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Address: 700 Race Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone Number: 513-241-9477
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Description: The Blue Wisp has been a fixture of the Cincinnati, and national jazz...
The Blue Wisp has been a fixture of the Cincinnati, and national jazz scenes for 33 years. Our stage has seen the best in local, national and international musicians. Jazz has a strong and rather unknown history in Cincinnati, producing a wealth of talent. There is music seven nights a week, all year long. Whether you’re a visitor, or a Cincinnati resident, we hope that you come discover this great American art form in our new venue at 700 Race Street in the heart of downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.
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We were drawn to the Blue Wisp to see Cincinnati's Sinatra, Matt Snow. We were not disappointed, and were surprised at how large a place the Blue Wisp is. There is a spacious... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2014
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Lebanon, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

What a shame, a wasted amazon local deal. This will make me think twice before buying on of those "deals" for on this kind of establishment.

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Lebanon, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We were drawn to the Blue Wisp to see Cincinnati's Sinatra, Matt Snow. We were not disappointed, and were surprised at how large a place the Blue Wisp is. There is a spacious bar area in the front of the place, and another spacious dining and entertainment area, which has a lot of street frontage, with a wall of windows.... More 

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Saint Joseph
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

We were staying a few blocks away and decided to go in for a drink early afternoon. Bartender fixed us very good Bloody Mary's and mentioned they have half price drinks during Happy Hour. We went back later and had wine/beer and were planning to go somewhere else to eat. Bartender (same one from earlier) handed us a menu and... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

DO NOT miss the Blue Wisp Big Band if you are in Cinci, if you slightly like any kind of music. I like classical and sacred music, and I greatly enjoyed this wonderful group of first rate musicians.

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Big Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Had a great time here. Ordered drinks and aps during the entertainment. Great service, great talent, fun night.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Hey Cincinnati (and dear Cinci visitors), Did you know that every Wednesday evening John Von Ohlen and the multigenerational 16-piece Blue Wisp Big Band play at 8:30?! Make it a night and come early for dinner before making your way past the bar to the music room. I recommend the Blackened Tuna. There's a $12 cover to get into the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012 via mobile

The Blue Wisp is an outstanding jazz venue pulling in the best acts. We've been to a lot of great jazz places, but you need to go to NYC,Chicago or Atlanta to find a better venue or lineup. They have a great selection of beers, too!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Went to the new location which was larger than the previous one. Went for the grand opening of the Rosemary Clooney Room and sawheard the big band she played with. There is another large area with a bar. Food is served. The band plays regularly.

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Lima, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

My last trip to the Blue Wisp was almost 30 years ago - the music was great, the acoustics and food - not so much. WOW !! The new location is amazing - with much better acoustics. I saw Brent Gallaher - which would have been just as welcome at the Blue Note as the Blue Wisp. (see my review)... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012 via mobile

They need a sign that says pls whisper during the performance. Shame. First class musicians. Example of food was nachos which was cheese wiz and a few chips for ten bucks; we still laugh about that.

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