Half Note Jazz Club Athens, Guide & Review
Originally opened in ’79 Half Note Jazz Club is Athen’s music temple, a vibrant meeting point for jazz aficionados from across the Greek islands. A solid music season from October through May makes the venue one of the most spectacular in the whole Mediterranean Sea. Half Note is the place where the jazz culture encounters the magical ancient Greek tradition, an explosive combination that makes the club the most popular place to go among locals and one of the well-remembered by tourists. The Half Note Jazz Club is one of Athens oldest jazz spots, with a history full of success and sell-out performances.
Originally opened in 1979 by Nickos Sachpasidis in a basement of Michalakopoulou, Half Note has emerged as one of Greece’ s leading music halls. The music season starts in October, presenting 250 concerts with over 30 diverse bands from around the world, until May. While jazz is a usual genre – big names of the global jazz scene have performed at Half Note during the years. What has made Half Note a landmark in the Athenian evenings for more than 30 years has been the emphasis on quality, combined with the music season which present a different gig every single night.
The audience has the chance to come in direct contact with famous foreign musicians who can present their compositions in a place with a superb acoustic, with a warm and friendly ambiance that unite the public and artists as a big family. In Greece, the land of the myths and gods, there is Half Note Jazz Club, a music spot presenting jazz, blues, funk and other concerts from international artists. The customer service, interior design and friendly environment, combined with top-class live shows, will make even Apollo, the god of music, envious!