Do not expect to hear jazz when entering Jazid, unless you can hear the Dizzy Gillespie in the live reggae, rock, R&B and Latin fusion performed nightly. Originally the idea was to entice South Beach’s nocturnal warriors with a spot of jazz. But South Beach is not the kind of place where you sit down and savour the sounds of trumpets, saxophones and pianos.
rnOn South Beach the idea is to get drunk, look cool and get dancing (if that’s possible), so now Jazid packs people into its cramped interior and feeds them beer, vodka and live music.
rnUpstairs there’s a DJ lounge with a pool table and cocktail bar, but the main events happen downstairs where performances start at 9pm. People dress casually at Jazid, so tanktops and jeans are acceptable.
rnThere is a cover charge of $10, but if you look confident at the door then the doorman should let you off paying. The acoustic rock session on a Monday can be interesting.