We're Open!

Charleston's Premier Jazz Club

Yes, we're open!  Experience Charleston's finest live jazz music located in the heart of the King St. nightlife district.  Cozy couches and candlelit bistro tables await you, carefully spaced for your social distancing comfort.  As Charleston's premier listening room, Forte Jazz Lounge is patterned after famed New York-style jazz clubs, providing a big city sound paired with southern hospitality.  Headliners include local legends, recording artists, notable touring acts, and Grammy winners.  Plan the ultimate date night, celebrate a special occasion, or mingle with jazz enthusiasts at the hottest new venue in town!


"Grab your coat, and get your mask, leave your worries at the doorstep..."

just direct your feet, to the Forte side of the street!   

For those in quarantine, we're also live streaming every show just for you:


"Great atmosphere and great live music.  We will definitely visit again!"

Joseph Griffin, via Facebook

"I highly recommend Forte Jazz Lounge and looking forward to coming back soon."

Amanda W. via Yelp

"I have to say, it was a highlight of our trip to the Holy City."

Tracy Carley. via Google


Take A Tour

Take a virtual tour of the club,

meet the owners, see the grand jazz mural, and hear our story!

See Reviews

See what all the buzz is about!

Forte has a five-stars on Facebook,

Yelp, Google and Trip Advisor.

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