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The Best Places to See Jazz NOW in Valletta

The Best Places to See Jazz NOW in Valletta

Valletta has long been synonymous with fantastic evenings out listening to live music, with jazz a firm favourite amongst the city’s discerning audiences. As Malta begins to gear up for another summer spent relaxing at Valletta’s numerous wine bars and bistros, we’ve put together a list of some of the best places to relax while listening to live jazz. “Nice…”


Jazz session at Offbeat featuring Nadine Axisa

Since opening its doors in 2017, Offbeat music bar has made a name for itself as a key jazz venue in Malta’s capital, placing emphasis on attracting the best local and foreign talent, as well as simply being a great bar in its own right. Brought to you by Fabio Imbroll and well-known local jazz pianist Joe Debono, Offbeat provides an intimate atmosphere appreciated by music lovers far and wide, offering regular jazz sessions in addition to its stellar calendar of concerts by local and visiting artists.

Join Offbeat for its Jeudi Jazz sessions, running every Friday from now until the end of July. For more information, visit them on Facebook.

BABEL Bistro

Outside of Babel in Valletta

One of Valletta’s newest additions, BABEL has fast made an impression on Valletta’s music scene, featuring live performances most nights of the week with a wide variety of fantastic local musicians. Located in Valletta’s iconic Archbishop Street, BABEL provides the perfect setting for enjoying Valletta’s famous bustling atmosphere and iconic architecture.

For further information about upcoming evenings at BABEL, check out their Facebook page.

Il-Gazin, Vilhena Band Club

Live music outside Vilhena Band Club

A firm favourite amongst locals and a popular location for visitors to Valletta, this legendary Floriana band club is home to regular performances by some of Malta’s finest musicians. Offering warm and friendly surroundings and an appreciative crowd of music lovers and regulars to the club, over the years Vilhena has established a reputation as a lively location for music in the nation’s capital, and features a mix of returning and visiting artists on a regular basis.

Vilhena’s ‘J is for Jazz’ sessions run every Friday through March. For more details, check them out on Facebook.

Bridge Bar

Jazz evening at Bridge Bar

Despite having not yet begun its series of well-known summer jazz evenings, no list of venues in Valletta would be complete without Bridge Bar. An immensely popular venue for live jazz in the city, for years this Valletta landmark has attracted crowds of jazz lovers to its uniquely lively settings, tucked away on Triq Sant’Orsola close to Victoria Gate. With tables spread across the bridge for which the bar gets its name, and cushions generously provided on the nearby steps, visitors can enjoy thrilling live music in sociable and friendly surroundings.

Bridge Bar’s regular Friday night jazz sessions begin in May, for more information visit them on Facebook.

Café Society

Valletta's Café Society

Those familiar with Valletta will be no stranger to Café Society. Located just off St Paul Street, this thriving bar regularly welcomes such names as renowned Maltese trumpeter, Adrian Ir-Russu, as well as a host of jazz-infused and electronic DJs.

To find out more, visit their page on Facebook.