OHIO Jazz Clubs
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) 721-5624 Fax: (216) 721-6533 [contact: Jim Wadsworth-Music Mgr. 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. 700 Race St. Tel: 513-241-9477 Fax: 5132410431 [contact: Eddie Felson. Cincinnati's historic Blue Wisp Jazz Club and Restaurant features national and local acts seven days a week in a casual dining atmosphere. hours: sunday thru thurs 5p-midnight;fri/sat 5p-2am. full kitchen and bar.]
Dick’s Den. 2417 N High St. Tel: 614.268.9573 [one of the city’s main and longstanding jazz venues. In existence since the 1960?s, Dick’s Den provides live music and primarily jazz 7 nights a week. This is where the regulars go in Columbus and most nights you will find local jazz musicians hanging out here until the bar closes around 2AM. You will find great live jazz here any night of the week.]
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.]