4 great places for jazz in Dayton

Jerry Gillotti (left) talks with Walter Beasley at Gilly's Niteclub in Dayton. (Archived photo)
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Jerry Gillotti (left) talks with Walter Beasley at Gilly's Niteclub in Dayton. (Archived photo)

There's a lot of excitement about the new jazz and blues club about to open in Miamisburg this week.

But lovers of such soothing sounds don’t have to wait to see and hear it performed live. Here are four other local places you can see live jazz music.


Jazz Central
2931 East 3rd Street, Dayton
Info:
937-254-8130

Billed as “Dayton’s oldest jazz club," Jazz Central features Sunday night jam sessions (for 40 years running) from 8 p.m. until midnight every week. Friday nights feature blues music. Patrons rave about the drink prices, the staff and the local talent on stage.


Gilly's
132 South Jefferson Street, Dayton
Info:
937-228-8414

Gilly’s has also long been known as a jazz and blues haven to Dayton listeners. Owner Gerald Gillotti even hosted his own jazz radio show years ago. The club has opened itself up to other types of music in recent years, so fans should check the schedule for updates. The Dayton Blues Society will hold its “Road To Memphis” Blues Challenge this Sunday from noon until 8 pm.


Crown Plaza Hotel
33 East 3rd Street, Dayton
Info:
224-0800

The hotel frequently features live jazz music in its rooftop bar, View 162 Lounge. The view is easily one of the city's best, making for a relaxing environment to sit back and soak in the sounds.


Rumbleseat Wine
5853 Far Hills Avenue, Dayton
Info:
937-938-9801

Who doesn’t like music and wine? This establishment periodically features a jazz trio, including Friday, August 26 at 7 p.m.

Did we miss a spot? Let this reporter know: jim.ingram@coxinc.com.

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