Avant Groove Jazz Club & Martini Bar


From local entrepreneur and jazz musician John Vecchi comes Salt Lake City’s newest and most innovative destination. Bringing together world-class jazz, hand-crafted cocktails and fine dining. Avant Groove’s elegant, intimate, mid-century design captures the ambiance and style of the great jazz clubs of the 1950’s, 1960’s and beyond.



Live Jazz with Elastic

Featuring Avant Groove creator and owner John Vecchi, Elastic Quintet blends an eclectic mix of straight-ahead and modern jazz by artists including John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Herbie Handcock, Joshua Redman, Kenny Burrell, Roy Hargrove, Wes Montgomery, John Scofield, Charlie Hunter, and the timeless vocals of Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennet.


Hand-Crafted Cocktails

The club is known not only as a world-class venue for jazz, but also for signature/craft cocktails, martinis, seasonal beer and an exclusive wine list.

Avant Groove features an exceptional craft cocktail list, creating a luxurious experience to compliment the music — created and developed by head bartender Christopher Stephenson and crafted from fresh, seasonal ingredients sourced from local providers.