Jazz in New York – find out where to enjoy jazz scene
New York is an exciting place to visit, offering many things to see and do. You can rent one of the beautiful New York Library Hotel rooms and enjoy any number of exciting experiences while you visit the city.
If you’re a music lover, you’ll definitely want to check out the jazz scene in the area. Even though jazz was developed in the city of New Orleans, the New York area, specifically Harlem, was definitely instrumental in the history of jazz as well. In fact, many feel this area is the main city to nurture jazz after its creation in New Orleans. If you want to enjoy the jazz scene, here are a few great places you’ll definitely want to visit.
One of the places you’ll definitely want to visit if you’re interested in jazz is The National Jazz Museum, which is located in Harlem. The museum is dedicated to fostering the spirit of jazz. You’ll find that many great programs and events are available to the public. Before visiting, check to find out what programs and events may be available on the day you want to visit. The visitors center is open to the public from 10am to 4pm on Monday through Friday. It is filled with DVDs, CDs, books and many great photos.
If you want to celebrate some jazz history, you’ll want to check out The Village Vanguard. This is a landmark in the history of jazz and has been since it was first opened back in 1935. Some of the best jazz artists have played on the stage here, including Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, and Miles Davis. Both veterans and newcomers to the jazz scene can be seen on the stage today at the Vanguard. If you want to visit, the entry fee is $35 and there is a drink minimum. It’s always best to show up as early as possible to get a great seat.
Smoke is a more informal type of jazz club that embraces the feel of jazz’s golden age. It is low key and allows people to come and go as they please. Some of jazz’s heavy hitters often play here, including Steve Turre, Ron Carter and Eddie Henderson. Latin jazz can be enjoyed on Sunday nights and you can enjoy world jazz on Wednesday nights as well. Not only can you enjoy the jazz at Smoke, but you can enjoy a variety of tasty American classic foods as well.
Of course, there are many other great places to check out if you want to enjoy New York’s jazz scene. The Blue Note is a popular club that hosts local and world renowned talent. Birdland, the Blue Water Grill and 55 Bar are other places you may want to check out. While you’re renting a place in New York, you can enjoy jazz in many areas of the city. In fact, you can enjoy visiting a new place every night so you get a bigger look at the jazz scene in the area.