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Jazz Society Café

The performance venue of the Jazz Society of Ecuador provides soothing aural therapy with Ecuadorian musicians as well as international artists. The Jazz Society also cultivates young local talent, and though there'…
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El Pobre Diablo

El Pobre Diablo is one of Quito’s best places to hear live music. It’s a friendly, laid-back place with a well-curated selection of talent (jazz, blues, world music, experimental sounds) performing most nights. It’s…
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Café Libro

Live music, poetry readings, contemporary dance, tango, jazz and other performances draw an arts-loving crowd to this long-running venue. There are regular tango classes ($10) and milongas (tango dance sessions) on …
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La Juliana

In an old converted house, La Juliana is a colorfully decorated space with a good mix of bands (rock, salsa, merengue) lighting up the dance floor most weekend nights.
Live Music in Quito

Casa de la Música

Top-flight orchestras, including Quito's own philharmonic, and musicians from around the world perform at this contemporary hall with great acoustics.
Live Music in Quito

Cafe Democrático

Alternative live music (think salsa and Latin jam sessions, jazz-ska nights and flamenco guitar improvisations) and DJs keep the dance floor packed at this bar and club in La Mariscal. Popular with locals.
Live Music in Quito


This space, attached to La Bodeguita de Cuba, comes alive on weekend nights when it's transformed into a lively salsateca. If you're lucky you'll catch a performance by the owner, a talented Cuban woman.
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Peña La Jampa

A long-running favorite with locals. Head to this club for a mix of salsa, merengue, rock en español and folklórica (folk music); usually doesn't get started until after 11pm.
Live Music in Otavalo


Live Andean music, generally after 10pm, is performed at this basement space in the center of town.