Boston’s Best Jazz

January 25, 2012 1:59 AM

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Listening to jazz is such a great way to relax. The soothing musical melodies while feasting on good food and sipping a glass of wine sounds even better. So where can you do this in Boston? Here are some of the best jazz clubs in the city. – Lori Lennon
scullers Bostons Best Jazz


Scullers Jazz Club is nestled in the Doubletree Hotel in Allston. The room is frequently packed and the performances are top notch. Sculler’s has featured artists such as Harry Connick Jr., Chris Botti, Jamie Cullam and Tony Bennett. The drinks can be a bit pricey, and you have to pay for parking, located in the hotel’s garage.

wallys Bostons Best Jazz



Wally’s Café is a small, intimate restaurant that features live jazz music 365 days a year. The compact interior makes it feel like performers on Wally’s small stage are singing and playing right to you. Most of the performers are professionals, but the club also features jazz students looking to showcase their talent.

Les Zygomates features live jazz performances most nights of the week. Head to Les Zygomates after work to enjoy some items from the raw bar, a few good drinks and soothing music. Les Zygomates’ cool tunes and chilled out atmosphere will help you unwind after a hectic day.

beehive Bostons Best Jazz


The Beehive has received many accolades for their live jazz music, and the best part is there is no cover charge for the nightly entertainment. Dine in their dimly lit, bohemian-inspired restaurant while listening to world-class jazz. Be sure to check the featured entertainment for the evening before heading to the Beehive. They also book blues, R&B, electronica, reggae, Latin, country, cabaret and burlesque.