Live Mu­sic Clubs

Where Philadelphia - - The Guide -

CHRIS’ JAZZ CAFE— Live jazz fea­tur­ing great lo­cal and big-name tal­ent, plus a full din­ner menu. Check web­site for full schedule of events. Open M-F 11 am-2 am, Sa 6 pm-2 am. www.chris­jaz­zcafe.com. 1421 San­som St., 215.568.3131. Map 1, H5

JOHNNY BRENDA’S— Catch lo­cally and na­tion­ally renowned in­die rock acts al­most ev­ery night at this hip­ster hang­out in the up-and-com­ing Fish­town neigh­bor­hood. The venue is up­stairs from a tav­ern that fea­tures up­scale pub grub. This month: Es­cort, Feb. 2; Black Mar­ble, Feb. 6; Hamil­ton Lei­thauser, Feb. 9; Song Dogs Ol­der­most, Feb. 10; Sango, Feb. 17; Mt. Joy, Feb. 18; Sinkane, Feb. 19; Muna, Feb. 25. www.john­ny­bren­das.com. 1201 N. Frank­ford Ave., 215.739.9684. Map 1, L1 THE CLEF CLUB OF JAZZ AND THE PER­FORM­ING ARTS— This four story build­ing, af­fec­tion­ately re­ferred to as “The House That Jazz Built,” was formed by a mu­sic union in the mid-20th cen­tury and has been the hang­out of such fa­mous mem­bers as John Coltrane, Nina Si­mone and Ella Fitzger­ald. It has a large con­cert hall and boasts an el­e­gant bar on the sec­ond floor. www.cle­f­clubof­jazz.org. 738 S. Broad St., 215.893.9912. Map 1, H7

TIME— This three-in-one venue fea­tures a chan­de­liered lounge with live jazz, a cozy whiskey bar and a sec­ond-floor dance club, that is rem­i­nis­cent of ab­sinthe-fu­eled hang­outs of old Paris. “Trombo Pic­colo with Chris Far­rell and Com­pany,” Ev­ery M; “Open Mic,” Ev­ery Tu; “Mid­town Jazz Jam with Tim Brey Trio,” Ev­ery Su. Open daily 5 pm-2 am. www.timer­estau­rant.net. 1315 San­som St., 215.985.4800. Map 1, H5

WARMDADDY’S— This South Philly blues and jazz club of­fers a ca­sual, re­laxed at­mos­phere, south­ern rhythm and blues and classic south­ern cui­sine. www.war­m­dad­dys.com. 1400 S. Colum­bus Blvd., 215.462.2000. Map 3, G2

WORLD CAFE LIVE— There’s al­ways some­thing hap­pen­ing at this Univer­sity City venue and restau­rant, fea­tur­ing lo­cal and na­tional acts on two stages and fre­quent open mics and jam ses­sions. Ticket prices and show times vary. Check web­site for com­plete cal­en­dar of events. www.philly.world­cafe­live.com. 3025 Wal­nut St., 215.222.1400. Map 1, E5

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