This Wonderful World: Jazz in New York

1:32 pm  |  17.04.2022

The range of jazz clubs in New York is very large. This is partly because jazz is the favorite music of many New Yorkers.

In any case, New York is the best contender for fame as the “Capital of the World”. There is live music in over 40 New York jazz clubs every day! This even leads to the fact that there are fans of this genre of music who even move to Greenwich Village or SoHo just because of the music.

Incidentally, the most legendary jazz clubs are all close together, making it easy to get from one gig to the next on foot without any problems. Greats like “Joe Henderson” and “Oscar Peterson” performed in New York jazz clubs, as did Woody Allen.

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Other special locations are the “Birdland” (2745 Broadway/West 48th Street/8th Avenue), where the musicians of the orchestras of the Broadway performances warm up every Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m Broadway shows, and the legendary “Blue Note” (131 W 3rd Street) with an excellent atmosphere, albeit at relatively high prices.

Jazz in New York

For a true jazz fan in New York City, there is a website that has a lot of interesting information:

Incidentally, “jazz tours” are also offered there for expensive money. Upon request, I offer the jazz lovers of the NYC Guide to put together an individual program!

Legendary Village Voice

On-site, the free Village Voice (already closed) and All About Jazz magazines (available in clubs) provide further up-to-date information.

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Saxophone player you just want to broaden your horizons and listen to jazz in New York.

The program of the three music colleges: 

  • Manhattan School of Music.
  • Juilliard School of Music.

During the semester he will hear the best up-and-coming musicians there and for free too. The Juilliard School is also one of the top conservatoires in the classical field. Here, too, there are daily free audition concerts at the highest level.

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Manhattan School of Music

In the warmer months, look through the music programs in the parks – for example, Central Park Summerstage, Hudson River Festival, Lincoln Center goes out of the doors, etc. The first set always plays there. When munching on the hamburger you open your ears a little.

Try These Clubs:

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at Smoke (Smoke Jazz Club & Lounge, 2751 Broadway, New York, NY 10025). Entry is free and they have a Hammond B3 in the club. So the bands play earthy, blues-soaked jazz. In addition, there is a happy hour from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. where an organ trio plays.

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On Thursday at Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe (236 East 3rd Street, between Aves. B & C, New York, NY 10009). There is Latin jazz there.

Attend a jazz concert (Starry Nights) every first Friday of the month at the Museum of Natural History from 5:30 p.m. It is included in the entrance fee.

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