Best of Boston

1999 Best Jazz Club, Traditional

Scullers Jazz Club

So it’s in a hotel, so what? Suits and garment bags can be forgotten in this dimly lighted club with its huge windows overlooking the Charles. Scullers consistently provides the city with great jazz—local bands just rising and bigger names in their prime (and post prime). The summer lineup has included Shirley Horn, Stanely Turrentine, and Herbie Mann. Scullers is a true jazz club, however, not because of its acts but because of its clientele. Even on a quiet weeknight, the crowd will clap wildly after a good solo and holler when the drummer starts to kick it.

DoubleTree Guest Suites Hotel, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, 617-562-4111,