EDINBURGH’S LONGEST-STANDING INDEPENDENT JAZZ VENUE
What makes this really cool, multiple award-winning basement music venue so universally appealing is its unique daily mix of excellent, multi-genre live music, well-presented in a stylish but non-trendy environment, with great bar service, amid an ever-changing creative buzz.
Since we opened in 2005, our music programme has developed into a fantastic musical genre-mix, making the venue hugely popular with a diverse range of audiences. About one third of what goes on here is ‘Jazz’ of some kind, another one third is Acoustic/Blues/Roots, the remaining one third being Funk/Soul/Electric. So every single day there are multiple gigs of varying style happening (that’s 3-5 gigs a day – EVERY day!), but always with extremely high quality.
And with SIX major awards sitting on our trophies shelf, you can trust that you’ll be hearing excellent music, in a correspondingly first-class environment.
Check the Programme Listings before you drop in, and you’ll see what musical genre will be onstage at any time (several every day!)
Please note that as we have ever-changing bands on, with constantly shifting audiences, we can’t reserve seating or tables for any events.
There is normally a small entry charge for most gigs, and your door money GOES TO THE MUSICIANS, none to the venue. For that reason, we can’t take cards at the door, it has to be CASH ONLY. There are many bank cash ATM machines nearby.