Where to Listen to Jazz in Manchester
From grand concert halls to intimate bars, we've rounded up the best spots to listen to live jazz in Manchester.
Whether you'd prefer to hang out in one of the coolest Jazz venues in the North West, or go for a relaxed meal with a side-serving of jazz, here's our definitive guide to the best jazz venues that the city has to offer:
Matt & Phred's Jazz Club
Where: Northern Quarter
About: Situated in Manchester's trendy Northern Quarter, Matt & Phred's is a long established live music venue, known for showcasing the best in local and international Jazz.
The venue hosts live music gigs 6 nights a week, encompassing a range of jazz genres.
Address: 64 Tib Street, Manchester, M4 1LW
Telephone: 0161 831 7001
Where: Northern Quarter
When: Every Tuesday evening
About: Dubbed the watering hole of choice for students, academics and local people alike, Sandbar's Tuesday jazz evenings are filled with speciality beers and friendly conversation.
The venue aims to cater to everyone's musical tastes with a diverse programme of traditional jazz sessions and contemporary stylings.
Address: 120 Grosvenor Street, Manchester, M1 7HL
Telephone: 0161 273 1552
Club 43 at Steak & Lobster
Where: City Centre
When: Last Sunday of the month
About: Radisson Blu Edwardian relive the hey days of Jazz in Manchester, injecting new life into one of the most popular clubs in town - Club 43.
Once a month Steak & Lobster hosts a jazz supper club featuring a specially prepared buffet and some of the best musicians on the jazz circuit.
Address: Peter Street, Manchester, M2 5GP
Telephone: 0161 835 8903
The Bridgewater Hall
Entry: Dependant on performance
About: The Bridgewater Hall is Manchester's international concert venue.
Having firmly established itself as one of the city's most popular arts venues, Bridgewater regularly hosts a series of affordable jazz events featuring some of the world's leading jazz artists.
Address: Lower Mosley Street, Manchester, M1 5HA
Telephone: 0161 237 7000
The Hillary Step
About: The Bristol Fringe hosts a quality evening of jazz every Sunday night from 9.00pm.
With a cool laid back atmosphere and incredible range of wines, beers and snacks, The Hillary Step is the perfect spot for jazz lovers to indulge in their passion.
Address: 199 Upper Chorlton Road, Manchester, M16 0BH
Telephone: 0161 881 1978
The Living Room
About: Whether enjoying the eclectic cocktail menu or sampling the culinary delights of the kitchen, The Living Room provides both weekly blues and traditional jazz evenings to enhance your dining experience.
Address: 80 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 2ER
Telephone: 0161 832 0083