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Jazz Cafe

5 Parkway | Camden Town, London NW1 7PG, England (Camden / Primrose Hill)
020/7916-6060
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Ranked #96 of 1,175 nightlife in London
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Description: A popular Jazz venue for emerging and established performers.
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london
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Trevor Nelson does a 70s 80s 90s club night on the first Friday of every month, went with my daughters who are in their twenties, they have been brought up on, soul, jazz funk, motown and r&b so they loved the night also... brilliant music, Trevor not on until 12.30 but music great the whole evening, if you love to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Jazz cafe is my second home as I go there very often to see my favourite soul and neosoul artists. Brilliant stage positioning, good sound.

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Kent
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79 reviews 79 reviews
16 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

As always a brilliant night .. Trevor Nelson DJing and crowd always mixed in age.. Bar staff quick and friendly!! Perfect night for all R&B fans.

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Upminster
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Quite excited about the evening, we arrived just before seven and the security on the door was very abrupt suddenly shutting the doors and gesturing to the sign on the door saying 'Doors not open until 7PM', Ok but a polite chat would not have hurt him! I then looked at the outside of the building which could do with... More

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London, United Kingdom
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33 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I suppose it depends on the type of event. I went to an original funk-soul album launch, and the band were excellent. However, it was too crowded for my liking. I would have liked that a few years ago, when I was in uni, but not anymore. People were spilling drinks everywhere, etc. Can't blame the venue for that though... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Went to see Lemar and his band recently here and it was great! It was a bit like going back in time - dark little venue reminiscent of the late 70/80's. We had a very, very long wait to order drinks at our table but the food came quickly and was much better than expected! Our waiter was friendly but... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This venue is so small that even when seated behind the bar you can still see the stage! I don't understand the negative reviews, it was lovely (like the blue velvet, looked new and clean to me ...). Really enjoyed the shows (Crazy World of Arthur Brown and support acts). Hope to come back for dinner some time (I was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

An interesting spot to see bands as wherever you are you're close. We've seen a lot of the reggae greats here: John Holt, Max Romeo, Gregory Isaacs, smooth Latin grooves with Bebel Gilberto, it's always an up for it mixed crowd, a central bar with some good seating away from the hub. Worth going.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I'd not been to the Jazz Cafe for around 10 years so was delighted when a friend invited me there to see Courtney Pine as a birthday treat. It was a Saturday night and Courtney's a big draw so the venue was understandably very crowded. I'm not so keen on crowds these days so stayed mostly in the seated area... More

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London, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Went to see The Dualers here, booked a table upstairs. Dinner very good, drinks a reasonable price. We were told our table did not have a view of the stage, but were able to stand + view. Next time I think I would prefer a table with a view, so as not to have to move out of the way... More

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