Body & Soul

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6-13-9 Minami Aoyama, Minato-Ku
Shibakōen 1 Chome 5-25 Minato-ku Tōkyō-to 105-0011 JP

Body & Soul is one of the most historically important jazz clubs in Tokyo. Featuring many of the top local musicians but also regular groups from the US and Europe, B&S is along with the Pit Inn and Alfie one of the three most famous live spots in town. Owner Ms. Seki Kyoko is a major figure in the jazz scene for more than 50 years, knowing everyone in the jazz world here and overseas. (Visiting American jazz musicians will often stop by Body & Soul just to pay their respects, even if they are playing at another club.)

Different styles depending on the night (mostly mainstream, with a few more adventurous groups on occasion) and always packed, B&S is also the rare jazz joint with exceptionally good food, so you can plan on dinner & drinks along with the gig.

Unfortunately after 30+ years at their Omotesando location, Body & Soul is moving to a new space in Shibuya, right up the street from Tower Records, with the first gig scheduled for October 10th, 2021.  Details coming soon on the new venue!

 

Size
51-75
Food
Yes
Directions

Station: Omote-Sando – Ginza, Hanzomon and Chiyoda Subway Lines

Exit: B1

Distance from station: 10-14

Date published
06/01/2009 UPDATED 2021
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