Gratified by the Greater Cincinnati community’s response in the year and half since they began showcasing the area’s top jazz performers, Washington Platforms Saloon and Restaurant has decided it’s time to expand the Washington Platform Jazz Series to Saturday nights. They began March 1 and will be offering live jazz, from Latin to vocal, and from straight-ahead to groove jazz. Look for some out-of-town players to be featured in coming weeks as well.
Their mission remains the same as it was in the beginning: to give the city a jazz venue for grownups; a place where folks can gather to hear solid, consistent live small-group jazz, to meet friends, to have an enjoyable and interesting meal and some honest drinks and a place where musicians like to play and listeners like to listen.
Washington Platform serves as a bridge between downtown and Over-the-hine, offering a civilized spot for folks to drop in and have a meal or drinks before or after symphony, ballet, theater, or art events. They serve food until 11PM on weekends and cocktails, of course, until closing. Patrons can park safely, for free, in the lot just across Elm Street on the northwest corner of the intersection.
Jazz runs from 9PM to midnight and there is no cover. There is a $10 food/beverage minimum.