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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 #84 of 1,177 Nightlife in London
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Description: A popular Jazz venue for emerging and established performers.
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
24 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I finally visited the famous Jazz Cafe last Thursday after many years of wanting to go. Two friends and I went to see Bizarre Ride Live but I guess you don't really care about that minor detail so I'll keep it brief! The venue itself is pretty small inside and it does get crowded but that also means you can... More

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Staines, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

saw a great band there last night,been there many times.nice small venue, bit dingy but ok. the only thing that always annoys me is the beers on offer are awful. there are loads of good independent brewers in london now but this has completely been missed by the owners who offer dire choices

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Went here last night and had a great time. Door staff were friendly, place was absolutely packed. Great atmosphere. Mix of ages. No jazz music but a really fun 80s 90s disco. Loads of dancing and a really fun night out! Drink is usual expensive london price , bar was pretty slow as not enough bar staff Will definitely return.

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london
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8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
17 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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 helpful votes 33 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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