A Jazz Lovers Guide to Hong Kong

Jazz Lovers Guide to Hong KongHong Kong is a great place to listen live music, and jazz is particularly popular here. Lovers of jazz will be able to find bars, restaurants and pubs that support live jazz music scattered across the city, especially on weekends when large numbers of expats and people who hail from Hong Kong come out to perform.

Peel Fresco is perhaps the best place in Hong Kong to enjoy live jazz. This tiny establishment can be found in the Central district, and is regularly frequented by local jazz legends such as Ted Lo and Eugene Pao. Peel Fresco is tucked away down an alley and is well worth seeking out if you fancy being part of the Hong Kong jazz scene.

Visage One is located in the SoHo district of Hong Kong and is run by local hairdresser and jazz lover Benku Chan. This intimate venue has been created as a tribute to the old fashioned jazz den of New York and Tennessee. Visage One has been attracting jazz musicians and fans for more than four years, and the atmosphere is smooth and sexy no matter which day of the week you choose to swing by.

Backstage is an up market venue situated close to the colorful LanKwai Fong district. Live music is hosted here and played by both big bands and solo musicians every night of the week, although the style is not limited to jazz alone. The cover charge here tends to be rather steep, but audiences are limited to around 50 making for an intimate gathering, and a spectacular show is guaranteed here.

Of course, these are just a few of the jazz venues that can be found in Hong Kong. The best way to track down live music in this vibrant city is to keep your ear to the ground and track down local events magazines and press releases.