Madrid's Best Jazz Clubs And Bars

2GEWKDJ Jazz musicians at The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen, Scotland
2GEWKDJ Jazz musicians at The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen, Scotland | © Colin Black / Alamy Stock Photo
Prema Chablani

Spain‘s capital city is well-known for its cultural scene, with various concerts, sporting events, and art exhibitions happening everyday. The music scene in Madrid is thriving, hosting some of the most famous jazz artists from around the world in the most exquisite clubs and bars. Be sure to check out our list of the best jazz spots in Madrid to get your fix while in this beautiful city.

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Café Central

With high ceilings and elegant decorations, this has been the place to get funky with jazz for many years. Only the finest jazz artists in Europe and from around the world perform at Café Central. From the oldest to the greatest artists, guests are in for a treat. The chef is known for his Michelin star food, so it’s a great place to grab lunch or dinner while listening to some jazz. The café is the ideal venue in which customers can enjoy a hot cup of coffee surrounded by spectacular live music.

Clamores

Open since 1981, this famous jazz club served as the set for a TV program, Jazz Entre Amigos, for eight years. Boasting the largest range of cava and champagnes in Madrid, this bar has expanded its horizons beyond jazz, offering up tango, pop, rock, samba, folk, and bossa. Be sure to check their schedule before you head over; the live acts tend to go on into late night jam sessions, allowing for a night of fun and excitement. With reasonable ticket prices and a number of famous artists, Clamores is a great spot to catch a concert.

Populart

Among the most popular nightlife venues in Madrid lies Populart, a sophisticated jazz bar bringing the best of the genre and intimacy under one roof. At Populart, expect to find the finest classic jazz artists from around the world; international performers grace the stage with informal jazz sessions. The bar is exciting every night of the week, and with free entry it’s a great place to get down with some jazz tunes on the weekend before, or even after, hitting a nightclub.

Jamboree

Jamboree is situated in the heart of Madrid, specifically in the Plaza de Lavapiés, which is known for its vibrant cultural scene. It’s primarily known for its live jazz performances. The club hosts both local and international jazz musicians, making it a hub for jazz enthusiasts. Jamboree provides an intimate setting for music lovers. The cozy atmosphere and dim lighting create the perfect ambiance for enjoying live jazz. You can expect a diverse range of jazz styles, from classic and traditional jazz to more contemporary and experimental performances. Like many Spanish music venues, Jamboree offers a selection of drinks and often serves tapas to accompany the music.

La Hora del Jaz

“La Hora del Jazz” is located in the lively Malasaña neighborhood of Madrid, known for its alternative and artistic vibe. This club is celebrated for its live jazz performances. It features a mix of local jazz artists and sometimes hosts international acts, making it a diverse platform for jazz enthusiasts. Much like Jamboree, “La Hora del Jazz” offers an intimate and cozy setting. Its small size and comfortable seating create an atmosphere that allows the audience to fully immerse themselves in the music.

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