Bitten by Jazz at the Dracula Club

The Dracula Club is deemed to be one of the most popular and exclusive places to hang in St Moritz. Hardly surprising as it was started by none other than fun-loving Gunter Sachs back in 1974 and is claimed to embody everything he held dear, the very essence of good enjoyment.

Back in those heady days, when Gunter Sachs was very much part of the St Moritz scene, bobsleigh was his real passion, the Dracula Club was where you went having survived the hair-raising Cresta run!

Nowadays the Dracula Club is run by Gunter’s son, Rolf and still holds true to its heritage of superior entertainment and joie de vivre. At this time of the year its focus is all around the best jazz on the planet. If there was one reason alone that would make people climb 1856 metres it’s to attend the Festival da Jazz  and see the amazing line up of jazz artists which are playing for a month from mid-July to mid-August. Really, when I say line up, I mean it, Gunter himself would most definitely approve.

A couple of weeks ago we had Marianne Faithfull, then The Manhattan Transfer, tonight we have Klaus Doldinger and tomorrow the Maria Markesini Quartet. On the 11th of August Al di Meola will be thrilling the club and frankly, there are just too many names to keep dropping – go have a look for yourselves – it is a chance in a lifetime but the good news is it happens every Summer up here so once you have been bitten at least you know you can come back for more and more and more!!


2 thoughts on “Bitten by Jazz at the Dracula Club

  1. The final weekend of the Festival da Jazz. Italians as Giorgio Conte and Gino Paoli are announced. Sunday on the Hauser terrace “The Pasadena Roof Orchestra”. Looking forward to that. Markus

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