hall.

Having firmly established itself as one of Bristol's most popular arts venues, Colston regularly hosts a series of affordable jazz events.

Address: Colston St, Bristol BS1 5AR

Telephone: 0117 922 3686


Where: Bristol Harbour

When: Various dates

Entry: From £0.00 upwards

About: Thekla is a cargo ship which houses a music venue of the same name, moored in the Mud Dock area of Bristol's Floating Harbour. 

The quirky venue hosts a range of music events at various times throughout the month including both classic and new age jazz. 

Address: The Grove, East Mud Dock, Bristol BS1 4RB

Telephone: 0117 929 3301

The Tunnels

Where: Lower Approach Road

When: Various dates

Entry: From £0.00 upwards

About: The Tunnels is an inndependent live music and club venue housed in two old former railway arches which have been totally transformed to offer an exciting new live music environment.

Address: 32 Bristol & Exeter Mews, Lower Approach Rd, Bristol, Avon BS1 6QF

Telephone: 0845 605 0255

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