Three of Detroit’s Best Jazz Clubs

Cliff Bell's pic
Cliff Bell’s

Odis Jones, a planning professional and urban developer, most recently served as the CEO of Detroit’s Public Lighting Authority. Outside of work, Odis Jones is a fan of jazz music, both in and outside of Detroit.

Motor City is home to many of the nation’s favorite jazz venues. Consider these popular choices next time you want to hear live jazz in a real club.

Cliff Bell’s is one of the best-loved jazz venues in all of Detroit. Featuring an art deco style that inspires nostalgia, it offers high-quality soul food and classic cocktails and has been voted “Best in the City” by several of Detroit’s leading publications.

Bakers Keyboard Lounge is the oldest operating jazz club in the world. It is known for classic soul food and nightly live music. Many of the greatest legends in jazz performed at Bakers Keyboard Lounge in their day.

The Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe. Part English pub, part jazz club, the Dirty Dog features nightly live jazz and has hosted such performers as Freddie Cole, Perry Hughes, and the Four Freshmen.


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