Travel Guide

Manhattan, New York City 


Jazz Clubs


New York City has plenty and varieties of music clubs but remains strongly attached with jazz. The jazz scene here began during the bebop era of the mid-1940s with its fast tempo music. During the early era, the jazz scene in the city concentrated and developed along Manhattan's 52nd Street. Today the jazz scene has spread across Manhattan from Greenwich Village in the south to Harlem in the north. Many of the jazz clubs operate dining or bar services and may add a cover charge for the cost of entertainment.

Birdland jazz club, New York City

Birdland jazz club by Americasroof

Birdland is a premier jazz club in Manhattan, located at 44th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues. Birdland first opened in 1949 and since then many famous jazz musicians have played here including Michael Brecker and Regina Carter. Jazz at the Lincoln Center (JALC) is not a jazz club but an organization devoted to the development and promotion of jazz. JALC organizes several jazz performances each year at the Frederick P. Rose Hall on West 60th Street.
Blue Note jazz club, New York City

Blue Note jazz club by Satish Krishnamurthy

Greenwich Village is home to several jazz clubs and a premier club here is the Blue Note with performances by both established and emerging jazz musicians. The Garage is a casual dining restaurant, cafe, and jazz venue rolled into one with nightly performances throughout the week. The Village Vanguard opened in 1935 by Max Gordon and has more than 100 jazz albums recorded here. Another jazz club in Greenwich Village is Smalls Jazz Club, which has a bohemian vibe and popular with younger jazz enthusiasts.

Blue Note jazz club, New York City

Blue Note jazz club by Keng-Yu Lin


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