Bols Genever Invites Cocktail Enthusiasts to Join Jazz & Genever Nights.

When Ray Charles, one of the most iconic music’s pioneers played his final note on June 10, 2004, the moment brought to an end one of the industry’s most prolific careers. To pay homage to the life of a legend and to celebrate all of his memorable performances, Bols Genever, the Flavor of Pioneers, invites cocktail and jazz lovers across the United States to participate in a series of events collectively known as “Jazz & Genever.”

Bols Genever Bottles

Bols Genever Bottles

In the mid-20th century, when gevener was hard to come by in the US, jazz legends, including Mr. Charles, discovered it while traveling through Europe and fell in love with the spirit. In fact, Charles had a clause in his contract requiring a bottle of Bols Genever in his dressing room prior to each performance.

Jazz & Genever – As part of its “Flavor of Pioneers” campaign, Bols Genever invites cocktail and jazz enthusiasts to join in commemorating the life and career of Ray Charles. A series of Jazz & Genever nights, taking place across the country, will feature music and Bols Genever cocktails inspired by the American Jazz era, served with a side of swing.

All events open to the public.

The Legendary Ray Charles

The Legendary Ray Charles

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When: June 10th 8PM
Where: The Beehive (541 Tremont St, Boston, Massachusetts 02116)


When: June 10th 8PM
Where: Drinking Bird (2201 N Clybourn Ave Chicago, IL 60614)


When: June 10th 6PM
Where: Burritt Room + Tavern (417 Stockton St, San Francisco, California 94108)


When: June 10th 8PM
Where: High Dive (513 N 36th St, Seattle, Washington 98103)


When: June 10th 9PM
Where: Sycamore Den (3391 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116)


When: June 10th 8PM
Where: The Dorrance (60 Dorrance St, Providence, Rhode Island 02903)


When: June 10th 6PM
Where: Anise Global Gastrobar (777 N Ashley Dr, Tampa, FL 33602)


When: June 10th 7PM
Where: Martinis & More (311 Sawdust Rd, Spring, TX)


When: June 10th 7PM
Where: Volare Italian Ristorante (2300 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206)

The full list and additional details can be found at

Jazzy Genever adventures can be shared using the hashtag #DrinkLikeaPioneer.