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Best Jazz Clubs In The Sacramento Area

November 11, 2010 12:14 PM

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As a uniquely American music, jazz has grown from its roots in the South to play coast-to-coast. In the Sacramento area, hot spots to hear jazz include The Torch Club, Jazzy Blues Cafe, Midtown Stomp, Le Bistro, and The Brubeck Institute.
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The Torch Club

904 15th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 443-2797
www.torchclub.net

Established in 1934, the Torch Club has made a name for itself by showcasing local acts.  They offer an intelligent style that is quaint and friendly.  The Torch also has a good sized dance floor so that you can cut a rug with some friends, or people watch while you sip on a nice gin and tonic. A must see if you are jazz fan or want to be.

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Jazzy Blues Cafe

319 6th Street
West Sacramento, CA 95605
(916) 372-8897
jazzybluescafe.com

A fairly new place to the area, Jazzy Blues has picked a location in an ever changing and soon to be ultra hip West Sacramento.  Touted as the areas best kept secret, Jazzy Blues Café serves up some outstanding soul food, like fried chicken and collard greens all while serving up some amazing cocktails and live jazz music.

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Midtown Stomp

Eastern Star Ballroom
2710 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 221-1500
midtownstomp.com

Remember when the Lindy Hop became popular? Ok maybe not, but you’ve seen it done and  there is a little joint in midtown that holds Lindy Hop dances every Friday night. Midtown Stomp is one of the places where the cool kids go to have a good time, with great dancing, and a guaranteed “Swing Kids” fantasy come true!

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Le Bistro

3121 West Benjamin Holt Drive
Stockton, CA 95219
(209) 951-9885
www.lebistrostockton.com

Imagine yourself sitting in a dimly lit lounge with the best dry martini you have ever had while listening to the soothing sounds of a live jazz trio.  Le Bistro is the kind of place you go to for a night of unwinding, fine dining, and fantastic music.  The live music schedule is amazing and the staff treats you as if you are one of the Rat Pack.

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The Brubeck Institute

University of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Ave
Stockton, CA 95211
(209) 946-2285
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Dave Brubeck is without a doubt the most synonymous name in the jazz world.  Built to conserve Brubeck’s legacy and lifelong dedication to music, The University of the Pacific has truly outdone itself.  The school boasts several fine academic achievements, including the McGeorge School of Law, but the Brubeck Institute  is a shining star amongst several stars in the schools history.  Teaching tomorrows jazz musicians is truly one of the crowning moments and though there will never be another Dave Brubeck, maybe just maybe we might hit a Jackpot.

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