Jamboree’s history holds an impressive reputation for current acts to live up to. In the ’60s the venue played host to a remarkable list of jazz luminaries including Chet Baker, Ella Fitzgerald and Lionel Hampton.
Big names may now be conspicuously absent, but Jamboree compensates with a feverish dedication to presenting talented musicians versed in a range of musical styles. The concerts, which usually begin at nine in the evening, still offer some great traditional jazz, but are also supplemented with Latin and rock-inspired variations, and even some flamenco.
The cellar club is the real clincher, though, spinning an exuberant selection of hip-hop and funk until the early hours of the morning. While times may have moved on, Jamboree is still characterized by the love for music that distinguished its past.