So you don’t like jazz? Well, that’s your loss. Just don’t let your lack of love for jazz keep you from visiting Jazzhouse. Granted, a large share of their programme is jazz music – as a matter of fact, it’s the place to go in Copenhagen, especially for contemporary jazz acts – but other genres find their way to Jazzhouse as well. Recently I’ve had the pleasure of seeing both Forest Swords and SUUNS play here.
Besides the music, Jazzhouse is also a unique venue architecturally. It’s housed in the “Women’s Building”, designed in 1936 in a beautiful functionalist style by Danish architect Ragna Grubb. The interior matches the exterior of the building, though I’m not sure it’s all original. When you enter, you are greeted by a piano and a cozy cocktail bar. Walls are covered in velour, and big chandeliers hang from the ceiling in the basement’s main stage room.
On weekends there are late night concerts starting at 23:00 turning Jazzhouse into a very cool live music jazz nightclub. So put on your dancing shoes, ask the bartender for an Old Fashioned and get to dancing.