The Bird's Eye - Jazz Club

Since its foundation in 1994 by Stephan Kurmann - bass player, manager and artistic director - the Bird's Eye Jazz Club has made its name with the jazz audience as well as jazz musicians all over the world. It has an excellent reputation among the smaller European jazz clubs - no wonder that it was elected, in Easy Jet's March 2007 magazine, as the best place to go.

Musicians as well as audiences like the intimate atmosphere of the small, vaultlike premise, whose outstanding acoustics guarantee a direct live experience of the music. Thanks to generous support from private donators, companies and the cantons Basel-Stadt/Basel-Land it is possible to offer an qualitatively excellent programme at modest admission. The club offers live music five evenings during the main season, four during the summer, with only short breaks during the carnival, Easter, summer and Christmas.

Kohlenberg 20
4051 Basel
Phone: +41 61 263 3341


Thu 31.1.2013: Doug Hammond's New Jazz Quartet

by The Bird's Eye - Jazz Club on Thu, 24/01/2013 - 15:41
Felix Rossy cannot play the tour. On his place plays Maria Grand: tenor sax The un-conventional drummer with his expressive style and endlessly broad horizon presents his new quartet. This musician, composer and book-author, who lives in Austria, breaks the conventions of schemes, tact and harmony-changes equally well... read more

Tue 29.1. & Wed 30.1.2013: Buenos Aires

by The Bird's Eye - Jazz Club on Thu, 24/01/2013 - 15:39
Heiri Känzig calls „the Argenitian fresh air for European Jazz“ what makes the difference in the sound of this group. Bandoneón, flugelhorn and piano are weaving their musical lines with each other, inspired, in the melancholic-powerful and expressive-moody melodies of the bandleader, while bass and... read more