Located in the historic Old Fourth Ward, Venkman’s is a restaurant, bar and live music venue.

You don't get much more authentic than Blind Willie's in Virginia-Highland for blues, jazz and roots music.

Larry Griffith sets the beat at Northside Tavern where jazz and the blues reign supreme.

Where To Hear Jazz In Atlanta

Atlanta is the home to the Atlanta Jazz Festival, one of the country’s largest free jazz festivals. So, yes, we like jazz. There are places all around Atlanta that serve up jazz nice and cool, including restaurants, such as McKinnon’s Louisiane in Buckhead that has live music three days a week and Aprés Diem in Virginia-Highland (every Wednesday).

Elliott Street Deli and Pub, located in historic Castleberry Hill, is a friendly neighborhood pub that offers a variety of nightly events, including live music (lots of jazz). Pittypat’s Porch, right in the heart of downtown, features Graham Jackson Jr. tickling the ivories every night — just like his father did years ago.

The Lumen Lounge in the Ritz-Carlton Atlanta is a lobby bar with a modern vibe and contemporary elegance. Enjoy signature cocktails and chill to live music Tuesdays through Saturdays featuring jazz, classical guitar and Peruvian flute from artists Cooper Tisdale, Matthew Miller, Johnna Jeong, Jean Pierre Verbist, Mathis and Mauricio Amaya.

In addition, there are a number of clubs where music – and jazz – tops the bills. Here are some of our favorite places to go and hear jazz in Atlanta.

Journalist Mary Welch writes business and lifestyle stories for local and national publications. 

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