Boogie on Down to the Bayou at Blues Alley Jazz Club

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Living in a large metropolitan area, we are privileged to have access to countless opportunities to experience the arts in their many forms.  Museums, theaters and galleries populate the streets of high-traffic parts of town, giving exposure to local and national artists.


Blues Alley Jazz Club is among those venues in Washington, D.C. that temporarily takes you away from the big city and brings you up close and personal with the raw talent of jazz and blues musicians.

Located in the Georgetown neighborhood and true to its name, this music venue is located off of the hustle and bustle of M Street in a narrow alley.  The subtle, dimly lit sign signals the main entrance which is a simple black door.


Upon entering the club, you feel transported to the New Orleans’ bayou.  Soft lighting and old instruments displayed on the walls set the mood for a truly unique experience.

BAJC1When you are shown to your table, and I don’t believe there is a bad seat in the house, you are presented with a menu full of Cajun dishes and cocktails that do not disappoint.

I attended the 8:00pm dinner show and was treated to one hour and fifteen minutes of almost non-stop live music from the artist Najee and his band.

Being so close to the artists allows you to feel the emotion behind each note and quite literally rocks the whole room.  One could have found the whole audience nodding their heads, tapping their feet or clapping their hands along with the contemporary jazz melodies.

I recommend attending a show at Blues Alley Jazz Club to anyone that can appreciate live music and culturally rich experiences.

Check out their schedules of events and calendar for their diverse line-up of musical guests nearly every day of the week!

Tickets to one of their holiday shows in December could make a great gift or a fun way to celebrate the holiday with your office.

Also, check out these helpful hints on their webpage to make your experience even better. I strongly suggest arriving at least one hour early for an 8:00pm or 10:00pm seating to ensure you can get a seat up close and with the other members of your party.

Take some time to get away without having to leave town and schedule a visit to Blues Alley Jazz Club!

Post by: Shelley W.

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