There are many reasons why Rome is regarded as one of the world’s most enchanting cities. Besides offering mesmerizing views of the past, the city also remains a milestone in Italian cuisine and art. The musical scene, especially the jazz scene, is not to be missed. Here are our five favorite jazz clubs in Rome for those who are looking to make the most of their stay in Italy’s capital.
This not-for-profit cultural association was founded in 2000 and is one of the most remarkable places to listen to quality music with dinner and drinks today. It offers free wi-fi and is open to all sorts of events: aperitivo, business meetings, seminars, book presentations, readings, and even theatrical representations. The décor is refined and elegant, the predominantly white walls adding to the trendy vibe.
La Casa del Jazz stretches across three buildings which used to belong to the local mafia and were confiscated by the city of Rome once their activity was halted. The mayor at the time, Mayor Veltroni, strongly supported and encouraged the transformation of these buildings and had a memorial stone built in order to commemorate all those who have suffered at the hands of the mafia. La Casa del Jazz rose from the ashes of this suffering and offers local jazz music to those who have an ear for it.
Gregory’s Jazz Club is not only for those with a passion for jazz, but also for those who enjoy drinking quality whisky, wine, beer, and ale. It offers around 130 different labels of Scotch whisky from different areas of Scotland; Scottish and English beers; and a diverse selection of wines that caters to even the most knowledgeable customers. Bookings are strongly encouraged, with each standard concert costing 15 euros, inclusive of the first drink.
Opened in 2005, the Cotton Club recalls 1930s New York in more than just the name: the interior is decorated in a truly retro fashion, with white cloths draping both the round tables and the chairs, and ornate curtains hung to the sides of the room. There is a free-of-charge buffet with finger food as well as a selection of pasta and meat on the menu. The cuisine is clearly Mediterranean and jazzes up traditional dishes, including home-made desserts and standard and original cocktails.