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Nardis Jazz Club

Bereketzade Mah., Galata Kulesi Sok. No 8, Beyoğlu, 34421 İstanbul

Jazz concerts every night of the week except Sunday. Advance booking definitely advised.

Metro: Şişhane, or Tünel funicular station.

The Nardis Jazz Club, situated in an old Genoese building in a side street close to the Galata Tower, is Istanbul’s oldest venue of its kind, having opened its doors in October 2002. Consisting of a stage, a ground floor seating area and a balcony, it has a maximum seating capacity of 120. Customers can have meals served at their tables. The club, which is named after a composition by Miles Davis, is owned by jazz musician Önder Focan and his wife Zuhal, the publisher and editor of Jazz magazine.

The nearest metro station to the Nardis Jazz Club, Istanbul’s oldest-established venue of its kind, is the Şişhane stop on the M2 line. Take the Şişhane exit, walk down the hill to the crossroads and turn left along Büyük Hendek Caddesi towards the Galata Tower. Go round the right-hand side of the tower and turn right into Galata Kulesi Sokak. A short way down this street you will see the Nardis Jazz Club on your right. If coming from the İstiklal Caddesi exit – located close to the upper terminus of the Tünel funicular – or from the Tünel itself, walk down Galip Dede Caddesi to the Galata Tower. (Galip Dede Caddesi is the street that carries straight on where the long stretch of İstiklal Caddesi turns a corner towards the Tünel entrance.)

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