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MASSACHUSETTS Jazz Clubs

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ACTON

Acton Jazz Cafe. 452 The Great Road. (Behind The Workers' Credit Center). Tel: 978-263-6161. Tel: 978-263-6161. [The Acton Jazz Cafe is one of the most highly regarded venues for live jazz and blues in New England. Just 24 miles west of Boston, the cafe offers live music every night (closed Mondays), an intimate, artistic, smoke-free atmosphere, and free parking. We have a full bar and restaurant, with select wines and beers, and a delicious dinner, snack and dessert menu]
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BEVERLY

Chianti Jazz Lounge. 285 Cabot Street, Beverly. Tel: (978) 921-2233 (café) Fax:(978) 921-1337 [A quarter century after the legendary Sandy’s Jazz Revival closed its doors, Beverly, MA is once again on the musical map. In their 2011 & 2012 International Venue Guides, Downbeat Magazine has named Chianti Jazz Lounge as one of the top great jazz rooms in the world! Join us in celebrating Beverly’s return to jazz prominence.]
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BOSTON

Bob the Chef's Jazz Cafe. 604 Columbus Avenue. Tel: 617-536-6204 Fax: 617-536-0907 [contact: Darryl Settles. A Boston institution since 1957, Bob the Chef's Jazz Café serves traditional southern cuisine along with Cajun favorites. Located at 604 Columbus Avenue in Boston's South End, Bob the Chef's is also known as a destination for the area's best live jazz, rhythm and blues. Live music is offered every Thursday through Saturday night, along with performances during Bob's Sunday Jazz Buffet Brunch.Hours are Sunday, Jazz Brunch from 10am to 2:30pm and dinner from 2:30pm to 10pm; Monday through Thursday, from 5pm - 10pm; and Friday and Saturday, lunch and dinner, 11:30am -- 12am]
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Scullers. 400 Soldiers Field Road. Tel: 617-562-4111 Fax: 617-783-8034. [For 15 years the legendary Scullers Jazz Club has played host to the biggest names in straight ahead, Latin and contemporary jazz, as well as blues, soul, R&B, cabaret and world music. Led by jazz impresario Fred Taylor, the 200-seat Scullers Jazz Club has become a true Boston landmark offering spectacular views of the Boston's skyline and the Charles River that serve as the perfect backdrop for world-class entertainment you won't see anywhere else in Boston.]
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Wally's Cafe. 427 Massachusetts Ave. Tel: 617-424-1408 Fax:617-424-8340 [In 1979 Wally closed its original location at 428 Massachusetts Avenue and moved across the street to 427 Massachusetts Avenue the present location of the nightclub. Wally's Café now features live music 365 days a year. Many of the musicians are professionals, but Wally's still maintains its tradition of providing students with a stage to perfect their craft.]
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CAMBRIDGE

Cantab Lounge. 738 Mass Avenue. Tel: 354-2685
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Regattabar Jazz Club. One Bennett Street. Tel: 617-395-7757 [contact: Blue Note New York. A sleek club with two-story windows overlooking Harvard Square, the atmosphere is sophisti-casual, and the sightlines and acoustics are excellent, which is probably why artists like Branford Marsalis and Joshua Redman return again and again. It’s been Boston’s top jazz venue for nearly 20 years, and we have our fingers crossed that Regattabar’s new booking agency, Blue Note … will uphold the standards set by [its previous booking agent.] Top flight talent in a swanky club setting on the edge of Harvard Square? Short of Django Reinhardt coming back from the dead, we can’t think of anything better.]
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FRAMINGHAM

Amazing Things Arts Center @ Java Jim's Coffee House. 55 Nicholas Rd Tel: 781-772-1945 [Jazz jam every Tuesday night and a Cabaret Open Mike with a feature on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays]
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GREAT BARRINGTON

Castle Street Cafe. 10 Castle Street, Great Barrington. Tel: 413.528.5244 [Contact: Michael Ballon . When the opportunity arose to expand Castle Street Café, I knew I wanted to create a venue for live jazz in the Berkshires. I hoped to continue a tradition established at The Music Inn in Lenox, which became, in the 1950s, a haven for some of America’s greatest jazz performers. The Celestial Bar at Castle Street Café opened in December 1997 with Nat King Cole’s baby grand piano gracing the stage (the piano has since been retired) and William Gottlieb’s classic photographs of jazz greats from the 1930s and ’40s lining the walls. Live Jazz every Fri & Sat]
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HAVERHILL

Chit Chat Lounge. 103 Washington St, Haverhill, MA 01832 Tel: (978) 374-9710 [Sunday Jazz from 6-10 pm. The “Chit Chat” has enjoyed decades of music history, with performing artists playing the room at all stages of their success; rough and ready to seasoned and acclaimed; some of the best in the music industry.]
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METHUEN

Sahara Club. 34 Bates St. Methuen, Tel: 978-683-9200 [Tuesdays. 7.30-10.00 pm.]
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SHERBORN

Sherborn Inn. 33 North Main St., Sherborn. Tel: (800) 552-9742 [Tuesday's Jazz Series 7pm-9:30pm. 2nd Thursday of Every Month The New Black Eagle Jazz Band]
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SOMERVILLE

Johnny Dee's. 17 Holland St. Tel: 617-776-9667 [Jazz brunch]
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WALTHAM

The Mad Raven. 841 Main Street. Tel: 781-894-8188 [contact: Mark McAuliffe. The Mad Raven hosts Sunday Jazz Brunch featuring live music from the World Headquarters Band. Sunday from 11am-3pm]
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