All those jazz bars

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All those jazz bars

Looking for some great blues and jazz music to get your groove on, or sit back and just relax? Here are some venues for satisfying that musical craving.

by Charlene Davis

Bearly’s House of Blues & Ribs

You can get your fill of some killer blues music pretty much every night of the week at Bearly’s. It boasts such local acts as Morgan Davis, Roger Howse and Garett Mason. At this classic-looking joint, you’ll always feel welcome as you mix with a crowd of young and old.

1269 Barrington Street, 423-2526

Michael’s Bar and Grill

Twice a month Michael’s hosts The East Coast Blues Society’s Second Sunday Jam. Anyone with an instrument can come on in, sign up and join the fun. This relaxed event, from 3-7pm, is free, and coincides with happy hour drinks and 35-cent wings.

6100 Young Street. 454-6600

Stayner’s Wharf Pub & Grill

Going for a walk on the waterfront and in the mood for some good food, drinks and jazz? From Wednesday to Saturday there are various live artists, and every Sunday night from 5-9pm at Stayner’s Jeff Goodspeed hosts a jazz matinee. Check online or call for other Stayner’s jazz events.

5075 George Street, 492-1800

Rock Island Cafe

For a more mellow taste, check out this cozy café on Thursday nights for some sweet tunes by Bermudan guitarist George Cymonds. It’s free when you go in for some Caribbean food, and starts at 7pm. Call for more info and other possible events.

6293 Quinpool Road, 406-4387

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