East Bay blues and jazz clubs roundup

Swoon whether there’s crooning or not. When live blues and jazz notes embed the warm glow of a dimly lit lounge, it’s a classic and classy American experience. And whether those notes are pervading a hidden speakeasy or a well-known mainstay on the main drag, locals rest easy amidst an alluring atmosphere once through each set of doors.

The power of technical musical prowess can dress up any locale into a destination spot. Fancy and elaborate or simple and low-key, here are some favorite BARTable blues and jazz clubs in the East Bay where the rhythms will treat you right.

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Yoshi's Oakland

Yoshi’s is synonymous with Bay Area jazz, and it’s where you’ll catch big names (and their accompanying revered instruments and vocal pipes) serenading a 310-seat venue. 

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Yoshi's Oakland

12th St. Oakland City Center
Cafe Van Kleef

Cafe Van Kleef is Uptown Oakland’s beloved little bar; a narrow and cozy feast for the eyes and ears nestled on buzzing Telegraph Avenue.

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Cafe Van Kleef

12th St. Oakland City Center
Geoffrey’s Inner Circle

Geoffrey’s is known by locals for its welcoming staff and dance floor; here, everyone really can feel like part of the inner circle. 

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Geoffrey’s Inner Circle

12th St. Oakland City Center
Impulse Room Jazz Club

A new addition to the East Bay music scene, Impulse Room hosts live jazz with weekend buffet meals in downtown Walnut Creek. 

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Impulse Room Jazz Club

Walnut Creek

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