On Monday nights the World Bar hosts Jazz & Latin Open Mic Jam Nights, beloved by Sydney's jazz aficionados.

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The World Bar has a strongly grounded reputation as one of Kings Cross’ most popular weekend venues for drinking and dancing. However, there is more to this unique venue than dance music and teapot cocktails.

Ankle down on a Monday evening and you’ll discover one of the Sydney jazz and Latin music communities best kept secrets.

The weekly Latin & Jazz Open Mic Jam Sessions are a welcoming place where anyone and everyone can come along to enjoy some timeless Jazz standards, whether they are performing or observing..

Whether you plan on taking the stage or not, you can enjoy the open atmosphere in the venue’s main bar (front room) where the doors open onto the terrace and the standing piano is rolled out. In the colder months you can enjoy the ambiance of a roaring fire.

A diverse lot of performers take the stage every week – from students of the Australian Institute of Music, to former X-Factor contestants and regulars like Valda, a spritely woman in her nineties who plays a mean French horn.

This regular event fosters the artistic side of the city’s musical community, free of cover charge. Even if you’re just looking for somewhere to enjoy a fine glass of wine on a Monday evening, it’s worth a look.

If you’d like to join the ‘cats’ on stage, all you need to do is call or email your sheet music and/or ideas to latinjazz@theworldbar.com up to the day of the jam session, and the jazz house band will prepare to accompany you.

Every Monday, 6-11pm at The World Bar, 24 Bayswater Road Potts Point. FREE.