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“Oldtime Jazz to Swing and Blues”
Review of Cotton Club

Cotton Club
Ranked #6 of 54 Concerts & Shows in Hamburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 3 September 2011

One of the not too many places where one find live music played daily (except Sunday's) with real people and hand (or voice) made music. Have been visiting several times and it was always great. Performed with heart and soul it usually touches the same. Sharing the same interest amd passion, people who haven't met before make contact easily during the breaks.And you might get one or the other useful tip for recomended places aside of the tourist-trail.

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Reviewed 22 October 2010

This must be one of, if not the, oldest jazz clubs in Hamburg, and it seems not only well-established but as though you can always find live music! Their program calender is full!
The corner entrance, with steps leading to the basement from a quiet street in a fantastic neighborhood, you can't expect anything but a smoky, dark jazz club. However, like in the rest of Germany, smoking is only permitted outdoors. Dark is fitting but does not mean depressing or dive-like. Quite the contrary. Here you feel like you've entered a comfortable, warn-in lounge, where a very mixed clientèle, both in age and type, comes together to just enjoy a wonderful atmosphere and great music!
The drinks are reasonably priced and the food seems just right for later snacks or as a drink accompaniment or to share with a table.
With an entrance price of only € 5 and music most of the night (they had already started around 8 pm and were playing until midnight), you can also afford to just drop in. I had the pleasure of hearing a Dixieland Concert of the Wood Cradle Babies & can't wait to go back!

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obermueller, Geschäftsführer at Cotton Club, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2016
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Reviewed 26 August 2010

This is one of "the" few places in Hamburg where you still can listen to Jazz (mainly traditional). Having said that, I must tell you that isn't worth going there. If it's busy, you may find yourself standing like a sardine in one of several small smoke-filled rooms (maybe no longer today) with an overpriced beer in your hand, while trying to listen to some none-discript band that you can't even see, because they might be around the corner of a wall in the ajacent room. ITS AN OVERRATED DUMP!!
What has happened to Hamburg's great Jazz scene of the late 50s and early 60s? If you really want to listen to good Jazz, leave town!!!

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Reviewed 14 October 2008

not a great Jazz fan, but changed my mind listening to the Hedgehog Stompers, unfortunately mistook our times for them playing and only got an 1.5 hours of Ragtime Jazz,
Not a big place but great atmosphere.

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