Sunset Sunside Jazz Club
60 rue des Lombards, 75001 Paris
Capacity 200 seats
2 to 3 hours, depending on the evening
Multiple brief intermissions
Recommended for all ages
This legendary locale with an animated atmosphere will have you up on your toes dancing to the sound of live jazz from prestigious professional musicians deriving from different parts of the world. Located in the very center of Paris, Sunset Sunside attracts a multitude of visitors who come for the diversity in music and to discover new talent! You can say this club is a trendy gem desired by all jazz lovers.
Don’t let the outside fool you, Sunset Sunside obtained its name for a particular purpose. Inside there are two floors, on the ground floor you’ll find Sunside devoted to acoustic jazz while Sunset located underground in a cozy cave looking space is dedicated to electric jazz, electro-jazz, and world music. Both places can ach fit up to 100 people and still this is not enough, because the locale can get crowded with people especially during weekends.
The club has welcomed many acclaimed jazz musicians on stage such as Brad Meldhau, Avishai Cohen, Didier Lockwood, Martial Solal, Aldo Romano, and many more. From the blues to electro jazz, Sunset Sunside has a little bit of everything for all the tastes. Opened since 1983, this joint has not lost its touch.
October 1 at 8:30 pm
Hot Sugar Band presents: Eleanora 'The early years of Billie Holiday'
October 3 at 9:00 pm
Mélanie Dahan Sextet
October 6 at 7:30 pm
October 9 at 8:00 pm
Rob Clearfield, Joe Sanders & Guilhem Flouzat
October 10 at 8:30 pm
Baptiste Herbin Quintet
October 14 at 7:00 pm
October 16 at 8:30 pm
Christophe Laborde, Emmanuel Bex & Louis Moutin
October 17 at 8:30 pm
Christian Escoude 'Trio Gitan'
October 23 at 9:30 pm
Célia Kameni & Alfio Origlio 'Secret Places'
October 24 at 9:30 pm
Ludivine Issambourg & Pelikéon
October 31 at 6 pm
Alexandre Saada 'Songs for a Flying Man'
Sunset Sunside Jazz Club
Sought out to be the best jazz joint in Paris where people can unwind and jam to new and classic jazz tunes, Sunset Sunside was inaugurated in 1983 by Michéle and Jean- Marc Portet. Fun fact, this was the very first jazz club to have been established in the very center of Paris in rue des Lombards. Over the years the greatest names in jazz have performed in this locale such as Brad Mehldau, Kurt Elling, Terry Callier, and many others.
For many years, Sunset Sunside has been an international place, not just in terms of guests but also musicians from all over the world arrive to Paris to play their music on stage presenting to all spectators a little taste of different jazz interpretations. This is why Sunset Sunside prides itself in being recognized as “the club with all jazz” considering it consists of a fusion between classical jazz, electro jazz, acoustic jazz, and world jazz. The club is a very intimate place where proximity and interaction go hand in hand, the crowd can expect to hear great acoustic from wherever they’re standing and enjoy the live performance from up close. Taking up two floors, the place offers the ground floor also known as Sunside dedicated to acoustic jazz and the basement where Sunset is located and devoted to electric jazz, jazz magnet, and world music. Open 7 days a week, Sunset Sunside delivers an exceptional performance that varies everyday and promises to blow you away.
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Air conditioning? Yes
How do I get to the venue?
The theater is accessible by the Chatelet metro station lines 1, 4, 7, & 11 with final stop Les Halles. RER A, B, and D towards Chatelet- Les Halles can also be an option. If you plan to reach the venue by bus you can take lines 21, 67, 69, 72,74,76,81, and 85. Our hotline can be reached in case of difficulty finding the theater on weekdays from 10 am to 7pm Paris time. For details, we invite you to consult the map below.
What do I do when I get to the venue?
While the performance begins at the specific time highlighted on your ticket (typically 8 pm or 9:30 pm), feel free to come earlier for a drink at the bar before the music gets started. The club is open daily from 4 pm to 2 am, with a bar on the ground floor and the stage and music upstairs on the first floor.
Is it a show for travellers or French people?
Both! Welcoming artists from all corners of the globe, everyone speaks the universal language of jazz at Sunset Sunside Jazz club, the joint has been welcoming Parisians and travelers alike since 1983!
What's included with my ticket?
Tickets to the evening shows at the Sunset Sunside Jazz Club include entry into the performance room where you can enjoy the tunes all night long. Beverages and snacks are available for purchase at the venue's bar.
How do I know which artists are performing?
Please refer to the nightly calendar available above. As new artists are confirmed on the program for the coming months, this calendar will be updated with all the latest talent!
Does the venue have a specific dress code?
Attire in these family friendly shows tends to be casual, so feel free to dress in comfortable clothing, though we recommend avoiding caps and flip-flops. It is common for Parisians to arrive directly from work, dressed in smart- casual chic attire.