The only day this jazz joint closes is Christmas Day. Every other night of the year there are three to four gigs, a non-stop, eclectic programme of funk, fusion, soul, blues, acoustic sessions—and jazz: A medley of musicians and genres. The club has had a chequered history, but has risen from the rubble Phoenix-style. Drummer and jazz scene regular Bill Kyle opened the original bar round the corner, but the fire that swept through Cowgate in 2002 destroyed the building. It was thanks to the generosity of loyal regulars that he was able to scrabble together the money to re-open again in this basement bar in 2005, a cool, dimly lit, late-night hangout with an extension to 5am during the festival.
The Jazz Bar
1A Chambers St.
Our Rating Neighborhood Old Town Hours Daily 5pm–3am, until 5am during the festival Phone 0131/220–4298 Prices Free–£7 depending on the acts, cash on door Web site The Jazz Bar
Map1A Chambers St. Edinburgh
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