The Live Jazz Lounge

About the Live Jazz Lounge

Unreleased live jazz recordings

LiveJazzLounge only presents material that is freely accessible and not sold commercially. LiveJazzLounge is a totally non-profit, commercial-free endeavour, fuelled solely by the love for this great music. It has already received praise and gratitude from many of the featured artists. In its 9 years of existence, Live Jazz Lounge featured 628 live jazz performances by 1,152 artists. It received over 1,178,105 visits from 179 countries.

All content in the LiveJazzLounge is available from the domain. No messy downloads from funky sites, no commercials popping up, no captcha frustration. Everything is right here, in one place, always available. Free.

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Peace, love and jazz.


137 thoughts on “The Live Jazz Lounge

    1. Thanks for this incredible resource. As one who listens to the recordings of many of these artists, I’ve always wished there was more music to hear than what is available commercially (all of which I’ve purchased, often more than in one format!). So, having these live recordings available is a godsend. And you’ve done a beautiful job of organizing and making it easy to listen to the music.

  1. That is an impressive collection of artists and live recordings that you have assembled here. Surely a lot of work has gone into this and you deserve respect and admiration…

  2. Thank you so much for maintaining this website, an incredible vault with tons of good music. Picture me almost drooling on the mousepad while browsing for the first time through your archives. Being a pro musician I really appreciate what you are doing here. I have been collecting radio broadcasts of live jazz myself for a long time and tried to attend many live concerts even if that meant driving hundreds of kilometres. Nevertheless there are shows too far away or others I could not see because of myself playing the evenings.

    Peace, love and jazz, Stephan

  3. I’m a frequent visitor of this wonderful jazz temple! Nice work. There´s never enough good music!
    Greetings from Portugal

  4. Hi
    I looked for “off-jazz-ravi-shankar-berwaldhallen-stockholm-march-1989”
    Ravi’s music is special to me…

  5. Gracias por toda la música, su presentación es de muy buen gusto, la calidad de las grabaciones es de primera. Los felicito

  6. Thank you so very much for posting all this amazing live music. For me, in regards to jazz, live is where it’s at. I want to thank you particulaly for the Shai Maestro trio stuff-i love their work!!! Muchas Gracias, Merci beau coup!!

  7. Thanks you for the wonderful collection of live sessions of great jazz musicians! I have about 2000 jazz CDs and iTunes downloads, but it is always a pleasure to hear vibrant sound of your favourite artists performing live. Many thanks!!!

  8. Thank you so much for share those precious records for our pleasure.
    a big hug from são paulo – brasil
    love, peace and jazz

  9. Otra vez les entrego mi gratitud y admiración por todo su trabajo de edición y recopilación. Los artistas son todos de primer nivel y es meritorio señalar la amplitud de estilos presentados

  10. thanks a lot for sharing this precious jewels. as a music lover, I apreciate too much your passion and your effort. a big hug from são paulo, brasil

    1. Thanks so much for your kind comments.
      We are all in debt to these wonderful artists.
      What would be of our lives without their creations?
      We ought to support them by going to their concerts and buying their music.
      Peace, love and jazz.

  11. Hello there “LJL”. This is Plöp from 365trios. Your blog has been a source of so much wonderful music over the years. For that I thank you. I was just looking through a folder of mine called ‘The Great Jazz Deluge’ and I realized that a lot of it originated from you here and your blog. ~ Plöp

  12. Just found your site. What a gift to the music world! Thanks so much for your selfless efforts. I have followed many of the artists in your catalog for over 35 years. Own too many ECM records, CDS and now MP3s to count. It is nice to have these live recordings as a suplement! All the Best
    Shawn Wilson
    San Francisco

  13. Hi LJL,

    Thank you very much for this fantastic archive and congratulations on hitting that new milestone. I’ve found many new artists through this site that I now go see live at every opportunity.

