Nightlife Guide: Best nightlife spots for jazz


Sunday jazz

Chatterbox: Indy’s oldest jazz club gives jazz fans innovative sounds to cap off the weekend. Popular electric violinist Cathy Morris jams and guest musicians are welcome to sit in. 8-11 p.m. No cover charge.

Conrad Hotel: During a jazz brunch, hear five-star sounds to match the dining and decor by various artists. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse: The Ken Fary Duo features guest jazz soloists and vocalists. 7:30-11:30 p.m. No cover charge.

Rick’s Café Boatyard: The Art Trio swings from 7:30-11:30 p.m. No cover charge.

Sullivan’s Steakhouse: Convergence plays 5-9 p.m. No cover charge.

Jazz seven nights a week

Chatterbox: Three groups rotate Monday through Thursday. On weekends, hear guest combos 10:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Cover charge.

Rick’s Café Boatyard: Great dining and three jazz combos rotate nights from 7:30-11:30 p.m. No cover charge.

Sullivan’s Steakhouse: Piano duos and trios perform 5-11 p.m.

Three-night jazz

Cibo Ristorante: On Thursdays, hear the Four Sexes; Fridays, Gregg Bacon; Saturdays, Jay Majors & Hookup, 8-11 p.m. No cover charge.

Best live venue for jazz

Jazz Kitchen

5377 N. College Ave., 317-253-4900,

The Jazz Kitchen offers nightly shows and is ranked among the top 100 jazz clubs in the world. Booking a mixture of top local jazz acts on week nights and national jazz stars on weekends, coupled with a superb menu of first-class dining, owner David Allee has placed the Jazz Kitchen among jazz and gourmet food lovers’ favorites. It’s the best all around.

Top jazz musicians in Indy

Frank Glover and Claude Sifferlen are two artistically kindred souls that consistently perform innovative jazz together at a high standard.