AIN’T NOTHIN BUT BLUES BAR, SOHO W1 One of the best places to hear authentic blues music in London. Atmospheric, intimate and fantastically located in Soho. Get there early to grab a seat, the venue packs out quickly! Jam sessions on Sunday and Monday nights with an impressive standard of musicianship. http://www.aintnothinbut.co.uk    4 minutes Oxford Circus, 7 minutes Piccadilly Circus tubes

BLUES KITCHEN, Camden NW1  Well-respected blues venue, bar and restaurant serving New Orleans and Cajun style food. Open late on the weekends with associated London branches in Brixton and Shoreditch.www.theblueskitchen.com 4 minutes Camden Town tube

JAZZ CAFÉ, Camden NW1  Intimate and iconic jazz venue showcasing live music nightly. The best in jazz, soul, hip-hop and reggae. Disco, house and soul club night every Saturday night. Food from 7-11pm. https://thejazzcafelondon.com 1 minute Camden Town tube

KINGS PLACE, King’s Cross N1 Contemporary music and arts complex hosting classical and jazz music concerts with two music halls, surrounding galleries and cafe.https://www.kingsplace.co.uk 6 minutes King’s Cross St. Pancras tube

THE NIGHTJAR, Hoxton EC1 Prohibition-style speakeasy bar in the heart of Hoxton. Excellent jazz music, atmosphere, and fine cocktails. Reservations recommended.https://barnightjar.com 2 minutes Old Street tube

RONNIE SCOTT’S, Soho W1  Historic Jazz venue with a world-class reputation since 1959, Ronnie Scott’s is a must for music lovers. Jazz greats Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald and Art Blakey have all graced the stage of this iconic venue famously known as the ‘home of British jazz’. https://www.ronniescotts.co.uk 5 minutes Leicester Square Tottenham Court Road tubes

VORTEX, Dalston N16 A unique, not-for-profit venue offering the finest in jazz, avant-garde, experimental and improvised music. Compact and affordable with exciting, varied programming. http://www.dalstonjazzclubrestaurant.co.uk 1 minute Dalston Kingsland Station