But continuing downstairs instead, through the curtain door into what used to be the bank's basement, the visitor is immediately captivated by the club's unexpected magical atmosphere, inspired tastefully in the building's original architectural style that surronds the classic red velvet curtain behind the stage, and also by the splendid selection of the best recorded jazz, which does nothing but to perfectly fit the landscape and sets up the audience's mood for a great live performance, New York and Chicago style.
Although no one came across any abandoned fortune while conditioning the venue, Zinco made sure to keep the very distinctive bank's vaults within it's boundaries, a very unique trademark of the club.
Setting it up underground definitely didn't stop it from having the best intimate and cozy acoustics in the city.
That's one of the reasons why the best local and international artists such as Wynton Marsalis jamming for two nights in a row with half the JCLO and Ali Jackson, Paquito D'Rivera, Charlie Hunter, John Medeski, Richard Bona, Mingus Dynasty, Christian Mc Bride, Chano Dominguez, David Sanchez, Luis Bonilla, Ben Monder, JD Walter, Donald Edwards, Ivan Renta, Vincent Gardner, the Rodriguez Bros., Donny McCaslin, Daline Jones, Sex Mob, Diego Urcola, Marc Ribot, Phil Dwyer, Arturo O'Farril, Mike Stern, Aaron Goldberg, Miguel Zenon, Roland Guerin and Osmany Paredes, as well as top European jazz bands like Jef NeveTrio and Goran Kajfes, among many others, have loved performing in this long awaited venue, which in it's short life, has attracted all kinds of audiences. Connoisseurs and new comers, native or foreign, youg and mature, have finally found their little jazz temple in the Monstrous Distrito Federal.
And to top it all, due to the fact that the owners are not only passionate music lovers, painters, commercial directors and musicians, but also some of them are experienced restaurant entrepreneurs, the clubs cuisine and bar are a pleasant and delicious surprise, that makes experiencing a night at the Zinco Jazz Club, as epicurean as it gets. Open wed-sat at 21h.