The brand new Manchester jazz club, La Gitane, launched last night to an exclusive guest-list crowd for a preview of what’s to come.

The first jazz club to be opened in Manchester since 1999, La Gitana on Bridge Street is a sister venue to Cafe Istanbul and saw the launch night feature singer Lucy Hope and Matt Nickson, founder of Matt and Phreds.

With a luxurious interior and excellent bar, it looks set to be a great addition to the Manchester scene.

Speaking at the launch, owner Sacit Onur said: “It’s fantastic to see such a variety of people enjoying La Gitane tonight, it is a brilliant venue and I’m so pleased to have Matt involved with the music side, I’ve no doubt the people of Manchester will be as excited as we are to have a new jazz bar in town.”

Established bands and performers are set to perform at the jazz club with the programme being co-ordinated by Matt Nickson himself, who commented “Café Istanbul have been integral to the life of the city for many years and I am excited at the prospect of playing at La Gitane and looking forward to bringing the best in jazz to Manchester.”

La Gitane is set to host live music every Thusday, Friday and Saturday from 9pm until 2.30am with table reservations available via Cafe Instabul.

  • La Gitane at Cafe Instabul
    La Gitane at Cafe Instabul

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