It seems to me that jazz is reappearing through Belgrade’s back door, via a number of smaller clubs with cozy atmosphere and informal gigs made for people who like to combine style with clever music. The cultural center Parobrod (“Steamship”), called like that for the edifice of the Viennese First Steamship Society in which it’s located, has jumped on that bandwagon as well. In autumn of 2013 they adapted the formal boiler room of the building reinventing it as a tiny club. Since the “upper deck” is Steamship it came only naturally that this constricted space becomes a “submarine”.
Das Boot’s design is contemporary and slick, with dimmed lights and well thought details. There is a bar, two more mid-size rooms and an immaculately kept toilet (not such a common site around these parts). Now, all of this would not render it much different from the offer in the neighborhood if it wasn’t for the good people of Parobrod who have decided to make this a venue that promotes jazz. There are two or three gigs per week, a good average, but extraordinary useful once you realize that these are spread through the working days as well.
So, if you’re out on Tuesday or Thursday evening and there’s seemingly nothing special going around, drop by and you might enjoy a laid-back performance, be it by music academy students or jazz veterans. Entrance is free and even your jackets will be taken care of free of charge. Nice touch. Thank you, Parobrod!