12 Great Places to Listen to Jazz in NYC

Jazz spots don't suppose any comparison, the only thing that can distinguish them is your own feelings. If you want to find yourself in a cloud of delight, make sure you're going to a right place. For you could choose easier your evening's destination, we've prepared a list of 12 nice venues, whose top level is not challenged at least because of its rich history. And, surely, because of its brilliant, amazing jazz music component.


#1. Village Vanguard

It was actually a multi-musical club, featuring styles from folk to soul, including even some beat poetry events, when it started its activity. But it came up to an only jazz format in 1957, then launched its successful career of one of the most colorful jazz venues in New York City. Now this spot is also considered to be one of the oldest, and so, one of the most worthful, of the most respected. Helping beginners, supporting rising stars, and clapping old-timers' backs Village Vanguard keeps primeval jazz spirit and looks like will do it forever.

 178 7th Ave S, New York, NY 10014

#2. Jazz Standard Club

That's one of the most prominent spots of jazz music concerts, as, first and foremost, almost everything here is an award-winning feature. You find award-winning Southern cuisine and delicious barbecue, award-winning or at least award-deserving world-class jazzmen and jazzwomen playing a splendid jazz, and a special people's choice award deservedly goes to the ambiance of the place, so velvet and colorful as jazz itself.

 116 E 27th St., New York, NY 10016

#3. Smalls Jazz Club

With no liquor license at the very beginning but with a great aspiration to create a nestle to a perfect jazz music, revealing its natural beauty, Smalls Jazz Club started its way. Under a generous care, the jazz culture experienced a healthy development in its cozy venue during over almost two decades, featuring splendid performances and improvisational jam sessions. Today Smalls Jazz Club is rightly one of the best places where you can enjoy your favorite colorful compositions.

 183 W 10th St, New York, NY 10014

#4. The 55 Bar 21+

Greenwich Village's jazz residence full of a warm lightning and no less warm ambiance welcomes guests with everyday chamber concerts. Snug and obscure room with simple but meaningful interior details, tasty menu, nice drinks choice and, of course, suitable vivid and juicy climate of best jazzy winds from different corners of the world make this spot one of the most worthful ones in NYC.

 55 Christopher Street, New York City, NY 10014

#5. Showmans Jazz Club

This legendary venue featuring jazz performances and spectacular live shows, keeping a long history, with all its charm and homeyness earns a spot in the list of best jazz clubs. Since 1942 Showmans Jazz Club has been producing an excellent sound thanks to those brilliant jazz stars, residing here. In a manner of speaking the club is a signature of NYC jazz venues, because if you hadn't tasted jazz here, you can not say you know what it truly means.

 375 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027

#6. Birdland Jazz Club

If the Big Apple is a jazz Mecca, Birdland Jazz Club is its one of the holiest places, and Charlie Parker, familiarly known to his fans and fellows as “Bird” is its inspiration and father, as it was his idea of creating such a space, where jazz music could be a lovely colorful prayer of everyone addicted to jazz. Opened sixty years ago, this place soaked up best lessons of world-class jazz musicians for it could provide you with such awesome shows today.

 315 W 44th St Midtown West

#7. Cornelia Street Cafe

Another spot in Greenwich Village where you can enjoy a high-quality jazz sound opens its sets of amazing concerts 7 days a week since 1977, when three artists, now known as fathers-founders of this pretty place, decided to launch their tasty affair. And it is tasty in every meaning: from coffee till these enchanting jazz evenings that we all love so much.

 29 Cornelia St, New York, NY 10014

#8. Blue Note Jazz Club 21+
The jazz capital of the world

Being one of the premier jazz clubs in the world in 1981, Blue Note Jazz Club experienced the golden age of jazz revival in New York City. Since that time, it hasn't lost its magic spirit of a place, where jazz was born, where jazz came to know the life on stage and where it attracted people and does it till nowadays.

 131 W 3rd St Greenwich Village

#9. Dizzy's Club Coca Cola 21+

That's probably one of the most popular jazz venues in New York. There is no telling, whether it's Coca-Cola or jazz expectancy attracts the audience, but obviously Dizzy's jazzy activity is in full swing seven days a week, thirty days a month, and every evening it's something new, or something brighter than the day before. Dizzy's is a jazz manufactory, where beginners and renowned musicians are equal face to face with jazz spirit.

 10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019

#10. Jazz at Kitano

If you are looking for a jazz entertainment and for a place where jazz is served in a way elegant and luxurious enough, that would be your best choice. Kitano is all about amazing cuisine, intertwined with no less amazing jazz concerts. Monday through Saturday evening you are welcome to experience one of the New York City's most intimate and lovely jazz spots.

 66 Park Ave, New York, NY 10016

#11. Zinc Bar 21+

For some romantic moments where jazz could be a sweet accompaniment, you can choose Zinc Bar, and the option is truly worthful, as this red warm light and moving jazz in its stylish variations will make you spoony and you certainly will fall in love, at least with jazz, in case if you came alone. First-rate bands create everyday fantastic performances in a speakeasy decorated spot, where you enjoy tasty, but a little bit expensive cocktails. Such a saturated spicy ambiance!

 Baggot Inn, 82 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012

#12. Smoke Jazz & Supper Club

Seven nights a week here there is a revival of 30's in the United States. Candlelit tables, antique interior details, plush velvet banquets, full-length bar, true jazz music, and a wonderful American cuisine. The only thing that can make you come back to earth is the fact of iPhone presence, and, probably, that smoking's got a different sense. Anyway, shut off your phones and dive into a jazz world. That's one of the best spots for it.

 2751 Broadway, New York, NY 10025
  Published ID4502

1 comment about «12 Great Places to Listen to Jazz in NYC»

Does NYC only mean Manhattan. I think 2 million plus people in Brooklyn don't think so!