Since its foundation in 1994 by Stephan Kurmann - bass player, manager and artistic director - the Bird's Eye Jazz Club has made its name with the jazz audience as well as jazz musicians all over the world. It has an excellent reputation among the smaller European jazz clubs - no wonder that it was elected, in Easy Jet's March 2007 magazine, as the best place to go.
Musicians as well as audiences like the intimate atmosphere of the small, vaultlike premise, whose outstanding acoustics guarantee a direct live experience of the music. Thanks to generous support from private donators, companies and the cantons Basel-Stadt/Basel-Land it is possible to offer an qualitatively excellent programme at modest admission. The club offers live music five evenings during the main season, four during the summer, with only short breaks during the carnival, Easter, summer and Christmas.