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
Highlights: Sunset Sunside Jazz Club
This legendary jazz club, Sunset Sunside, has an animated atmosphere that will have you up on your toes dancing to the sound of live jazz in Paris from prestigious professional musicians deriving from different corners 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.
Story: Sunset Sunside Jazz Club
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, is dedicated to electric jazz, electro-jazz, and world music. Both places can each fit up to 100 people and this is still not enough due to the amounts Parisians and tourists that know about this club's famous reputation.
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 tastes. Opened in 1983, this jazz club has not lost its touch.
Thursday, January 26th, 2023 at 9:30 p.m.
Clémence De Tournemire – “My favorite songs from Billie to Sarah”
Pierre-Antoine Chaffangeon (piano), François Bernat (double bass), Clémence de Tournemire (voice)
Friday, January 27th, 2023 at 9:30 p.m.
Walt Weiskopf Quartet
Walt Weiskopf (tenor saxophone), Carl Winter (piano), Andreas Lang (double bass), Anders Mogensen (drums)
Sunday, January 29th, 2023 at 7 p.m.
Tribute to Cole Porter
Jacques Vidal's thematic concerts presented by Lionel Eskenazi
Jacques Vidal (double bass, tuba line-up)
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 jazz club, Sunset Sunside?
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 Sunset Sunside?
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 this jazz club 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 programme 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 Sunset Sunside 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.