Best Jazz Club St. Louis 2008 - Jazz at the Bistro
3536 Washington Ave
St. Louis, MO 63103
Outside Jazz at the Bistro, the neon sign that features a stylized saxophone evokes the bygone era when nearby Grand Boulevard was called the "Broadway of St. Louis." Inside the club, it's the local equivalent of yesteryear NYC's 52nd Street, home base for the legends of jazz during the post-World War II era. Jazz at the Bistro succeeds by presenting a high-quality mix of touring, local and regional jazz talent in a nice room with good sound and sightlines. It's a simple concept, but one that JATB consistently executes well enough to land on many lists of the nation's best jazz clubs, such as the one compiled by trumpeter Wynton Marsalis for USA Today.