Wally’s Cafe; Boston’s Last Living Jazz Club
NOVEMBER 7, 2010
When exploring the jazz scene in Boston one can call upon the immortal words of Simon and Garfunkel, “Here I am, the only living boy in New York”. A town once rife with jazz performers and clubs on every corner now finds itself left with the bare minimum. Wally’s Cafe, though located in Boston’s newly developed South End neighborhood, is anything but trendy when it comes to putting on a classic jazz show.
Established in 1947 and family-run ever since, Wally’s provides live jazz music 365 days a year from some of the most talented and up-and-coming musicians working to perfect their craft. Situated conveniently on the corner of Massachusetts and Columbus avenues, Wally’s Cafe is surrounded by some of the most highly regarded music institutions in Boston including both the New England and Boston Conservatories of Music. The small, almost undetectable, entrance and cozy close-knit atmosphere of the night club can transport anyone back to the jazz age. The artists themselves feed off of the exuberant energy of their audience but it’s not your average bar scene. You’ll find no drunken brawls or screaming undergrads here. From the moment you step in to Wally’s to the moment you leave, a mellow anD
genial experience has been shared by all.
Wally’s Café is open seven days a week.
The club’s hours of operation are 11:00 am until 2:00 am Monday through Saturday and 12:00 pm until 2:00 am on Sundays.