If you have ever met someone Armenian, then you probably know how they like to speak about their rich history and point out things that Armenian invented or created. This is one of those rare cases, when Armenians will not claim they are the ones who created it. It’s Jazz music.
Yes, Armenians did not create it, but they just love Jazz music. Roots of Armenian Jazz go back to 19th century. Surprised?
We will say even more: Armenian jazz has its uniqueness and colorings which is typical exactly to Armenian Jazz, be sure you’ll never listen to it anywhere else but Armenia.
After knowing this, you would probably want to visit jazz clubs in Armenia. So, here are some of the best clubs and restaurants where you can enjoy Armenian Jazz.
Armenian Jazz Clubs & Restaurants #1: Malkhas Jazz Club
Once you visit Malkhas jazz club you’ll adore it. One of the best places in Armenia especially if you’re a jazz lover.
Every day you’ll have opportunity to enjoy Malkhas Jazz band and lot of other bands and singers in this club. By the way Malkhas jazz band headed by Levon Malkhasyan, is one of the oldest and best jazz bands in Armenia.
Very often even the phrase Armenian jazz is immediately associated with Malkhas Jazz band. Malkhas jazz club is a perfect place to enjoy great high quality Armenian jazz.
Though be ready, Malkhas Jazz club is not one of the cheapest places of Armenia. Malkhas jazz club has a high demand in Armenia, so it would be preferable to reserve your table in advance.
You’ll have opportunity to listen to live jazz music till late night.
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Armenian Jazz Clubs & Restaurants #2: Ulikhanyan Art Club
Another high end club and restaurant in Yerevan, where you can enjoy the best musicians of Armenian jazz industry.
Here, together with experienced professionals, you can also see young and talented artists who are just on their way of building their career of musician.
If you’re wondering about a place which will give you a perfect image what Armenian jazz sounds like, that you should definitely Visit Ulikhanyan club.
Besides live jazz music, the club constantly organizes great parties as well, so dancing and relaxing here is also an option.
Depending on the events of the day the entrance fee may differ from about 1000-3000AMD.
Armenian Jazz Clubs & Restaurants #3: Mezzo
Mezzo is a stylish, delicately designed restaurant bar and jazz club in Armenia. Mezzo is probably one of highly ranked venues in Armenia.
Both food and beverage service and also the music are on a high level. Though he choice of music genres is wide in Mezzo, the leading role belongs to jazz music.
There is an entrance fee which normally starts from 3000 to 6000 AMD ( 6-12 USD) depending on the table you choose.
Mezzo is a nice place both for family visits and visits with friends. Besides introducing excellent live music, this place will definitely leave you highly satisfied with its delicious foods and drinks.
The tables which are at the 2nd floor and away from the stage cost cheaper starting from 2000 AMD (4 USD) and the tables near the stage at the ground floor cost till 6000.
Armenian Jazz Clubs & Restaurants #4: Club 12
The atmosphere in this Armenian jazz club is always heated and extremely positive. A perfect place once again to enjoy the delightful melody of Armenian jazz.
Besides Armenian jazz you’ll also listen to quite a lot of other world famous hits. Dancing is also an option in this club restaurant.
By the way, the choice of wines is worth trying. If you want to feel relaxed with friends and listen to high quality music and have crazy time, visit club 12.
One of the best Armenian Jazz bands in Armenia ,12 band is giving concerts in club 12. The atmosphere after the midnight gets even heated full of cigarette smoke, so if you’re planning a family visit there, it’s preferable to plan it for early hours.
Armenian Jazz Clubs & Restaurants #5: Poplavok Jazz Restaurant
As far as people of Yerevan remember themselves, they will also remember one of the oldest Armenian Restaurants.
Poplavok Jazz café is one of the oldest places in Yerevan. Thus the café has always tried to preserve its best traditions including its high quality service and great jazz music.
The café suggest both indoor and outdoor area. In summers it’s especially adorable at the outdoor part. Rather nice place with a little artificial lake and fountains.
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Armenian Jazz Clubs & Restaurants #6: Synkope Jazz club
If you’re a real jazz lover and yet don’t know where to spend your time relaxing jazz music, Synkope may become one of your favorite places in Yerevan.
Synkope is u unique jazz club and pub. The atmosphere is rather casual, so it’s a great place to have a relaxing time after a hard working day and enjoy Armenian Jazz and lot of other jazz hits with some alcohol. The atmosphere in Synkope is homelike so there is no necessity to think about you evening look. or go to beauty salons before going there. Relaxing and enjoying your time is the only must there.
Armenian Jazz Clubs & Restaurants #7: Kami Music Club
Though Kami Music Club is not only specialized in jazz, listening to good piece of jazz music is also an option in this club.
Depending on the daily events, Kami introduces great concerts of Armenian jazz singer. You’ll meet some of the best Armenian jazz singers in Kami.
Getting a table in Kami club may be a bit difficult, especially at the heated evening hours, so you’d better reserve a table there in advance.
All you have to do is to know about the event in hence and reserve your place and ticket. Positive vibes and crazy night is guaranteed.
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Armenian Jazz Clubs & Restaurants #8: Club 23
Club 23 can become one of you favorite places if you want to combine jazz music evenings and nightlife with dancing atmosphere.
At first entering the club you seem it’s just a little cozy café , but don’t hurry for fast judgments. Then you’ll see the stage where various concerts including jazz concerts are performed.
Jazz is on its top in this club. The club also offers huge variety of different cocktails. Club 23 is definitely a place where you should visit with your friends. Club is also at the very centre of the city near Cascade.
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