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Jazz Society Cafe

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A must for Jazz lovers

The only Jazz Club in Ecuador & a true gem it is. Jim Gala & the other musicians were fantastic... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Debra C
Kissimmee, Florida
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Jim Gala's piano playing

Discovered this gem on our 2nd trip here last winter. We're now here on our 3rd trip and I've... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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Live jazz 4 nights a week (Wed. - Sat.) 7pm - 10pm 2nd floor of La Vina Italian Restaurant Ecuador's only jazz club! The Jazz Society Café is the performance venue of The Jazz Society of Ecuador in Cuenca, Ecuador. The Café is located on the 2nd...more
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Luis Cordero 5-101 Y Juan Jaramillo, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
+593 93 934 2714
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

We've traveled all over the world, and one of the reasons we settled here in Cuenca is because of we love the scale of the city, and that Jim Gala and the Jazz Society are here! I kid you not, knowing that these musicians are...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The only Jazz Club in Ecuador & a true gem it is. Jim Gala & the other musicians were fantastic. The female vocalist & Louis had incredible voices. We really enjoyed Louis solo sets with his guitar & traditional music. The female vocalist with her...More

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James G, Manager at Jazz Society Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Debra, Thanks for your kind words; we're glad you enjoyed your evening at the Jazz Society Cafe. Jazz clubs are rare in South America—especially one that has "New York" stands of performance, and that's what our Director insists on presenting every night. We hope...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Discovered this gem on our 2nd trip here last winter. We're now here on our 3rd trip and I've enjoyed the Jazz Society twice already having just been here over a week! The Trio is fantastic, the young guest female French singer definitely has a...More

Thank ShirleyS1964
Reviewed 10 October 2018

The Jazz Society of Ecuador performs at the Jazz Cafe. It's a great way to spend an evening in the heart of Cuenca. The music is some of the best I've ever heard, and the ambience is cozy and romantic. Jazz and Latin-American music are...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

I can not begin to describe how passionate and inspiring the musicians that play in this club are. They seemed to genuinely appreciative of our presence. I spoke to both the latin american musician that played and the american organiser of the jazz ensemble, and...More

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

What a great evening! A fine first set (piano, bass and percussion), then a female vocalist who was wonderful. But then a solo guitarist playing and singing mostly Latin American songs; he was also our waiter that evening! They request a $10 donation; the quality...More

Thank sierradave1
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Come and you won't be disappointed! These guys were just as good as the quintet I saw at Dizzy's in NYC last year. Incredible that Ecuador has this type of talent! What really sets this place apart, though, is the intimacy of the venue. Perfect...More

Thank YoungLawyer'sDi... P
Reviewed 28 May 2018

If you're a jazz lover, go here. You won't regret it. Jim Gala (piano) plays jazz standards with a drummer and bassist. Su Terry (saxophone) occasionally plays as well. I've been there several times on my visits to Cuenca and never get tired of it....More

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Reviewed 26 May 2018

Generally, we make it to the Jazz Society several times during our annual visits. This year, sad to say we only made it once, last night. Not only were we treated to spectacular musicians, but each of the wait staff offered additional treats by singing....More

Thank Ryan J
James G, Public Relations Manager at Jazz Society Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2018

Dear "Buda", thank you very much for your kind words, they mean a lot to all the Jazz Society of Ecuador artists! We hope we see you again soon and often! —Yari Correa, Jazz Society Cafe Manager

Reviewed 6 May 2018

Wednesday through Saturday evenings, just walk up a flight of stairs to the second floor of La Viña restaurant, at the corner of Luis Cordero and Juan Jaramillo in the heart of the historic district, and you’ll find yourself in The Jazz Society Café --...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Was really looking forward to this on my last night in Cuenca. Listing shows Wens - Sat. As of this writing Jazz is on Tue. Thur. Fri.More

Thank Patrick S
James G, Manager at Jazz Society Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Dear Patrick, I think there was a typo on an ad that was posted on an online website. We're very sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. Since January 1, 2018 we are open Thursdays, Friday, & Saturdays, which is stated on our Facebook...More

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