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Blues Alley: Enjoy Live Music at One of the Nation’s Oldest Jazz Clubs

Blues Alley bills itself as the oldest continuously operating jazz supper club in the country, and given that it opened in 1965, that could very well be the case. Over the decades, Blues Alley has played host to well-known jazz artists on the concert hall circuit, such as Charlie Byrd, Nancy Wilson, and Ramsey Lewis. It continues to invite highly regarded artists to perform in its intimate venue.

Step inside, and you’ll feel as though you’ve been transported back in time to the jazz clubs of the 1920s or ’30s. You can grab tickets to the show online or at the door, then grab a table. Blues Alley dishes out colorful Creole and Cajun cuisine that goes well with the live jazz. Dig into Dizzy Gillespie’s jambalaya, teeming with chicken, ham, and andouille sausage, or try the Phyllis Hyman’s stuffed shrimp, packed with crabmeat and served with red beans and rice.

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