Info The Iridium is a mix of a jazz and guitar music club and is located on the underground level at 51st and Broadway. It was made famous by guitarist Les Paul who performed at The Iridium club every Monday night from 1994 until his passing in 1999. The Iridium has performances every night of the week, but reserves Monday night ... more
New York, NY 10019
Info The Birdland jazz club, located in New York City, is a historic jazz venue that has been in the city since 1949. Despite experiencing a series of closures, re-openings, and several relocations throughout its long history, the club has resided in Manhattan's Theater District since 1986, close to its original location. The ... more
315 W 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
Bar / Jazz Club / Pool Hall
Party Earth Review Game lovers and jazz fans won’t want to miss Fat Cat, a vast subterranean, one-room club and game room offering a great mix of friendly competition and live music. Although there’s a simple bar serving only beer, wine, and soju cocktails, most of the crowd of hipsters and students heads straight for the open gaming area ... more
75 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014
Cocktail Bar / Jazz Club
Party Earth Review It’s doubtful any of the well-dressed patrons who frequent Silver Lining were around during the roaring 20s, unless a mix of artisan cocktails and artful jazz is the secret to the fountain of youth. Still, after descending the long flight of stairs to this subterranean lounge, sophisticated modern-day minglers invariably ... more
75 Murray Street
New York, New York 10004
Party Earth Review A New York standard for live jazz since 1981, Blue Note draws a savvy clientele of jazz buffs, entertainment professionals, and hip out-of-towners alike looking for hot tunes in a cool and classy setting. Once past the piano-shaped awning, patrons are ushered to one of the blue lacquered tables facing the small stage, where ... more
131 West 3rd Street
New York, NY 10012
116 East 27th Street
New York, NY 10016
Reviewed by Ivy K.
"My Take: As sad as it is, I have to admit that B flat did not live up to my expectations. When my friend told me about this Japanese-influenced cockta ..." more
277 Church Street
New York, NY 10013
Jazz Club / Live Music Venue
Party Earth Review Opened in 1935 and host over the years to music greats including everyone from John Coltrane and Miles Davis to Barbara Streisand, Village Vanguard remains one of the city’s most famous jazz venues. The dedicated black-clad jazz diehards and entertainment professionals who squeeze through the tiny door and down the narrow ... more
178 7th Avenue South
New York, NY 10014
Info The stainless-steel bar, art deco glass behind the bar, and red velvet curtains that separate the bar area from the stage combine to make Zinc Bar feel like a 1940s gin joint. This Greenwich Village jazz bar is owned by brother and sister Alex Kay and Kristina Kossi and inhabits the space that formally housed Club Cinderella ... more
82 West 3rd Street
New York, NY 10012
An international powerhouse in the jazz scene since the 1940s, New York is easily one of the best places in the country to find great jazz clubs and jazz bars.
Even with seemingly everyone owning an iPod and the radio stations awash in music made with a computer, New Yorker’s are strong supporters of smart jazz that requires listeners to think and musicians to actually know what they’re doing.
Some of the jazz clubs in New York have an incredibly storied past. The Village Vanguard was opened in 1935 and has hosted music greats over the years including everyone from John Coltrane and Miles Davis to Barbara Streisand, and remains one of the city’s most famous jazz venues, and should be on the MUST DO list of anyone in need of some New York jazz.
Although it’s not nearly as old, Blue Note has been a NYC jazz standard since 1981, drawing a savvy clientele of jazz buffs, entertainment professionals, and hip out-of-towners looking for hot tunes in a cool and classy setting. Game lovers and jazz fans, meanwhile, won’t want to miss Fat Cat, a vast subterranean club and game room offering a great mix of friendly competition and live music.
Mixed in with the throbbing clubs of the East Village and among the gritty DIY dives in Brooklyn, there are always NYC jazz clubs to catch some toe-tapping tunes in no matter which borough you find yourself.
New York jazz clubs are the center of the jazz world; practically all the greats made their names here and young up-and-comers still flock to NYC for the chance to prove themselves.