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BEST Jazz Club

1990 BEST Jazz Club

The Regattabar


Yes, it’s noisy. Yes, it’s expensive. Yes, the taste is mainstream. No matter. Any club that can survive five years on Boston’s anemic jazz scene must be doing something right. read more»

1990 BEST Jazz Club, New

Tie between Lai Lai Restaurant and Middle East Restaurant


Because they’re the only new jazz clubs in the area this year, and when it comes to presenting jazz, we give A’s for effort. read more»

1989 BEST Jazz Club



The competition around town isn’t tough, but the Regattabar picks up where old Jazz Workshop left off: top players in an intimate setting. But will someone work on the sound? read more»

1987 BEST Jazz Club, Last Gasp

1369 Jazz Club


At the start of 1988, this 80-year-old jazz club will be singing the blues when the landlady takes its lease away. read more»