    Thank you very much,


  14. Great site, a very big collection of amazing musicians and concerts! thank you very much for the music! I’ll keep following this page!

  15. Hi, just discovered this wonderful site, what a pleasure to see so much great music, beautifully presented in such a way that it’s very clear how much you care about the music and want to give it the repect it deserves. Of course, the first thing I went for had to be … the KingCrimson 2016 tours post. I was at the Aylesbury concert with which this starts… keep up the good, no, great, work! Off to look through the other posts now, can’t wait!

  16. Wonderful site
    Many thanks for all the posts
    Long life to Live Jazz Lounge
    Echiré79 from France

  17. What an absolutely unbelievable archive! This has been like finding buried treasure for me.
    I really appreciate your kindness in sharing these amazing performances, cannot thank you enough
    Best wishes

  18. Thanks for such an exceptional collection of jazz, your efforts inspiring and appreciated!

  19. I just found your website. The content is fantastic! Congratulations for a great work of love – Thank you.
    All the best!

  20. Desde la Patagonia Chilena, solo agradecer el trabajo por este excelente sitio, Gracias!! larga vida a la buena música.

  21. Love the site (and of course buy official releases/go to shows by the artists I’ve listened to here). Thank you!

  22. Hello,
    Thank You for all that great live recordings!

    Unfortunately i am too stupid for the download. How does it work? I ask for support. Thank you so much!

  23. Nice Web I love it! Thanks for share so incredible music! How do you do for get recordings with so good sound quality? You are a wizard!

    1. Thanks. LJL is only an aggregator of live jazz music. We only feature material that is freely available elsewhere. (Admittedly, we do adjust the EQ sometimes and do a bit of stereo enhancement here and there…) The sources of the material are listed here:
      Peace, love and jazz.

  24. hey guys
    I love this blog entirely about sharing live performances of high level!!
    pure joy.

    great work you have been doing.
    we are all very thankful.

  25. Hello, I discover Live Jazz Lounge and I find my happiness in the middle of all these wonderful concerts.Moreover very well recorded. Thank you very much.

  26. Thank you so much for all beautiful concerts I could hear to and download. Your selection is perfectly fit and in line with my musical interests.
    May your site exists and continues for a long time

  27. Hi LJL,

    Thanks a lot for your time and dedication for the music. Your web is an oasis. No bad links, no popups, and the only publicity and promotion is for the music of the artists. I’m an amateur musician, and as an artist I would be proud to, some day, be so good musician, that my music could be in a web like yours. Perhaps some day Bill (or the people that advice him) will understand that your web is a good way to promote the music.

    All my best wishes to you and your comunity,

    Xavi B

  28. Just a note to say hello and thanks for all the wonderful concert material I’ve heard here over several years now.

  29. El blog es magnífico y os agradezco las grabaciones que ponéis a disposición de los que, como yo, amamos esta música. Gracias.
    Manolo G.

  30. Dear LiveJazzLounge, Before Pandemic I Every day check your Site…Perfect Site…
    I Love Jazz and your Site…
    Peace, Love and Jazz.
    George From Georgia. Tbilisi.

  31. Many thanks for a great site and all your effort. The content is fantastic and the covers are beatiful! – Thank you

  32. Ive been following your uniquely wonderful site for quite some time. Love it! And, do keep up your wonderful labour of love in sharing these wonderful shows with all of us.

  33. I have been following your site for several years and loving the amazing range of artist you have posted. Thank you.

  34. I started to scroll through your catalog, and before I was even a quarter of the way down was in love. This is an astonishing collection; so many artists and collaborations I either was unaware of or never had the chance to experience. Kudos to whoever is behind this, as your love for great music, live performance thereof, and desire to share it with the world (freely, no less!) is a blessing to the planet and its inhabitants. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  35. I found out about this site from the website of Lyle Mays, who sadly passed away last year.
    It’s a wonderful site with very good taste and love of music. Thank you very much.

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