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Jazz Bar Music (Jazz Bar)

By | Published on Sunday 11 August 2013

An antidote to the stifling heat of many bustling venues, the well-established basement Jazz Bar is cool in various senses of the word. It hosts eclectic international acts and its own trio, with an ever-changing line-up of local talent and owner Bill Kyle regularly sitting in on drums. Stroll in at lunchtime and you might catch able bassist Ed Kelly, or award winning Alan Bensie’s assured yet delicate piano skills. Afternoon sessions of trad and bop standards may be so laid-back they’re sometimes in danger of drifting into the background, but they’re undeniably enjoyable. If the festivals’ frantic pace has left you exhausted, this is a fine spot for a few hours of chilled-out listening.

The Jazz Bar, until 26 Aug, times vary.
tw rating 4/5 | [Dave Fargnoli]