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The Blue Wisp Jazz Club - CLOSED

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Friendly and Fun

We were drawn to the Blue Wisp to see Cincinnati's Sinatra, Matt Snow. We were not disappointed... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2014
Lebanon, Ohio
Great food and excellent staff

We were staying a few blocks away and decided to go in for a drink early afternoon. Bartender... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2013
Barbara W
Saint Joseph
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6 Jul 2014
“Closed forever”
2 Jan 2014
“Friendly and Fun”
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...more
700 Race St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-4305
+1 513-241-9477
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Reviewed 6 July 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.

Date of experience: June 2014
1  Thank Matthew K
Reviewed 2 January 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...More

Date of experience: December 2013
1  Thank travelfiend551
Reviewed 24 July 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...More

Date of experience: July 2013
1  Thank Barbara W
Reviewed 18 April 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.

Date of experience: April 2013
Thank thunderfingers
Reviewed 21 March 2013

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

Date of experience: February 2013
Thank Danigirl25
Reviewed 1 February 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...More

Date of experience: January 2013
2  Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 25 November 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,...More

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Reviewed 24 September 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.

Date of experience: May 2012
Thank 37thgetaway
Reviewed 20 September 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...More

Date of experience: September 2012
Thank phizbin
Reviewed 7 July 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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