Jazz Clubs JAPAN

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Jazz-In Lovely. 1-10-15 Higashizakura Higashi-ku Nagoya-Shi Aichi Tel: 81-52-951-6085

Blue Note. Mana House B2F 3-22-20 Nishiki, Naka-ku, Nagoya Tel: 052-961-6311. [Hour: Weekdays 17:30- 20:30- SA/SU/Holidays 17:00- 20:00- Live:Weekdays 18:30- 21]


Mingus. 1-7 Omachi. Fukushima city. Tel: 81-24-522-5341. Fax: 81-245-9668. [contact: Satoshi Matuura. Playing jazz LPs & CDs like Bluenote,Prestage etc. and Japanese musician's.Sometime having gigs by famous Japanese musicians like Sadao Watanabe,Tomoki Takahashi & others.Be-bop jam session is once a month.Open Monday to Saturday 7pm to midnight.]

Sone Jazz Club. 1-24-10 Nakayamate-dori Chuo-ku. Tel: +81 78 221 205.5 [in existence since 1961, Sone is run by the Sone family. Four sets of live music are played every night, starting at 6:50, and the action often centers around a piano trio with rotating guest vocalists. The musicians are a mix of Japanese and visiting foreigners. Spacious and relaxed, Sone serves pizza, pasta, and salads.]


Livespot Rag. 521 Kamiosakamachi Kiyamachidori-Sanjou-noboru Chukyo-ku Kyoto-Shi Kyoto Tel: 81-75-241-0446[Jazz, acoustic, fusion, and rork. Open nightly from 6pm to 3am, with live music 7:30 to 10:30pm. ]


Groovy. 1398 Kitaishidoumachi Nagano-Shi Nagano Tel: 81-262-27-0480


The Royal Horse. Tel: 06-6312-8958


Tableaux Lounge. Sunroser Daikanyama B1, 11-6 sarugaku-cho Tel: 03-5489-2202 [contact: Global Dining Inc. Live vocal or piano jazz nightly featuring talents from all over the world. Song requests welcome. Live music from approximately 9pm to 1am (varies each night) Open from 7pm to 4am. See website for food/drink/cigar menus.]


Aketa No Mise. 3-21-13 Nishiogi-Kita Suginami-ku Tokyo Tel: 81-3-3395-9507 [Aketa no Mise is an institution among the Jazz Bars in Tokyo. There is not set style to the music; you might find improv, Latin style or vocalists. Drinks are on the cheap side, and there's a great atmosphere. 7.30pm-11pm (Saturday until 1.30am; closed on Sundays)]

B-Flat Jazz Club. 6-6-4, Sakae Bldg B1, Akasaka, Minato-ku. Tel: 03-5563-2563 Fax: 03-5563-2564. [contact: Suzuki san This roomy, classy sound space, in Minato-ku, features a great grand piano and stage crew. Usually the owner, Suzuki san, will meet you warmly as you enter. 100 meters from 5A exit, Akasaka Station on Chiyoda Subway line As you walk up the street, just look for the bright red door.]

Blues Alley. 1-3-14 Meguro. Tokyo. Tel: 03-5496-4381 [contact: Shinji Takahashi. One of the most prestigious Jazz Clubs in Japan where the best jazz and fusion musicians are performing with best sound quality and food.]

Blue Note Tokyo. 5-13-3 Minami-Aoyama Minato-ku Tokyo Tel: 81-3-3407-5781

Body And Soul. 6-13-9 Minami-Aoyama Minato-ku Tokyo. Tel: 81-3-5466-3348 [Since 1974, this low-ceilinged, tiny but cozy basement club with only a few tables and a long bar gives everyone a good view of its mostly jazz performances by Japanese and foreign musicians. Hours are Monday to Saturday 7pm to midnight, with performances at 8:30 and 10:20pm.]

 Buddy. 1-77-8 Asahigaoka Nerima-ku Tokyo Tel: 81-3-3953-1152

Dream. 6-4-17 Giza Chuuou-ku Tokyo Tel: 81-3-3571-7585

Donfan Live Jazz Bar. 2-32-8 B1 Minami Otsuka, Toshima-ku, Tokyo. Tel 03-3945-0529 {A long-established jazz bar in Otsuka, which is celebrating its 42nd year since its opening. A gateway to musicians.}

Dug. 3-20-6 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tel: 03-3354-7776 Fax: 03-3974-7776 [contact: Hozumi Nakadaira. The oldest and one of the most famous Jazz Bar in Shinjuku or in Japan. Small but very nice place. The owner is aslo very famous Jazz photographer and there are many pictures of the Jazz Giants(Miles Davis, John Coltrane and more) teken by him. Some live music every month and you can see the schedule on it's website(great players from Japan, US, and Europe play for this place and the charge is very inexpensive). Very friendly atomosphere]

Jazz Bird. Kobayashi Bldg. basement, 3-13-1 Minami-aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0000 Tel: +81 3 5474 2702, Fax: +81 3 5474 2703 [contact: Miyo Suzuki (vocal, piano)

Jazz Spot 'J'. 5-1-1 Shinjuku Shinjuku-ku Tokyo Tel: 81-3-3354-0335 [A long-established club with a mission to provide quality mainstream jazz at affordable prices, 'J' is a favorite with the younger generation of jazz aficionados. It features a program centered on young Japanese musicians, but also stages concerts by the some of the top established stars, especially those that cut their teeth in the club over past years. There is seating for 90, and light refreshments and alcohol are available. It is well worth a visit for anyone who wants to experience the roots of Japanese jazz.]

JZBrat Jazz Club. 26-1 Sakuragaoka , Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel 2F Tokyo. Tel: +81 3 5728 0168. [A supper and Jazz club. JZ Brat is one of the most fashionable venues in Shibuya. Choose from an extensive menu of western and oriental dishes while listening to great music in a sophisticated setting. Open: Monday to Thursday - 6:00 pm to midnight Friday - 6:00 pm to 4:00 am Saturday - 6:00 pm to 4:00 am]

 Kennys Bar. Tel:03-5391-1073

Miles Cafe. 1-8-8 Ikebukuro. city: Toshima-ku. Tokyo. Tel: 81-3-5951-6807 [contact: Ayumi Hoshikawa. Jam session & live music Everyday. A grand piano,Hammond Organ,Rhodes,Contrabass and drum set are there. We have jazz clubs "Miles' Cafe\\\" in Tokyp and New York.]

 New York Bar. 3-7-1-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku Park Tower Building, Shinjuku-ku. Tel: 81 3 5322 1234 Fax: 81 3 5322 1288 [contact: Park Hyatt. Breathtaking view of Tokyo from the 52nd floor of the Shinjuku Park Tower. Dinner served in the adjacent New York Grill, as well as three other dining venues in the hotel]

Organ Jazz Club. Numabukuro 1-34-4 B1, Nakano-Ku. Tel: 03-3388-2040 [The club's name gives it away, doesn't it? One of the few places in town with a real Hammond Organ, this place is a must-visit if you like your jazz to be funky. Live gigs almost every night.]

 Someday. Kagurazaka-U Bld B1 Tenjincho Shinjyuku-Ku. Tel: 03-5261-2518 (81-3-5261-2518)


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