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Jazz Clubs

Most Jazz Clubs have a cover charge of around 80 CZK to 300 CZK.

 

U staré paní (The Old Woman)

At the Old Lady is a sophisticated cellar jazz club and restaurant that attracts serious names from all over the world. There is a wide variety of music from jazz to blues and soul played here. Live shows start from 9pm. It is one of our recommended jazz clubs in Prague and lies close to metro station Můstek.

Location: Michalská 9, Old Town, website
Getting there: close to Metro Můstek
Open: daily 7pm-1am.

 

AghaRTA Jazz Centrum

Located in gothic cellars is a very traditional jazz club. Famous guests from all over the world have played here. If Karel Růžička is playing, don’t miss his performance; he is one of the biggest Czech jazz artists. There is a 24-hour record store with a large selection of jazz recordings.

Location: Železná 16, Old Town, website
Open: 6pm-12.30am; live concerts daily 9 pm.
Admission: 200 CZK.

 

Reduta Jazz Club

This is one of the oldest and Prague’s best-known jazz club, founded in 1958. This legendary jazz club has hosted the most prominent local jazz musicians and international performers. You will find live performances and jam sessions from traditional jazz to dixieland, jazzrock, soul, and modern jazz, expanding into R&B and rock. It gets busy as some big bands play here. As a curiosity we could mention that the former Czech president Václav Havel has brought Bill Clinton here twice and he played his sax. Club attracts a touristy crowd, but also some decent acts.

Location: Národní Třída 20, Prague 2, website
Metro: take line B to Národní Třída
Open: 9pm-12am.

 

The Jazz Dock

This jazz club by the river in Smíchov attracts a line-up of many of the best Blues, Soul and Jazz singers in central Europe, not to mention the fine food and lovely river views. This club is sufficiently large to permit at least some tables to have a good sight-line to the stage (in contrast to many other Prague clubs). Moreover, it is also sufficiently compact to be intimate. Should you be searching for a romantic musical evening and a nice view, this venue is for you. Concerts start at about 21:00. It opens each day from 11am-4am. Address: Janáčkovo nábřeží 2, Prague 5. Cover Charge: 150 CZK. Metro Station: Anděl. website

 

Ungelt Jazz&Blues Club

This is a tiny club in the 15th-century cellar of a Renaissance building. You will find a mix of blues, funk and jazz supplied by top Czech performers. There are live shows every night. It is located in the heart of Prague just 110 steps from Old Town Square. Concerts are staged seven days a week with top national performers and special guests.

Location: Týn 2/640, Prague 1 (entrance from Týnská), website
Metro: take line A to Staromětská or B to Náměstí Republiky
Open: daily 8pm-12.30am.

 

U malého glena

Although there is only a tiny stage it is worth it for its eletric mix of Latin jazz, be-bop and blues. This Irish-pub-style club hosts a wide spectrum of local bands playing jazz and blues.

Location: Karmelitská 23, Lesser Town, website
Tram: 12 or 22 form Metro Malostranská
Open: daily 10-2am
Admission: Mon, Tue and Thu 120 CZK; Wed, Fri and Sat 150 CZK; Sun 70 CZK.

 

Blues Sklep

One of the city’s newer jazz clubs, the Blues Sklep (sklep means ‘cellar’) is a typical Old Town basement with dark, Gothic-vaulted rooms that provide an atmospheric setting for regular nightly jazz sessions. A mix of blues, jazz and deep funk is played here.

Location: Lilliová 10, Old Town, website
Admission: 100 CZK
Open: 6pm-2am; live concerts at 9pm; Admission 100-120CZK.

 

The Jazzboat

This involves cruising through the outskirts and historical centre of Prague, accompanied by top Czech jazz musicians and guests. The three Jazz music sets can feature traditional, standard, Latin, vocal and mainstream jazz, blues and swing. Currently, the Jazzboat is running Tuesdays to Sundays, from 20:30 to 23:00. Address: EVD pier No. 5, beneath the Čechův bridge, Prague 1.  website

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