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Monday, March 21, 2011


We're talking here of an institution of Cairo’s musical scene. Opened in the summer of 2001, the Cairo Jazz Club has been hosting many of the bands that are enlivening the musical scene of the city and is a “must visit” for any music lover visiting the city. Through its Agency division it promotes a vast and eclectic number of local independent bands and it has been instrumental in organising the Artbeat and Cairo Jazz Festivals.

The Cairo Jazz Club is situated on the ground floor of an apartment building in the Agouza district, on the right side of 26th of July Street, just off the corniche, below the 15th of May bridge. Parking is easily available for a fee in a large guarded parking lot below the bridge itself.
The Club has seen recently a renovation that has successfully raised its claim to be not only a venue where to have a drink while listening to good music, but a place where you can have an excellent meal as well (and I mean it, I had there one of the best risotto and fillet in town!). It is always packed with a most interesting crowd of trendy locals and foreigners without having the off-putting, and largely artificial, sassy poshness of other venues. At the Cairo Jazz Club there is no minimum charge and you are not charged a fortune for your drinks and meal. The service is friendly and attentive and the air recirculation system is working effectively (though you’ll still have problems if you are particularly sensitive to passive smoke). Music is loud but won’t blow your brain out, though if you want to talk with your friends you better do it before the live act starts.

The Cairo Jazz Club enforces a couples only policy and requests that you are at least 25 years old to access the premises. Since the venue is not that big, reservation is strongly recommended as doors close at full capacity. All house rules and the agenda of live performances are available on their excellent and regularly updated internet site (link below).

Open from 5:00 PM to 3:00 AM
197, 26th of July St., Agouza
Tel: 33459939 or 010 68804764
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1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you enjoyed the risotto and fillet! It was borne out of my own search for a decent mushroom risotto in Cairo - I've posted the recipe for it on my own website if you want to try it yourself.

    wesam masoud
    Executive Chef
    Cairo Jazz Club