Love the smooth sounds of jazz? Listen to some great jazz musicians at these places who use the best Yamaha digital piano and the best drums set from around the world to soothe your ears.
1) No Black Tie
No Black Tie was actually established by classical pianist Evelyn Hill. It became a soulful venue and a premier spot for live music in our gorgeous city of Kuala Lumpur. Many top jazz singers and musicians, whether local or international has graced their stage. If you feel like a different flavour of music, the place also showcases some amazing musicians that play from other genres such folk, classical, blues and more. Don’t forget to pair the great music with some great food and wine.
Address: Jalan Mesui, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
2) The Bar at Majestic Hotel KL
This bar is furnished with a gorgeous gold-leaf domed ceiling, keeping its original structure from the historic hotel. The bar is an up-scale lounge where you can enjoy a couple of classic cocktails. During the night is when the space comes alive with music played by the descendants of Maestro Alfonso Soliano, the leader of Radio Malaya Orchestra and conductor of the RTM Orchestra in the past. Fun Fact! The Solianos are the longest performing family according to the Malaysian Book of Records.
Address: 5 Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, Kuala Lumpur
This bistro serves modern tapas and dishes inspired by Mediterranean flavours. Apart from their amazing food, it also hosts various local and international jazz acts every weekend. One can also savour meals and listen to jazz pianist Michael Veerapan every Friday and Saturday nights!
Address: 132, Jalan Kasah, Medan Damansara, Kuala Lumpur
4) Alexis Bistro
Opened in 1995, Alexis has found itself a loyal following of food and music lovers. Since 2003, this venue has been hosting live performances every Friday and Saturday, showcasing many local and also international talents from countries such as the US, Germany, Japan, Australia, Russia and so many more. Musicians such as the Micheal Veerapan Trio and violinist Dennis Lau has also performed there! So, get your groove on and flock to the Ampang outlet each weekend to enjoy smooth and soulful music.
Address: Lot 10 & 11, Great Eastern Mall, 303 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur
5) Bobo KL
Just above Bobo’s piano lounge is this speakeasy-styled entrance and stairway, furnished with artworks, leading to a space where music takes centre stage. Sean Ghazi curates amazing jazz nights six nights a week, featuring artists like Elvira Arul, Stephanie Reese, and more – sometimes even the musical director, Sean Ghazi, himself!
Address: 65-1 Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur