There numerous good spots to listen to jazz in the Belge capital (there’s even a Jazz Fest Marathon every year in May – stay tuned for the article about it on Spotted by Locals!), but what I wish to draw attention to is Jazz Station. They have interesting events, such as concerts (obviously!), jam sessions, conferences about jazz, events for different audiences, etc.
Another good reason to go to the Jazz Station is the venue. First, it’s located in an old neo-Renaissance Flemish train station dating from 1885, which is charming, historical, and quirky. You can still see the train tracks at the back, and the facade itself is beautiful, in the typical Belgium red-brick style.
Second, the Jazz Station is Sint-Joost-ten-Node. Sint-Joost isn’t necessarily the first neighbourhood that comes to mind when you think about a night out on the town. But it’s actually very close to the center and worth discovering. Before your show at the Jazz Station, go eat a kebab or fries on the Sint-Joost Square. Not eating a kebab in Sint-Joost would be missing out on the real local experience.