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“Venice Jazz Club -- surprise and delight!”
Review of Venice Jazz Club

Venice Jazz Club
Ranked #1 of 72 Nightlife in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The only jazz club in Venice offers live concerts every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday,open from 7pm. Comcert from 9pm to 11pm.Usually closed in january and August. Look for classic and modern jazz, Latin jazz, and bossa nova. VJC is NOT a restaurant, but we make some food BEFORE the concert, from 8pm.
Reviewed 12 May 2010

In Venice, surprise and delight are around every twist and turn in the calle (street)... In Dorsoduro, surprise and delight abound at Venice Jazz Club. I found Venice Jazz Club (VJC) three years ago on a wintery Saturday night in January. Inside, however; was a warm and welcoming wait staff and hot jazz! I was totally blown away by the musical talent in the room playing jazz standards while adding fresh, innovative, improvisational twists. These guys (the regular quartet) are professional musicians who take their music seriously but have fun entertaining the audience. I couldn't wait to go back but had to wait until Monday night. (They are closed on Sunday.)
Again, I was surprised and delighted because the music was different from Saturday and the experience worth much more than the $20 euro fee which includes your first drink. I've been back to Venice, and Venice Jazz Club, numerous times since and, as I expected, the club's reputation and popularity are increasing. So, reservations are a good idea. Divertiti!

Thank clbnkc
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Reviewed 23 March 2010

No matter how long you spend in Venice, you have got to take the time to visit the Jazz Club! The service was great, the drinks kept me happy and the music had me nodding my head and tapping me foot right through the night. Out of all the attractions that Venice has to offer, from my experience this is simply a must do!

Thank annonon
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Reviewed 2 February 2010

We went to the Venice Jazz Club to see a tribute to Miles Davies. The entry price is 20euros including a drink. The place is small and cosy but could be slightly warmer. You can order some platter with a mix of cheese and cold meat or vegetable between 8 and 9pm for 25 euros (enough for 2 people to share). Bottles of wine are at 25euros or 4euros by the glass and a pint of beer costs 5euros.
The band is playing between 9 and 11pm.
We had a really good evening and I will definitively recommend this place.

1  Thank Pitiniaou
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Reviewed 23 March 2009

From the exterior, just down from the Ponte dei Pugni, only an unassuming red and black sign beckons you inside the Venice Jazz Club. Indeed if I hadn't seen poster after poster after poster around the city advertising its concerts, I would undoubtably have walked straight past it.

Enlightened by the poster's map however, I pulled open the heavy door and stepped into the dimly lit interior. As my eyes adjusted I expected to inhale a smoky ambience, if the interior smoking ban hadn't been put in place! Glowing red candles lit a set of round tables, soft red and gold red light illuminated a tiny stage set with a piano, drums, double bass and guitar. A tiny venue, considering the hoardes of visitors to Venice each year, but then maybe what makes the VJC so good is it is largely a hidden gem and something different from the usual tourist spots hunted by the masses.

Returning some hours later for the Miles Davis tribute concert, every table was occupied, each chair sat on and wall space leant against. Red wine and bloody marys were sipped and cold cuts nibbled as the band took to the stage. There were people of many nationalities in the audience, I heard, and the musicians' heavily laden accents were sometimes indistinguishable. But, jazz is a universal language and the marvellously talented music that followed pleased everyone. Aside from the core regular band, several special guests took to the stage to play tunes written by or played often by Miles Davis - Four, Now What, Bye Bye Blackbird, just some of my favourites. I felt like I'd gone back in time.

The night had passed before I knew it, merely blocks from the croweded San Marco Basilica, but a cosy world of its own sheltered from brash tourists and the persistent cry of 'gondela gondela' that can be heard everywhere. Entry to the concert was 20 euros (less than a price of a main meal at a touristico restaurant) and included your first drink. From then on the drinks were cheap. A glass of wine 3 euros, a spritzer 4 euros.

I would highly recommend the Venice Jazz Club to any jazz lover wanting to experience Venice off the beaten track, listen to some fantastic sounds and pass the night in true musical style.

6  Thank Emily G
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Reviewed 21 November 2008

There are many, many reasons to visit Venice, but night life per se is not one of them. There are things going on here and there, but generally speaking, this town shuts down early. The one campo, ie piazza, with bars and restaurants that stays lively with a happy buzz until midnight and later on weekends is the Campo Santa Margherita. And just around the corner is the Venice Jazz Club.

Think Venice and music, and Vivaldi, for instance, comes to mind... not jazz. Nevertheless, if you enjoy the small, informal jazz club environment, spend an evening at the Venice Jazz Club. There-s live jazz Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, from a top-quality house quartet, with frequent visiting professional jazz players. Many jazz buffs know northern Italy has a lively jazz scene, and this is a great place to sample it...

5  Thank HMSMc
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