Through a passageway hidden in the crowded streets of Oslo’s city center lies one of the most tranquil and coziest backyards in town. Bare Jazz (“Only Jazz” in English) is a watering hole, café, and record shop specialized in jazz, with occasional live music. It’s hands down my favorite haunt in Oslo. This place used to be my hangout when I was in the first year of high school. At the time I wasn’t especially interested in jazz music so I only have pleasant recollections of all the friendly get-togethers and the nice atmosphere that still lingers in the air. But then I became rather ill, both physically and mentally, so I stopped seeing my friends for two years or thereabouts, which made me forget about this little bijou of a café. Fortunately, it was rediscovered back in April and everything has remained the same apart from my taste in music. I cannot stress enough how much I enjoy this place now that I’ve developed a keen ear for jazz music. You’ll find me at Bare Jazz at least twice a week.
Grensen 8, 0159 Oslo
In the photos above I’m wearing my new trenchcoat from Barbour, A.P.C. shirt, Zara tapered trousers, and Isabel Marant boots.