Best Seattle Area Jazz Clubs

Quincy Jones was raised here and Kenny G was born here.  Seattle has definitely made a place on the map when it comes to jazz.  And there are some great area clubs for wining, dining and listening.

Tula’s Jazz Club
2214 2nd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121

Tula’s – the hot spot for Seattle jazz. At Tula’s you’ll find music seven nights a week with top jazz artists plus great Mediterranean and American cuisine. With everything from vocals to quartets to big band jazz, Tula’s has a calendar crammed with great local artists. There’s alfresco dining for warm nights as well.

Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley
2033 6th Avenue
Seattle WA 98121

Voted as western Washington’s best jazz club three years running by Evening Magazine, Jazz Alley draws big name recording artists, as well as local talent. From Spyro Gyra and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, to Earl Klough to the Seattle Jazz Singers, there’s someone on the stage nearly every night. Come for a full meal using local produce and no GMO, and the show, or just cocktails, coffee and dessert. You can make reservations online at their website,

Egan’s Ballard Jam House
1707 NW Market Street
Seattle, WA 98107

Dedicated to the cultivation of small venue performance and innovation in the jazz club tradition, the club is open to all ages until 11:00pm. The club was started by a mom and UW researcher, who wanted to make a place for young jazz musicians, like her son who played sax, to come watch, and perform, in a great jazz venue. With a variety of vegetarian and traditional menu items, signature cocktails and plenty of desserts, it’s a cozy spot for some good music and fun.

101 West North Bend Way
North Bend, WA 98045

There’s live music every night at Boxleys’. Dinner starts at at 4:00pm and is served throughout the show. The menu is filled with comfort food items like giant crab cakes and homemade garlic fries The wine menu features local vintages. There are two music sets each night starting at 7:00pm and 9:00pm. “Happy Hour” is served from 4-6 & 9-Close. Get a table near the giant windows for a spectacular view of Mt. Si.

927 Ninth Avenue
Seattle, Wa 98104

Vito’s was born squarely in the era of 1950s modern and cocktail culture. After it fell into disrepair, it was purchased and updated, with a performance area, grand piano, lounge singers and great jazz. With a name like Vito’s, you know the menu has to be classic Italian – and it is, pasta, minestrone, caprese salad – and tiramisu and gelato, of course.

New Orleans Creole Restaurant
114 First Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98104

Lunch and dinner at the New Orleans Creole Restaurant feature Creole and Cajun food. Live music nightly highlights America’s musical heritage of jazz standards, blues, zydeco and Dixieland. The best Seattle jazz club mid-week becomes the best Seattle blues club on weekends. Except for occasional special events, there is usually no cover. Local, regional and national musicians create a lively, upbeat atmosphere where you can be comfortable in black tie or t-shirt and sandals.

2803 6th Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98406

Jazzbones covers all bases when it comes to having a good time. Local and regional talents perform for your viewing and listening pleasure and the sumptuous fare satiates your appetite. Jazzbones is classy and easy on the eyes as well, with large spacious windows, glass mosaic and a curving bar which lend the place a very stylish look. There is a private balcony available for those who need their space and yet want a birds eye view of the band below. The food here is diverse, with good old American fare to Sushi and Sake.

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