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Arthur's Tavern. 57 Grove Street, Tel: 011-212-675-6879 fax: 011-212-243-1082 [contac: Reouven Barzilai. Straight ahead jazz, dixieland, classic swing, Chicago style blues, and funk. Live music nightly, no cover charge, historic jazz venue for over 55 years, light menu, open Tuesday through Saturday 6:30 p.m. to 3:00 a.m., Sunday and Monday 8:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.]
 

Birdland. 315 West 44th Street, between 8th and 9th Tel: (212)581-3080 [contact: Andy Kaufman. Historic venue]

Bill's Place. 148 West 133rd Street. Tel: 212-281-0777. [ Harlem's only authentic speakeasy got its start in the early years of Prohibition during the 1920's. It was a lawless era of gangsters and illegal drinking in small underground parlors of private houses uptown. Harlem was the home of Swingstreet located on133rd Street between Lenox and Seventh Avenues. Sitting in the middle of the 133rd Street block is Bill's Place at # 148; in the original site,.swinging and jamming the best jazz to be heard anywhere in New York City.

If you want to step back into a bygone era of the small, cozy elbow touching Harlem parlor, with live "in your face" outrageous jazz musicians, you must come to see Bill Saxton, international world class sax man, lead the Harlem All Stars on Friday nights.It is the only experience in town to give you a unique opportunity to be in the same legendary place where the likes of, teenager, Billie Holliday got an opportunity to begin her singing career,and Fats Waller and Willie the Lion Smith were regulars on the piano while enjoying the "bath Tub gin". Bill Saxton, The Harlem Jazz King, keeps the tradition of straight ahead jazz, alive and well, in his joint. Join the legends of Harlem's past in the best of today's jazz by making reservations; and remember, don't forget to bring your own bag, it's a speakeasy and no alcohol is sold. Bring it, on your Friday or Saturday night out uptown and have a blast.]
 

Birdland. 315 W 44th St; New York, NY 10036. Tel: +1 212-581-3080 [Since the reemergence of the club, midtown Manhattan has been treated to some of the best jazz on the planet, including memorable sets by such musicians as Oscar Peterson, Pat Metheny, Diana Krall, Roy Haynes, Michel Legrand, Dave Brubeck, Pat Martino, Tony Williams, Hank Jones, Michel Petrucciani, Maynard Ferguson, Freddie Hubbard, Marian McPartland, John Pizzarelli, Kurt Elling, Joe Lovano, McCoy Tyner, Michael Brecker, Clark Terry, Ron Carter, Jon Hendricks, George Shearing, James Moody, Yellowjackets, John Scofield, Phoebe Snow, Dave Holland, and Tito Puente, as well as the big bands of Chico O’Farrill, Duke Ellington, Toshiko Akiyoshi, and Maria Schneider.  In addition, Birdland is home to such popular musical events as the Umbria Jazz Festival in NYC and the Annual ]

Blue Note. 131 West 3rd Street, New York, NY 10012. Tel: 212-475-8592 [The Blue Note, one of the world's finest jazz club, located in the heart of New York’s Greenwich Village, Tokyo, Osaka & Fukuoka, Japan and our newest location on the legendary strip in Las Vegas, is synonymous not only with great jazz in an intimate setting, but also critically-acclaimed food.]
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Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. Jazz at Lincoln Center. 33 W. 60th Street, 11th Floor. New York, NY 10023-7999. Tel: 212-258-9807. [contact: Scott H. Thompson Assistant Director - Public Relations. Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola is designed to entertain people in the spirit that Dizzy had...very welcoming," Mr. Marsalis explains. "We just want people to have a good time. We want the musicians to feel comfortable to play. We want people to come in and have a memorable experience. This whole facility is designed for international participation. This is a hall of integration...to bring everything together."]

5C Jazz Cafe. 68 Avenue C. (at 5th Street). Tel: 212-477-5993

Iridium Jazz Club 1650 Broadway (at 51st St.) Tel: 212.582.2121 [Top internationally known artists play six day runs, and Les Paul Trio every Monday. Sets: Mon. - Thurs. 8:30 and 10:30. Fri. & Sat 3rd Set at Midnight. Minimum cover charge: $20.00. $10.00 Drink Min.]

Sistas' Place. 456 Nostrand Avenue. (enter on Jefferson Ave) Brooklyn. Tel: (718) 398-1766 Fax: (718) 623-1855 [contact: Amadi Ajamu. Intimate Jazz Club, Coffee House. In the heart of Bedford Stuyvesant Brooklyn. A place where artists "feel at home" and express themselves and their art in profound ways. At Sistas' Place our motto is "Culture is a Weapon". Featuring Saturday Night Jazz two sets 9pm & 10:30pm. First & Third Sunday "Jazzoetry" and many special events]

Smoke. 2751 Broadway. Tel: (212) 864 6662 [contact: Paul Stache and Frank Christopher. Formerly Augie's, Smoke is a small but comfortable Jazz club. With carpeted floor and sofas for seats, the atmosphere in the club is very intimate and comparable to watching a band play in your own living room. Smoke has live music seven days a week. They serve drinks but no food (you can bring your own food). The club usually opens at 5pm and music usually starts at 9pm]

Smalls. 183 West 10th. Street. Tel: 212.929.7565 [Trad to modern. nightly jam session that goes from 2am . 8am. Best of all the cover is only $10 which include snacks and non.alcoholic drinks]

The Jazz Club at Aman New York. The Crown Building, 9 W 56th St  {A quintessential New York concept reimagined by Aman, the Jazz Club brings a sense of occasion back to Midtown Manhattan in speakeasy style. Nightly live performances include jazz, alongside a range of other genres that stem from this great class of music, while an array of New York DJs invoke the energy of celebration and the nostalgia of years-gone-by}

The Jazz Gallery. 290 Hudson Street. Tel: 212-242-1063 Fax: 212-627-2807 [contact: Dale Fitzgerald. The Jazz Gallery is a not-for-profit jazz cultural center that has recently begun to feature a number of thematic performance series. Additionally, the Gallery has a history of mounting both fine art and historical exhibitions on a variety of jazz themes and of tieing literary/ poetry/musical performances to these exhibitions]

Village Vanguard. 178 7th Avenue South. Tel: 212.255.4037 [Sunday. Thursday 9:30 and 11:30, Friday and Saturday 9:30, 11:30, and 1:30]

Zinc Bar. 90 West Houston Street. Tel: 212.421.8337

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Colored Musicians Club. 145 Broadway. Tel: 1716 855 9383 Fax: 1 726 684 1009. [contact: George Scott. House of Big band and swing , created in 1917 it may well be the oldest African American owned club in the United States.Rehearsals of these bands are open to the public from 8pm to 11pm.]

 

 

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