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Jazz bars & venues in Athens & Greece Featured

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This is a kind of a Greek Jazz Map: a list of all cafés,bars, restaurants, venues & festivals  where you can listen to jazz music all over Greece  (live or not). They are not necessarily  jazz bars but they all have jazz event sometimes  &  jazzy tunes are always in the air. This is not a limited list. We might have missed or forgotten some jazzy places just because we don’t know about them. So this list can be update anytime.

Jazz Bars & Venues in ATHENS

Afrikana  - A traditional house in Gazi area, Afrikana (ex «Buzz» and «Indie»). Live Jazz every week. Afrikana - Ierofanton 13 -  Gazi -  2103410445 -

Athenaeum Κellari - The cellar of the Athenaeum music school in the heart of Athens is a perfect  place for jazz gigs. Live jazz every week - Adrianou 3 – Thissio  2103211987 -55-49.

Athens Concert Hall -
The Athens Concert Hall is one of the capital's main venues for music and other cultural events -  Many great jazz musicians from all over the world have played at the Athens Concert Hall, such as recently, Madeleine Peyroux, Charles Lloyd, Arturo Sandoval & Chico Freeman, Dee Dee Bridgewater and many more…

Athina Live
  - This is a place where the very best of Jazz, Fusion, Rock & Blues is played by the elite of the international musical scene. Every concert is a special musical event for the all  city of Athens. At Art Music School of Yiorgos Fakanas - Posidonos av. 3 — Moschato -2104813605 - 2104819355 –

Athens Technopolis Jazz Festival - For more than 12 years now this festival hosts jazz musicians and groups from all over the planet. In Gazi at the end of May.

Beton 7 - Pyndas 7 — Botanikos   Athina — metro Keramikos -   210 7512625

Faust - For music, theater & arts - Jazz nights with great greek jazz musicians & international guest - 11 Kalamiotou str.& 12 Athinaidos str. Athens  - 210 3234095.

Gazarte - The Gazarte Music Hall is one of the most important jazz scene in town - voutadon 32-34   - Gazi - 2103460347 -

Half Νote - More than thirty years Half Note Jazz club .... Great jazz nights with Greek and International guest - Trivonianou 17, Metz, Athens - 210 9213360.

Jazz in Jazz - Old Bar plays exclusively jazz music. It is committed to the old-time jazz and actually looks like it came from some states of America. Vintage decoration, pictures of jazz musicians, CDs and jazz music. Dinokratous 4 – Kolonaki - 210 7258362.

Jazz Point - Jazz spot in  Kolonaki with Jazz Live at least four times a week. Akadimias 18 — Athens – 2103235910 –

The Zoo - Friendly , nice atmosphere and really good Jazz music on Wednesdays  - Zood. Pigis 45 - Kato Halandri - 2106745375 -

Kerameio -
Old ceramic workshop  transformed in a bar with Live jazz every Sunday with the best of the jazz scene. Nice and friendly jazzy bar. Plataion 27 – Keramiko - 21 3464221.

Numismatic Museum - The cafe at the Garden of Numismatic Museum, Panepistimiou 12 (opposite Attica multistore) Live jazz night every Thurdsay.

Onassis Cultural Center
- The Onassis Cultural Centre propose great Jazz concerts with the elite of the greek and international jazz scene- 107-109 Syngrou Avenue   - Athens — 210 9005800.

SpeakEasy -
This bar moved to a basement in the center from Halandri where it used to be. It reminds you the illegal, secret bars of Prohibition. 1920's - 30's style American Cocktail Bar in Syntagma Area. Live jazz very often.

- Evpatridon 7 - Keramikos - Athens - 2103459843 -

Treno Sto Rouf Konstantinoupoleos Ave, inside Rouf Suburban & Railway Station, Rouf - +30 210 5298922.

Verve - The legendary jazz bar moved from Kipseli to Solonos Street few years ago and now to Psiri and retains its character. Covers flagship jazz discs on the walls, nice bar and atmosphere thirties – Ag. Anargyron 10 – Psiri - 210364 5151.

Zitto - Lontou 4 – Exarchia - Athens - 2155019968

56 -
In a basement on Ploutarchos street in Kolonaki, the 56 bar plays jazz and is the best-kept secret of Kolonaki. Kind of like being in New York in the 50’s. – Ploutarchou 56 – Kolonaki


Jazz Bars & Venues in THESSALONIQUE
Thessalonique used to have many cafe-bars/live stages, but not anymore.Blue Barrell, French Keys and the Concert Hall  have the most interesting program. Other places are having jazz 'spots' but nothing  regular. All the places that having jazz & blues music, started from "Association of Jazz & Creative Music" with the jazz events that it had stable every week and the jazz festivals created by this association. 
The Jazz Festival
  every year organised by  the Association of Jazz & Creative Music is a very important event for the city. More about it
Thessaloniki Concert Hall is called also "Megaro"  - 25 Martiou street


Jazz Bars & Venues AGRINIO
The Agrinio Jazz Festival  at the end of the  summer take place at  the Garden Theater and compose a wonderfull musical weekend every year and a very important event for the city of Aginio. 
Tripokarido will have some jazz live from time to time - Ilia Iliou 8 
En Arxi Espresso Bar hosts rock and jazz live music – Fl. Karapapa Tsapara 8.

Jazz Bars & Venues HALKIDA
is the bar who has some jazz & blues live music  -  Ermou 7 

Jazz Bars & Venues HALKIDIKI
Jazz on the hill at Sani Festival in Halkidiki is an international jazz festival . “The Sani Festival is a labour of love, it can’t be described in management or marketing terms, does not fit any of the conventional cultural or political patterns. The public enjoy the Festival for the quality of the acts we stage, for our interest in bringing in new and different performers and events” Festival’s Artistic Director, Olga Tabouris-Babalis.  

