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Sax n' Art Jazz Club, Ho Chi Minh City

28 Le Loi Street
District 1
Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: 84 8 822 8472
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There's nothing else in the city quite like Tran Manh Tuan's brick-walled, bohemian boîte. The talented saxophonist—the first Vietnamese graduate of Boston's Berklee College of Music—picked up an abiding love for American jazz while studying overseas. From 9 pm to midnight, Tran leads a talented house band through a repertoire that samples Fats Waller, John Coltrane, and Ray Charles as well as his own compositions, which incorporate melodies of the Montagnard, the ethnic minorities of the Central Highlands. The club's second-floor balcony has the best acoustics, though there's not a bad seat inside the long, narrow space. Drinks are a bit pricey (about $4 for a draft beer), but there's no cover charge. If you play music, pack along your sax or your ax; visiting musicians are encouraged to jam with the band.

Open daily 9 pm to midnight.

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SCAM: Do not inform you of 80k cover charge and 2.5% credit card charge beforehand

SCAM! Beware of additional charges that they do not inform beforehand:1) VND 80k per person cover charge - nothing included2) 2.5% credit card charge for payments... more