From its emergence, at the beginning of the 20th century, jazz spread all over the world, recruiting new musicians and fans wherever it was felt, and adapted itself to diverse musical styles, obtaining new melodies and rhythms.
We advise our jazz enthusiasts to take notes of our suggestions of the best places to listen to jazz in Porto. Travel to the cradle of blues and jazz – New Orleans – without ever leaving Portugal.
Hot Five Jazz & Blues Club
Hot Five Jazz & Blues Club is one of the most important spaces in Porto dedicated to jazz, with an intense programme of live concerts, open since 2006.
The environment is welcoming and intimate, with dimmed light, with tables and chairs made of iron, and in the walls are hanging portraits of important American figures of jazz and blues.
Hot Five organizes concerts every week, from jazz to funk, and occasionally there are tribute concerts.
Address: Largo do Actor Dias, 51, Porto
From Livraria Lello: 12 minutes
Casa da Música
The famous Casa da Música is a concert hall that includes a great variety of jazz concerts on its agenda.
Take some time to consult Casa da Música’s programme, buy tickets for a concert and visit the facilities of the building, recognized as an architectural icon for its innovative and contemporary style.
Address: Avenida da Boavista, 604-610, Porto
From Livraria Lello: 14 minutes by bus – 201 STCP bus
Mirajazz is a bar with a marvellous view over Douro River, open every day from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Don’t be discouraged by the big flight of stairs that you will have to climb to get to this amazing space dedicated to jazz.
If the sun is lurking, don’t miss the opportunity of admiring the sunset from Mirajazz’s terrace. Spend the rest of your afternoon listening to jazz and with the company of a glass of wine.
The live jazz concerts always start around 4 p.m. for people not to miss the sunset.
Address: Escadas do Caminho Novo, 11, Porto
From Livraria Lello: 11 minutes
Prova – Wine Food & Pleasure
Between the enormous variety of wines and tapas, there is jazz in the air of Prova – Wine Food & Pleasure.
Every week there is live jazz. Take a break from your accelerated routine, relax and enjoy a glass of wine to the sound of jazz.
Address: Rua de Ferreira Borges, 86, Porto
From Livraria Lello: 8 minutes
V5 is recognized as a bar with an alternative programme, emphasising less commercial styles of music, like rock or jazz, among many other styles.
Every Thursday there is live jazz with free entrance.
Address: Rua dos Mártires da Liberdade, 216, Porto
From Livraria Lello: 10 minutes