Hamburg is grooving, swinging and jamming. Jazz is an established part of Hamburg’s one-of-a-kind live music scene. In the north German music hub, jazz lovers will find a great choice of concerts across a wide variety of venues, ranging from traditional live clubs to jam sessions on a ship. Award-winning musicians from Hamburg as well as international artists provide jazz music experiences spanning everything from easy listening to experimental. The Cotton Club in Hamburg's Neustadt, not far from St Michael’s Church, is especially worthwhile mentioning here. For over 50 years, local, national and international greats of jazz have been performing in this basement pub. Other clubs such as the Mojo Jazz Café and the Nochtspeicher, as well as the Jazz Focus at the Hamburg School of Music and Theater, are further examples of Hamburg’s lively jazz scene. The annual Elbjazz Festival, which is hosted across various venues against the spectacular backdrop of Hamburg's port, attracts music lovers from around the globe. Year after year, this successful large-scale event offers a unique mix of jazz legends and up-and-coming artists.