The other night we popped into the Ritz-Carlton hotel to see Jon Levy. Jon plays in the lounge there 4 nights a week from Wednesday to Saturday. As well as original numbers he also has a long list of popular tunes, both old and new for people to request from, so he is in fact a human jukebox. We had a great time picking songs for him to play, and for much of the evening we were the only ones there, so it felt like we were having our own private show. Of course drinks at the Ritz Carlton aren’t cheap, but the music is free, and in such a comfortable location it really is a pleasant way to spend the evening. Here’s an old Celine Dion number I requested he play – and he didn’t disappoint!
This month (December) Jon’s schedule at the Ritz-Carlton has been 3 sets from 7.20 pm – 10.00 pm. In the new year though he will be returning to his regular hours of: 6.20 pm – 9.00 pm. The lounge is on the first floor and I highly recommend a visit, if only to see him play.
The Ritz-Carlton overlooks the west side of the Kamo River on the north of Nijo Street. Here is a map.
To learn more about Jon’s music, visit his sites: