Kvarner newsletter / no 25

Rijeka Cafe Jazz Tunel
Enjoy in jazz and blues in the tunnel!

The Rijeka Cafe Jazz klub Tunel, where jazz and blues music evenings are held almost on a daily basis, is known, in addition to good music and pleasant atmosphere, also for the location and the interior since it is situated in one of the old tunnels along the road.

If you are fond of jazz and blues, and you happen to be in Rijeka, pay a visit to one of the old tunnels by the road, next to the very centre of the town. No, it is not a joke because Rijeka has an original jazz club, located in one of the old road tunnels, with thick rounded concrete walls and the railway line on top of the tunnel that visually dominate the club.

Located at the address Školjić 12, it is called Cafe Jazz Tunel and it is the venue of interesting jazz, blues and soul concerts, held almost on a daily basis.

Mondays are dedicated to the Blues Session, regularly attended by numerous national and international musicians. On Tuesdays, music takes a back seat because the evenings are kept clear for other programmes – poetry reading, thematic forums etc. On Wednesdays it is the turn of jazzers with the regular holding of the Jazz Jam Session, while Thursday is the day for “more serious” concerts, performed by renowned musicians so that the visitors have the opportunity to enjoy in the music and to associate with renowned musicians. Informal amateur music groups also perform in the Tunnel and these evenings usually develop in pleasant mingling with musicians. Fridays and Saturdays are party days with no concerts but the atmosphere is always excellent, anyway.

Besides jazz, blues and soul, dance funky rhythms can often be heard, especially every third Saturday in the month, with the programme “Brown sugar live”.

If because of your different music affinities nothing of the mentioned has inspired you to visit the club, we still suggest that you go there and enjoy in its really unusual atmosphere.