Sunday Jazz At CR&FC.

Here’s what some of our more seasoned city dwellers will tell you about Sunday Jazz: it’s a Colombo cliche.

A couple of years ago the once gentle gathering of music lovers turned into something of a socialite scene, overrun by adolescents ducking for cigarettes behind plastic chairs and the chatter of patrons bubbling over the smooth, sashaying sounds of the sax.

While it’s true that Sunday Jazz has certainly become more social, this isn’t necessarily a great calamity. In spite of various murmured laments, Jazz remains a rather popular event. You’ll be certain to run into friends, non friends, aunties and uncles. The booze is affordable (Rs. 450 for a large Lion and G&T) and the music isn’t bad (although not always jazz – I think they put on a CD when the band takes a break). What really seems to have flung this humble little gathering into such popularity, however, seems to be the magic of the bar/lawn/background music combo – and drinks on a Sunday is always a good way to stave off glum contemplations of the approaching mistress Monday.

In addition to the CR’s generous store of beverage, you also get the food stalls serving general BBQ/devilled delights. Our most recent experience, however, wasn’t so delightful; we had the misfortune of consuming some rather questionable devilled pork – the animal lying in limp sauce-smothered chunks on our paper plates was, well, we’re not quite sure what it was. Perhaps go for the safer bet of sausages and fries.

Entrance is Rs. 500, the event takes place on the first Sunday of every month and you can stay as long as you like (well, between 2.30 and 9ish). If you enjoy your jazz and prefer a smaller crowd, however, Barefoot’s Sunday sessions may offer a happier alternative.

Dodgy food aside, Jazz isn’t a bad place to spend a Sunday evening. It’s essentially a big family event: the adults gather in clusters on the lawn while children bounce on a large inflatable castle and the teenagers, who attend by the battalion, flick cigarette butts along the fringes. There’s something for everyone.

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp

Highlights.

Latest.

KAMU.

Cinnamon Lakeside’s delicious High Tea spread- 2022

Cinnamon Lakeside has made an exotic appearance at the main lounge, serving a range of

Kamu

Cooking with the Silvermill Coconut Culinary Range

As a Sri Lankan, can you imagine cooking without coconut? It is a universally accepted

Highlights Kamu

Cheers to The Great Indian Roast at Bombay Borough

By Hashini Pathirana We are all here for a short time and definitely for a

Highlights Kamu

Get Fuel’d with Street Burger’s All New Lunch Menu!

By Shamrina Carim Street Burger has launched an exciting, affordable, and a simple lunch menu

Highlights Kamu

Fine Dining with a Sri Lankan twist

Black Coral at Jetwing Beach, Negombo By Shanali Fdo Bringing the luxury of fine dining

Kamu

An epic Saturday brunch at Uga Residence

By Shamrina Carim Rare bar + Kitchen is a quintessential significant historical home that is

Highlights Kamu

Trending.

Kingsbury Colombo launches a “Christmas Carriage of Hope”

The Kingsbury Colombo launched their “Christmas Carriage of Hope”, a festive icon that represents the

Trending

PickMe celebrates the launch of PickMe Pass!

PickMe had an exciting event where they celebrated the launch of their new initiative PickMe

Trending

Shangri-La Colombo Toasts to Five Years of Celebrating the Colorful Joys of Life

Shangri-La Colombo toasts to five years of celebrating the colourful joys of life here in

Trending

Don’t miss these 11 Daraz Deals on Electronic Appliances

Daraz 11.11 Biggest Sale! Daraz, the leading e-commerce platform in Sri Lanka, is all prepped

Trending

A Cabin Immersed in Nature

The Latest Addition to Hanthana Eco Lodge Delivers a Transcending Experience Inspired by the wonders

Trending

Vegan and Vegetarian Spots around Colombo (October 2022)

By RR This article is dedicated to all the vegans and vegetarians out there looking

Highlights Trending Yamu Guide

Yamu Guide.

5 Places to watch the FIFA World Cup

By RR It's been a week of toasting wins and drowning sorrows around the globe. 

Highlights Yamu Guide

High Tea Buffet Round Up 2022

By Ruchika Seneviratne The exquisite British tradition of High tea has well and truly cemented

Highlights Yamu Guide

Vegan and Vegetarian Spots around Colombo (October 2022)

By RR This article is dedicated to all the vegans and vegetarians out there looking

Highlights Trending Yamu Guide

5 Things to expect at Nelum Kuluna

By Ruchika Seneviratne It is the ‘Full happening’ place in Colombo right now. It seems

Yamu Guide

7 Cozy Cafés around Colombo (October 2022)

By Rahma Rifkhan Every now and then, we all just need to press pause on

Highlights Yamu Guide

6 Stores to get the iPhone14

By Shanali Fdo Bigger and better than ever Apple has done it again! The talk

Highlights Yamu Guide