The Bop Stop. 2920 Detroit Ave. Tel: 216-771-6551. [contact: Anita Nonneman and Ron Busch. The emphasis of The Bop Stop is the presentation of the finest in jazz music, with a strong emphasis on local talent although we have brought in national talent from time to time.]
Nighttown. 12387 Cedar Road. Tel: 216-795-0550 [Jazz six nights a week. National acts every week. Recent past artists have been Flora Purim, Benny Golson, Eric Reed, David Fathead Newman, Dave Liebman, Ray Brown, Benny Greene, Brian Auger, Freddy Cole, McCoy Tyner, Chucho Valdez, Jane Monheit, and many more.
No place in Greater Cleveland can match the spectacular ambiance of Nighttown. Since 1965, Nighttown has been known for its unique atmosphere, cool vibe, great food, fabulous music, intimacy and warmth. Treat your guests to an exceptional dining experience among the priceless art, leaded and Tiffany glass that enhance Nighttown. You can choose from our three bars and three distinctly different rooms to host your party in, including our fabulous year-round, glass enclosed, heated patio featuring a dramatic full-wall waterfall.
And with music every night, Nighttown is the only club in Ohio on Down Beat's list of The 100 Best Jazz Clubs in the World.]
Blue Wisp Jazz Club. 318 East Eighth Street. Tel: 513-241-9477 Fax: 5132410431 [contact: Eddie Felson. Open seven days a week. Showtimes are Sunday through Wednesday, 9 p.m.-midnight; Thursday, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; and Friday and Saturday, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.]
|Bob Roetker - Blue Wisp Jazz Club
501 Jazz Bar. 501 North Park Street. Tel: 614-464-0882 [This jazz bar has plenty of room for dancing, or a back room for those who want to talk. Local jazz musician, teacher, co-host of WCBE's "Jazz Sunday", Jim Maneri, performs and holds an open jam session on Tuesday nights. Then he books acts for the bar's six-night schedule. This is a nice, relaxing place to go and hang out.]
|Lonnie Plaxico Group - 501 Jazz Bar
Gilly's. 132 S. Jefferson St. Tel: 937-228-8414 [contact: Jerry Gillotti. Gilly's has a long history as one of the few places in Ohio where a fan can see major acts, such as Elvin Jones, Steve Morse, or Wayne Shorter, in an intimate club setting. Proprietor Jerry Gillotti is a true jazz fan - the entrance is plastered with pictures of him with many of the legends of the last 30 years - and also likes to give the best local talent (not always jazz!) exposure, either on their own or as opening acts for the big names. Gilly's is near the heart of downtown Dayton, with convenient parking in a city-owned structure, and serves a wide variety of beverages]
Jazz Central 2931 E. Third St. Dayton, Tel: 937-254-8130 [contact:Charles Stone. Dayton's Hippest jazz club featuring the weekly Thursday performances by the Jazz Central Big band. Sunday night open jam sessions.]
Murphy' Place. 151 Water St. Tel: 419-241-7732 Fax: 419-241-7734 [contact: Clifford Murphy and Joan Russell. Straight Ahead Jazz - 6 nights, closed Sun. features house band with Claude Black, piano, Clifford Murphy, upright bass, Sean Dobbins, drums. Guests on Fri. and Sat. nights. National recording artists monthly. Full menu features cajun, steaks, and fish. Simple but delicious cooked-to-order food. Now in second year of sponsoring Jazz Master Series Program where national artists performing at the club also present clinics at Toledo Public Schools]