Club History

The Seattle Channel

For over four decades, Dimitrou's Jazz Alley has been a West Coast 'must' for all the towering figures in the world of jazz - stars such as Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Betty Carter, Eartha Kitt, Dave Brubeck and McCoy Tyner have played there.

Inside Dimitriou's Jazz Alley

Dimitriou's Jazz Alley has become the West Coast's premiere jazz club. Every week the club brings the greatest names in jazz to Seattle's audiences.

Artists of international stature such as Burt Bacharach, Judy Collins, Kenny G, Poncho Sanchez, Taj Mahal, Diane Schuur, John Mayall, Earl Klugh, and Bill Frisell appear weekly at Jazz Alley.

The nightclub first opened its doors in 1980 in Seattle's University District. An intimate bistro setting, it attracted a diverse clientele. Equally popular among college students and die-hard jazz aficionados, one always found an exciting mixture of personalities and performers. Six years later Jazz Alley relocated to the larger and more accessible club at 6th and Lenora; the perfect venue for introducing new fans to world class jazz music while still offering the exuberant atmosphere of the old establishment.

Since moving to our present location the club has undergone three remodels. In July of 1990, the club completed a renovation with the expansion of the existing stage and the addition of a full mezzanine overlooking the stage.

Inside Dimitriou's Jazz Alley

Our remodels have included a state of the art sound system, expanded stage, orchestra pit style tiered floor and the addition of over 100 seats, all while maintaining the original bistro ambience that makes Jazz Alley the intimate experience it is.

"A world class jazz club where music and food, musicians and audience garner equal respect" (The Seattle Times)

In 2016, DownBeat Magazine voted Jazz Alley as one of the top 100 jazz clubs in the world. Voted "Best Jazz Club" by the Seattle Weekly and voted Best Jazz Club via King 5's Best of Western Washington poll 8 years running.

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