Thursday, June 13, 2013

Jazz Inn Lovely, Nagoya, Japan


I am not the world’s biggest jazz music fan, but I appreciate a good performance, and the Jazz Inn Lovely in Nagoya Japan always had top-notch performers on its stage.

The Jazz Inn Lovely is a small club located near Sakae that has been in town for over 30 years. They have a number of regular local artists, and they support them through the club’s own music label. Often times these performers and bands go on to become quite hege in Japan. But, they also draw in nationally popular artists, such as the equally lovely Keiko Lee.

It is a small club, so it is intimate, but it has a reasonably large stage (for a Japanese club). So there is an intimate vibe, but it does not feel cramped or crowded. Every time I have been there the sound has been perfect, not too loud and everything was as clear as a bell.

They have a full bar, and they serve good food with reasonable prices, and not much of anything over 1000 Yen. It is a foreigner-friendly place, and their service staff speaks good English.

It is open from 6PM to 2 AM, and the live music starts at 8:00 each evening. There is usually a cover charge, from 2000 Yen up to around 6000 Yen, depending on who is playing. If you show up late (close to midnight) there is no cover charge.

The Jazz Inn Lovely is located at 1-10-15 Higashi-sakura, Higashi-ku, Nagoya Aichi Prefecture 461-0005, and the phone number is +81 (0)52 951 6085. It is easy to get to, just a two-minute walk from Exit #5B of the Hisaya-odori Station on the Sakuradori Line.


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