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Blue Wisp Photo courtesy of The Blue Wisp Jazz Club & Restaurant
  • 318 E 8th St

    Cincinnati, OH 45202

  • Phone: 513-241-9477

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Founded as a jazz club venue by Paul and Marjean Wisby, the Blue Wisp has hosted a continuous stream of national and local jazz talent for nearly 40 years. Located in Cincinnati's freshly invigorated downtown, The Blue Wisp Big Band continues to entertain audiences as they have since their founding in 1980. They are now joined by The Blue Wisp Young Lions Jazz Band (young high school players). New blues nights broaden the appeal, as do regularly featured local guitarists Del Williams, Brian Lovely, and Noah Witherspoon. Moves over the decades haven't prevented The Wisp from being both an incubator for upcoming musicians and a popular booking for the best and brightest of the jazz world. Truly a must-visit hot spot for jazz aficionados.