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Jazzkeller

Jazzkeller

Jazzkeller

Jazzkeller (Kleine Bockenheimerstrasse 18a, Frankfurt) — Located in a basement grotto near Goethestrasse, Jazzkeller has played host to most of the world’s greatest jazz musicians for nearly 50 years. With the presence of U.S. soldiers in Germany during the Cold war years, this venue has drawn many big name American and international jazz musicians – giving Jazzkeller a sense of history.

 

Johnny Hodges drew his own beer from our tap. Louis Armstrong spilled red wine all over his tuxedo, trying to maneuver through the crowd. Dizzy Gillespie had some difficulty blowing his horn after we provided too many complimentary drinks (sometimes we are too hospitable!) – and on another truly memorable evening Lionel Hampton played “four hand” piano with German jazz pianist Jutta Hipp. Roy Eldridge, Gerry Mulligan, Percy Heath, even Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra (with his bodyguard of course) came to the Jazzkeller and electrified the air. Jazzkeller is regularly open from Wednesdays to Sundays, and is only open on Mondays & Tuesdays during special events.