Listen to jazz and blues live at these 4 venues every week in Birmingham metro

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Gip’s Place: welcoming everyone to the yard since 1952. Photo via Gip’s Place Facebook page

This post is organized alphabetically. Good thing G comes before J and P, because when it comes to jazz and blues in Birmingham, how could I not start with …

Gip’s Place

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The man himself, Henry “Gip” Gipson. Photo via Gip’s Place Facebook page

Phone: 205.919.8142
Address: 3101 Ave C., Bessemer, AL 35020 (Park your car and follow the music.)
Hours: Sat. 8PM-until

Gip’s Place in Bessemer is Alabama’s last authentic backyard juke joint and a great place to hear blues, R&B, soul and Southern rock. Your benevolent host Henry “Gip” Gipson celebrated his 99th birthday in January 2019 and is still going strong.

Everyone’s invited to the Saturday night party at Gip’s Place—just remember, BYOB. To find out who’s playing, follow the venue’s Events page on Facebook.

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Jazzi’s on 3rd

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Photo via Jazzi’s on 3rd’s Facebook page

Address: 1725 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone: 205.321.6233
Hours: Thurs. only 5-9PM (happy hour/no cover 5-6PM)

Unwind after a long Thursday at the office with jazz and cocktails at Jazzi’s on 3rd, just a half block down from Alabama Theatre.

Primarily a special events venue, Jazzi’s on 3rd on opens to the public on Thursdays, 5-9PM, for the Renaissance Experience, featuring live traditional jazz, spoken word, art and sculpture. While you’re there, check out the artifacts of local jazz legend Henry Blankenship.

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Perfect Note

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Enjoy happy hour from 5 to 7PM and live music at Perfect Note in Hoover. Photo via Perfect Note’s Facebook page

Address: 1845 Montgomery Hwy S, 201 Hoover AL 35244
Phone: 205.986.7280
Hours: Thurs. and Fri. 11AM-11PM; Sat. 5-11PM; Sun. Noon-5PM

Jazz, blues, old school R&B, big band and gospel strike the “Perfect Note” at this bar and supper club in Hoover. Want a taste? Hit play on the Instagram video below.

Tip: on Thursdays and Sundays, there’s no cover charge to listen to live music and dine in the main stage dining room, as long as everyone orders something from the menu. (There’s an exception when a national artist is playing.)

On Fridays and Saturdays, the cover charge or ticket fee depends on the artist.

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Plum Bar

Alabama, Jazz and Blues Clubs in Birmingham, R&B, Soul, Funk
Photo via Plum Bar (@theplumbar) on Instagram

Address: 108 17th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Doors Open: Mon.-Fri 5PM ; Sat.-Sun. 7PM
Live music starts: 11PM-ish (check Facebook or Instagram)

Jazz, blues, R&B, soul, funk, open mic nights—hear it all at the Plum Bar. Birmingham Pedal Tours, our city’s pedal-powered party tour company, told Bham Now that the Plum Bar is one of their most popular downtown tour stops.

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Love all things musical and local? Check out Bham Now’s guide to Birmingham bands part 1 and part 2.