Since the 1960s, it has been the standard bearer in London for stylish, American-style jazz, and it honors a long tradition of pairing visiting U.S. greats with local acts. But the old dive got ritzy. After a £2.1-million renovation, the 255-seater began charging prices in the £45 range. But it’s true that the club draws names, including Patti Austin, Van Morrison, Tom Waits, Cleo Laine, Chaka Khan, and Frank Sinatra, Jr.
Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club
47 Frith St., W1
Our Rating Transportation Tube: Leicester Square Phone 020/7439-0747 Web site Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club