Le Caveau de la HuchetteÃ‚Â is a jazz club in theÃ‚Â Latin QuarterÃ‚Â ofÃ‚Â Paris. The building dates to the 16th century, but became a jazz club in 1949. The design has been compared to a cellar or labyrinth and allegedly it was once used byÃ‚Â RosicruciansÃ‚Â and by those linked toÃ‚Â Freemasonry.
Since becoming a jazz club it has been a venue for American greats likeÃ‚Â Lionel Hampton,Ã‚Â Count Basie, andÃ‚Â Art Blakey, as well as leading French jazz musicians likeÃ‚Â Claude LuterÃ‚Â andÃ‚Â Claude Bolling.Ã‚Â Sidney BechetÃ‚Â andÃ‚Â Bill ColemanÃ‚Â were American expatriates in France who are also associated with the club.
It was featured in the 1958 filmÃ‚Â Les TricheursÃ‚Â byÃ‚Â Marcel CarnÃƒÂ©, appears briefly in the 2016 filmÃ‚Â La La LandÃ‚Â byÃ‚Â Damien Chazelle, and also in other French language films. It is considered one of the important part of Paris’s nightlife in general. At present it is owned by French vibraphonistÃ‚Â Dany Doriz.
The club inspired the creation ofÃ‚Â The Cavern Club,Ã‚Â Mathew Street,Ã‚Â LiverpoolÃ‚Â in 1957.Ã‚Â The BeatlesÃ‚Â performed at the Cavern Club nearly 300 times in their early years. The Cavern was similar inside to Le Caveau with tunnels and thick brick arches.