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Jazz at the Bistro

3536 Washington Ave St. Louis, MO 63103 | St. Louis - Grand Center | 314-289-4030

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Jazz at the Bistro is the main performance venue for the nonprofit Jazz St. Louis, but it's also a classic jazz club that frequently appears on lists of the best of its type in the country. A low-key, medium-size room where you can literally dine with the performers, the Bistro features multiple night stands by some of the hottest names in instrumental and vocal jazz -- and complements the music with a delicious menu and a tempting wine list. Performers rave about the good acoustics; patrons will be pleased with the equally good sightlines.


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