The city of Cambridge is well known for being a hub of art, culture and music. So, it’s no real surprise that the city also boasts a great selection of live music nights to choose from with every genre covered including of course, jazz and swing. There are a number of fantastic jazz venues dotted around the city and events can be found happening most weekends, as well as throughout the week.
With such a variety of places to suit every taste and pocket, it can be difficult to know where to go for the best experience. After all, when it comes to jazz music it’s as much about the atmosphere and vibe as it is about the location and the menu.
To help you on your way, our resident Jazz lovers here at Clayton Hotel Cambridge have compiled a helpful list of what we think are the best venues for jazz music nearby.
Cambridge Modern Jazz Club
13 Glebe Way, Histon
Cambridge Modern Jazz Club prides itself on being the home of jazz in the city of Cambridge, and it’s not wrong. Located close to hotels in central Cambridge and near to Clayton Hotel Cambridge, the Modern Jazz Club offers a great selection of live music to enjoy in this truly intimate setting; if you’re looking for an authentic contemporary jazz experience to savour during your visit, this really is a great choice. The Cambridge Modern Jazz Club currently organise events at Hidden Rooms.
Alimentum Jazz Club
152-154 Hills Road
The Alimentum Jazz Club can be found at the Alimentum Restaurant, a short distance from Clayton Hotel Cambridge. Jazz nights are held often and welcome the talents of many established jazz music industry names, as well as providing a platform for local artists and up and coming stars too. Alimentum Jazz Club is ideal for those who want to combine their love of jazz with good food and good company.
Cambridge Junction is one of the city’s top live music venues, with frequent gigs and concerts appealing to every section of the local community and providing a great option for visitors to the city to be entertained. As the range of events varies greatly at Cambridge Junction, they often include jazz acts and bands.
Hot Numbers Coffee
5/6 Dales Brewery, Gwydir Street
Hot Numbers Coffee combines jazz music with an atmospheric coffee shop experience. With a resident jazz band and a fantastic menu, Hot Numbers Coffee is ideal for anyone who wants to see and experience jazz music in a relaxed environment. Grab a coffee, sit back and enjoy!
Whether you are looking to get to know some local jazz acts or you’re interested in seeing some of the more established stars in the industry, you won’t be disappointed in what is on offer in Cambridge. There really is something for everyone, ranging from small and intimate clubs to much larger venues.