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Jazz Society Cafe

Luis Cordero 5-101 Y Juan Jaramillo, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
+593 93 934 2714
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World Class Jazz in a Magical Setting: The Very Best of Night Life in Cuenca

Wednesday through Saturday evenings, just walk up a flight of stairs to the second floor of La Viña... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MargoonQuixote
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Was really looking forward to this on my last night in Cuenca. Listing shows Wens - Sat. As of this... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Patrick S
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Live jazz 4 nights a week (Wed. - Sat.) 7pm - 10pm 2nd floor of La Vina Italian Restaurant Ecuador's only jazz club! The Jazz Society Café is the performance venue of The Jazz Society of Ecuador in Cuenca, Ecuador. The Café is located on the 2nd floor (upstairs) of La Viña Italian Restaurant. La Viña provides the food & beverages using the same menu and prices as downstairs, and has an excellent reputation for serving authentic Italian cuisine and pizza.
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Hours Today: 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Luis Cordero 5-101 Y Juan Jaramillo, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
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+593 93 934 2714
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wednesday through Saturday evenings, just walk up a flight of stairs to the second floor of La Viña restaurant, at the corner of Luis Cordero and Juan Jaramillo in the heart of the historic district, and you’ll find yourself in The Jazz Society Café --...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was really looking forward to this on my last night in Cuenca. Listing shows Wens - Sat. As of this writing Jazz is on Tue. Thur. Fri.More

Thank Patrick S
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James G, Manager at Jazz Society Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Patrick, I think there was a typo on an ad that was posted on an online website. We're very sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. Since January 1, 2018 we are open Thursdays, Friday, & Saturdays, which is stated on our Facebook...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

REVIEW by Jeffrey L. Schmidt April 24, 2018 Jazz Society Cafe As being both a trained musician (six years of vocal training) and an architect / designer; I would like to share and recommend an amazing and magical musical and aesthetic experience that I had...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

This is the only jazz club in Ecuador to offer jazz 4 nights a week (Wed-Sat)! It offers NYC-style jazz trios and quartets featuring international artists and exceptional local players. The room is intimate and adored with floor to ceiling murals. Food and drinks are...More

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James G, General Manager at Jazz Society Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

Thanks Gary! In addition to presenting high quality jazz, The Jazz Society of Ecuador is also a teaching organization, and teaches the art of improvisation free to Ecuadorian music students who wish to learn how to play jazz. It's a challenge to present jazz 4...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Founded by internationally acclaimed jazz pianist, Jim Galo, this is an intimate gathering of players from the Cuenca symphony, students, and other professionals. There was no smoking, beautiful wall murals, and an altogether pleasant environment. All seats were “front row.” 2 different groups played the...More

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James G, Manager at Jazz Society Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Thanks very much for your kind words. It's nice to hear that our efforts are appreciated! —Jim Gala, Director, Su Terry, Artist-in Residence

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Reviewed 23 December 2017

I highly recommend the Jazz Society Cafe in Cuenca Ecuador. Wonderful Latin Jazz musicians tonight. Especially pianist Lucas Bravo from the Cuenca Symphony Orchestra. Thanks to Jim Galla for hosting such wonderful music.

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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Lovely upstairs space for some jazz music. Good location I think Wednesday through Sunday music. Food ad drinks on the midrange to high end. They say the music is by donation but there are signs, boxes, and cards on the tables that heavily encourage $5...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2017

This is a great spot to hear jazz on Friday night. It is on the second floor in a central location of Cuenca, and it is a wonderful place to catch some good jazz if you like music. It was a bit crowded, but we...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

We've traveled all over the world, and one of the reasons we settled here in Cuenca is because of we love the scale of the city, and that Jim Gala and the Jazz Society are here! I kid you not, knowing that these musicians are...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2017

I have been to Jazz Society Cafe maybe 10 times and I keep returning just for the music. I really like the jazz music there especially when Sweet Sue plays. I have received a poor quality of food and a bad service every time I...More

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James G, Manager at Jazz Society Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

We apologize to you for your problematic experiences at La Viña. As you know The Jazz Society of Ecuador simply leases the upstairs from La Viña Restaurant. It‘s not our restaurant, and we have no control over their menu items. La Viña has a relatively...More

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