This rather low-key venue on Novokuznetskaya offers all kinds of jazz, from classical to cutting edge, including no-cover events. It has a homey atmosphere and hosts special jazz nights. Be sure to check the schedule before you go!
27 Pyatnitskaya Ulitsa, Bldg. 3A.Metro Tretyakovskaya. +7 (495) 951 6404. jazzesse.ru
One of the first and most important venues on Moscow’s jazz scene, Kozlov Club is named after Alexei Kozlov, a legendary Soviet/Russian jazz musician. It recently moved to a new location on Ulitsa Maroseika, with two stages, all- night parties and vocal jams every Friday.
9/2 Ulitsa Maroseika Kitai-Gorod. Metro Kitai-Gorod. +7 (926) 952 0077. kozlovclub.ru
Igor Butman Club
This is another veteran jazz club, named after another famous Soviet/Russian musician, Igor Butman. Located in the Taganka neighborhood, the club offers regular concerts of Igor Butman himself and his band, as well as other Russian and foreign musicians. It also holds jazz festivals.
21 Verkhnyaya RadishchevskayaUlitsa. Metro Taganskaya. +7 (495) 792 2109. butmanclub.ru/taganka/