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Popular Live R&B and Jazz Music Venues in Tokyo, Japan

Jozsef Wittek

Jozsef Wittek
Hailing from music powerhouses Hungary and later Canada (Edmonton!), JoZ aka DJ "Fokus" has been dancing around Asia for the past 13 years. When he's not behind the decks at babylovesdisco, JoZ can be found creating web stuff.



Tokyo Nightlife - Find out where to enjoy live R&B and Jazz music

Live music in Tokyo can literally be found on a street corner in many of Tokyo's neighbourhoods. Favourite locales of performers who play for notoriety instead of money include Shibuya, Yoyogi, Shimokitazawa and Kichijoji (Inokashira Park on a pleasant Sunday afternoon). Although JPOP or rock seem to be the genres of choice for the outdoor performers, there fortunately exists a number of quality live R&B and Jazz houses scattered across Tokyo. A great English resource can be found at

We have also listed some of the more popular venues on the right.


R&B and Jazz Music Venues

Blue Note Tokyo

Blue Note Tokyo Blue Note Tokyo


Located in stylish Omotesando, the Blue Note is one of the city’s premier venues for live jazz and blues with regular visits from top Japanese and International artists.

Map & Access information for Blue Note Tokyo


Cotton Club, Live Music Venue in Tokyo

Cotton Club, Live Music Venue in Tokyo Cotton Club, Live Music Venue in Tokyo


Centrally located in the Marunouchi District, the Cotton Club is one of Tokyo’s newest live venues. Guest can expect great jazz, blues, world and R&B in sophisticated surrounds. Check out their website for a full schedule.

Map & Access information for the Cotton Club Tokyo


Billboard Live Tokyo, Live Music Venue in Tokyo Midtown, Roppongi

Billboard Café in Roppongi Billboard Café in Roppongi


In resurgent Roppongi, visitors to the gleaming Tokyo Midtown complex will find Japan’s newest Billboard Live showcasing an eclectic range of artists from every genre.

Map & Access Information for the Billboard Café in Roppongi


Sometime, Jazz Club & Restaurant in Kichijoji, Tokyo

Jazz Club & Restaurant in Kichijoji Jazz Club & Restaurant in Kichijoji


Featuring live performances every night of week from 7:00 pm, Sometime sits in Kichjoji a popular neighborhood in west Tokyo.

Maps & Coupons for Sometime



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