Clubs & Live Music

The Orbit Jazz Club and Bistro

One of the best nightlife experiences in Joburg. Johannesburg has a long jazz history that had its golden age in Sophiatown (a nearby suburb) in the 1950s which produced greats like trumpeter Hugh Masekela and chanteuse Miriam Makeba who both went on to become global superstars. Today jazz lives at The Orbit in Braamfontein with nightly performances that bring a mix of sounds and genres to the stage.

All the biggest names in South African jazz can be found both on stage and in the audience at this highly respected jazz club dedicated to promoting the best in jazz, funk and blues, among other genres.

A slick bistro greets you downstairs with a menu that focuses on using South African ingredients with a twist inspired by the chef's European travels, while upstairs the bar and a stage surrounded by tables await. Reservations for these are advised.

As well as jazz gigs, The Orbit also hosts regular events such as the excellent monthly Science & Cocktails evening and the En Fuego salsa night with a live salsa band. Check out the weekly concert schedule on The Orbit website.


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Open 16:00–02:00. Closed Mon. Closed 17.12-12.01.18

Price/Additional Info

Tickets for concerts from R60.

Events at this venue

Friday Jan 19 2018Monologues In Song with Tu Nokwe Saturday Jan 20 2018 [...] En Fuego salsa live at The Orbit Thursday Jan 25 2018 [...] Lagos Thursdays at The Orbit Saturday Jan 27 2018Dumza Maswana sings SA Standards Friday Feb 2 2018Carlo Mombelli - Angels and Demons Saturday Feb 3 2018Bokani Dyer Trio Album Preview Live at The Orbit


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