Jazz Bars & Venues IGOUMENITSA
Miles bar
– Ethnikis Antistasis 120  -  jazzy tunes and live music – 2665 028907

Jazz Bars & Venues IOANNINA 
Actually no Jazz places in Ioannina .  Thimomeno Portraito and Polyhoros Agora occasionally have a Jazz artist performing there, but not very often. Marche has from time to time some blues live band. Kaplaneio Cafe is more rock than jazz. Yperokeanio is probably the more relevant place in town for jazz listenners.
Thimomeno Portraito - Kapodistriou 20
Polyhoros Agora - Katsari 11
Marche - Harilaou Trikoupi – Located in the heart of the market of the city.
Ioannina Jazz Festival is a yearly celebration of Jazz and Improvised music located at Ioannina, capital of Epirus in Northern Greece.The festival offers concerts, seminars, masterclasses as well as other cultural activities that are open to the public and funded by the Municipality of Ioannina Cultural Center and private sponsors.

Jazz Bars & Venues KARDITSA
Blues Bar
- D. tertipi street –
Vinobar D. Tertipi 17, 43100 Karditsa -  Jazz & Wine among friends

Jazz Bars & Venues KASTORIA
Blue Note
- Dioikitiriou 3

Jazz Bars & Venues KOZANI
Kozanis Jazz Festival took place for the first time on September 2013. The festival is organized by the Association “Kozani’s Jazz Friends” and the Municipality of Kozani. includes concerts and a jam session, featuring also lots of master classes. It is the jam session that attracts musicians from all around the world giving them the pleasure to play together, interact and exchange experience, while also captivating their audience. 

Jazz Bars & Venues in LAMIA
Bar Navarino
- Navarinou 2

Jazz Bars & Venues in LARISSA 
Negro Bar
has Live jazz at least once a week

Jazz Bars & Venues NAUPLIE
has some jazz night from time to time, but  Fougaro dynamically contributing to the cultural life, established an  annual event the Fougaro Jazz Festival. The first edition took place on October 2013. 

Jazz Bars & Venues PATRAS
Jazz + Praxis - Big names and established artists such as Michel Portal, Vincent Peirani,  Nikolas Anadolis Stavros Lancias and Krotala, George Trantalidis have performed at this festival  organized by the Cultural Organization of Patras Municipality.  
Notos Jazz Bar  –  A bar with jazzy mood -  Patreos 80
Hasomeri  -  Papadiamontopoulou 10 - Kastro

Jazz Bars & Venues PREVEZA
Preveza  Jazz Festival ,every year at the end of May, started in 2003 mainly with Greek groups and ended up the coming years to accommodate the most promising names in European jazz and beyond.

Jazz Bars & Venues VOLOS
- Gavrias 16
Koursaros - Iasonos & Glavani

 Jazz Bars & Venues in the GREEK ISLAND

Jazz Bars & Venues in AMORGOS
Jazzmin  Café & Bar
, Amorgos Chora -A hip and nice café-pub-bar in the center of Chora. Make sure you go early to get a seat otherwise you’ll have your drink in the nearby alley trying to catch a tune from the live band
Jazz Bars & Venues in CORFU
hosts very often live jazz. Mostly  with musicians from the jazz department of the Ionian University and their prestigious guests - Sholemvourgou  39

Jazz Bars & Venues in CRETE
Sampajana Jazz Festival in Chania took place in 2012. It might happen again. It should.

Fagotto Jazz Bar – The Jazz Bar in town ! He is one of these beautiful corners that has managed to maintain a good level of popularity for more than 30 years now, because of its good music selections and its perfect atmopshere. Housed in a historic Venetian building of the old town of Chania, Fagotto has a french aura that suits perfectly to the smooth sounds of jazz and light rock and blues. Often enough the bar organizes live jazz concerts which will make your night unforgettable! 
Garden Bar might have some jazz evening but nothing relugar - Kaliviani, Kissamos,Chania
Biscoto Café who remind french salon de thé but the jazz, ethnic, lounge music and live jazz events are just great. Chandakos 36 Irakleio
Polytechnio  - A hangout in the center of Heraklion with great style and positive mood . Musical journey from the beginning until the last steps of the Greek rock scene but they do host some jazz live from time to time. Psaromiligon 8  Irakleio 
Opus Wine Bar - A wine bar in the city center, hidden in old streets. Housed in an impressive historic site with predominance of stone, has an extensive wine list and has artistic vein. Often you will find someone to play the piano, while also occasionally hosts live jazz music. Captain Charalampi 3 Irakleio 
Figaro Bar - A bar occupying a renovated 17th century building, with a minimalist interior decorated with paintings by local artists. It stays open late and also stages occasional live jazz concerts. E. Vernadou 21-23, Rethimno

Paros Jazz Festival & Academy, every year in July,  consists of a team of experienced teachers and artists all with international backgrounds  sharing their knowledge and passion for music. 
Brazil Cocktail Bar in Piso Livadi is an all day bar. In the evening, the bar transforms into a cool bistrot, where you can enjoy snacks and drinks, listening to nice  salsa and jazz music.

Tinos Jazz festival every year at the end of August since 2009 at the cultural foundation of Tinos. entrance free to all concert.

Syros Jazz Festival take place at Apollon Theater, Ermoupolis – entrance free to all concert and Masterclass


Megaro Gyzi Festival had every year 3 jazz nights with great  Greek jazz artists & guest from abroad. 
Kyra Thira  Jazz Bar  in the center of  thira  22860 22770 - Great place, jazz music, well known sangria. The only bar in Santorini that didn't change the last 15 years or more...

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