10 of the best jazz clubs in Europe

Get in the groove at swingin’ jazz clubs from Berlin and Brighton to Paris and Madrid. Whether you want laid-back or out-there, you will find good vibes

Europe’s westernmost capital city has one of Europe’s oldest jazz clubs: Hot Clube, founded in 1948, has hosted legends such as Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan and Dexter Gordon. And on 22 and 24 February this 140-capacity club will host another elder statesman of jazz: 89-year-old Lou Donaldson, a soulful alto sax player influenced by Charlie Parker. So … old, old, old. Not so. Jazz reinvents itself and so has Hot Clube – literally, after its original premises went up in smoke in 2009. Happily, it reopened three years later two doors away thanks to the support of Lisbon residents and businesses and the work of the association that founded it.

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