If you haven’t been scared off by unfunny hipster parodies of the genre in the New Yorker and want to hear some live jazz, I salute you. I’m here for you. As a musician, jazz writer, and longtime denizen of many local joints, I will try to make the process of choosing a place to go as undaunting as possible.
The Ellis Room
FIRST LOOK: THE ELLIS ROOM IN BROOKLINE
To find it, you have to walk into the Magnolia Smokehouse and look for a staircase in the middle of the place ...