What’s great about Los Angeles is that it is rich with culture and history. Tourist attractions are loads of fun, but what I love most about L.A. is that it is filled with hidden gems, and that includes Sunday Night Jazz. Sunday Night Jazz disappears throughout the week and reappears at 9 p.m. every Sunday at the NeueHouse in Hollywood, which is just a 5-minute walk from the Walk of Fame. Let me tell you — it is very different than the typical club hotspots in Hollywood, which I absolutely love. This jazz club takes you back to the golden era of Hollywood but with a modern twist.
I was very fortunate to have been invited to the grand opening, and I could not have had a better time. Upon entering, there are two bars on each side of the room. The menu consists of cocktails, specialty drinks and wine. Like any club, prices were on the higher end. I was surprised to find that a glass of white wine costs $15, but they give you more than you would want anyway. When I arrived, I thought that the two bars were all that this venue had, but little did I know that they were hiding the main attraction behind curtains.
When the curtains fell, so did my jaw. Two beautiful women swung beside bubble-like chandeliers on swings strapped to the ceiling. The room was also lined with comfy couches for table service, and the second floor had a balcony for VIP guests. I could not have been more content, but the unveiling wasn’t the last surprise the night.
Jazz music filled the air and pumped through our veins. Guests slapped their thighs, tapped their feet and swayed side-to-side. The music was infectious and it made it hard not to dance. It wasn’t until I made my way to the back of the club that I discovered the talented live band known as the Downtown Horns, which I thought was a great choice for opening night.
Every Sunday, different performers will be featured. You won’t know who is performing until you walk into the club that night. Opening night starred Lauren Bennet ft. Brooke Lynn’s Burlesque, and boy did these ladies captivate the crowd. Lauren’s soulful singing and lively personality mesmerized guests and complemented the stunning dancers of Brooke Lynn’s Burlesque.
I highly recommend attending Sunday Night Jazz next time you’re in Hollywood on a Sunday night. Unlike most clubs, this one prefers to stay a mystery. It is known exclusively through word of mouth and does not have a website nor do they have a social media presence. This makes it a hotspot for locals, and the owners prefer to keep it that way.