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 SEVEN 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.

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

 

The September 10th announcement from Scottish Government has put live venue reopenings on hold for at least 3 weeks, with the next review date scheduled for October 5th. We will only be reopening with live music events and are eagerly awaiting government go-ahead for these. In the meantime we are getting the venue ready and organised behind the scenes and very much hope to see you all soon!

We do not yet have an opening date and the music programme is tbd, tickets are not yet available. Please stay tuned to our Facebook page, Blog, or email Newsletter for continued updates.

DONATE

You can continue to support us and the professional musicians who are struggling right now, by donating what you might usually spend on an entry fee or a drink, or any other amount that you wish. Professional musicians and all hospitality/event staff are facing an incredibly difficult time, having seen months of steady work disappear over-night. Any donations would be extremely appreciated to help us to continue to pay our staff through our closure and support our local event staff community in any way that we can.