Several venues in the Inner Loop neighborhoods of Houston, including coffee shops, plant stores, restaurants, bars and lounges, offer live music as featured entertainment for patrons. Find out where to hear live jazz in the city this March. This list is not comprehensive.

Jazzy Sundays in the Park

This annual series kicks off in March at Emancipation Park and migrates to Buffalo Bayou and Discovery Green parks in April and May, respectively. Multidisciplinary Houston-based artist Robert Hodge is this season’s featured artist. These outdoor concerts are held on Sundays to celebrate the tradition of jazz and the Houstonians who preserve the art form.

Featured musicians at Emancipation Park include Houston-based vocalists, DJs, songwriters and performers, such as TK Soul, DJ Mr. Rogers, Keith Frank, Chans Thomas and Leonard “Lowdown” Brown.

Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Food and drinks will be available for purchase, and a pop-up market with locally crafted items, food and wearables will be on site at each park throughout the 2024 series.
Jazzy Sundays is a free, outdoor concert for anyone who enjoys live music. (Courtesy Jazzy Sundays)
Scott Gertner’s Rhythm Room

The live music supper club will host Houston-based vocalist Mariam Echo and other musical acts performing within the genres of jazz, blues and R&B from Wednesday-Sunday. On Mondays and Tuesdays, the venue can be reserved for private events.Eden Plant Company

This coffee and plants shop transforms into a live music venue with “Jazz in the Jungle” on Wednesday nights.Five Central

The multipurpose, multilevel space boasts a cigar lounge, an American restaurant, several bars and a lounge where bands play live music every Saturday and Sunday.
Houston-based artists come through Phil & Dereks to play their instruments and sing ballads every weekend. (Courtesy Phil & Dereks)
Phil & Dereks

The venue offers Creole cuisine, drinks from its bar and live jazz on Thursday nights. Reservations are required.
The Flat in midtown often has DJs come to the venue to play sets. (Courtesy The Flat)
The Flat

The Midtown venue is marketed as a live venue for DJs. The Flat has a midday jazz cool down on Fridays during the lunch hour.Neighbors

This social club and wine bar plays live jazz music every Monday from 8-10 p.m. Attendees will receive a free slice of pizza with a drink purchase. Entry is free.Avant Garden

The social patio, bar and lounge features live jazz on Mondays, hosted by The Cory Wilson Quartet and the Houston Ensamble “Jazz Open Jam.”Kulture

This Black-owned restaurant and performance space from Marcus Davis, of Houston’s The Breakfast Klub, does a twist on Carribbean-Southern comfort food. Ballads are performed by Marium Echo on Fridays and Saturdays.
Hundreds of candles alight the room at the Majestic Metro, as live instrumentation pays tribute to soulful music icons. (Courtesy Fever)
Majestic Metro

The historic venue usually hosts weddings and corporate events, but at 6:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. on March 13, Majestic Metro will be the location of a candleight tribute to soulful artists, such as Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and Al Green. A live performance from vocalist Anthony Curtis, organ player Phillip Jones and saxophonist Woody Witt will contribute to the multisensory experience. Tickets range from $55-$70.Ready Room

The venue has live music and performances from 9 p.m.-midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. They require a reservation and $30 minimum beverage purchase per person.Urban Smoke

This restaurant, bar and cigar lounge boasts live music from in-house bands on Wednesdays, Saturdays and the first Sunday of the month.