The Jazz Gallery – The Jazz Gallery Fall Fundraising Auction 2018
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Unique Experiences

The Harlem Jazz Tour - The Juke Joints

Item Number
Estimated Value
$200 USD
$200 USD to dpollackswarth
Number of Bids
8  -  Bid History

Item Description

Experience the unique Jazz Crawl through the Harlem Juke Joints! You will visit the sights and sounds, experience the energy and excitement for which the Harlem jazz scene is famous. All cover charges are included for two.

This is a jam-packed walking tour dedicated to discovering this neighborhood's swinging and hidden jazz spots at a relaxed pace. Your expert guide will point recount the history that put Harlem on the map for music lovers from around the world. Tour led by Gordon of Big Apple Jazz Tours.


This deep immersion tour escorts you through a minimum of 2 hidden jazz haunts (but most tours visit 3) for hours of swinging live music.

Perfectly integrated into the natural flow of the evening, we pause to see and hear about Harlem?s historic past and dynamic current scene. Learn about the Cotton Club, Savoy Ballroom, Minton?s Playhouse, Swing Street, The Tree of Hope, and the Apollo Theater.

There?s lots of ways to enjoy the scene: If you?re a player or singer, let us know so we can help you join the jam. If you like to move, then get up and dance! If you just want to groove, hang back and let the music wash over you. If you?re feeling gregarious your guide will introduce you to all the cats. (Mature teenagers are welcome on this tour).

Music charges at clubs, and transportation charges are included.

We tailor your itinerary based on each night?s jazz schedule so you hear only the most talented performers in Harlem?s Most Exciting Clubs! Just like jazz, no two tours are alike.

We choose nightly from among thrilling clubs as:

  • The renowned ?Birthplace of Bebop?
  • A members? only club that dates back to the 20?s
  • A 1960?s vintage dive bar with free food and swinging live music
  • A Hammond B3 organ lounge from the 40?s where Duke Ellington and Sarah Vaughan performed.
  • A Speakeasy with roots going back to Prohibition and the discovery of Billie Holiday by John Hammond.
  • And new Harlem spots on their way to becoming legendary ? all with their own special charms.

It?s an amazing scene ? Every night, we hear Harlem?s Legends and Young Lions!
We hear vocalists in the Billie Holiday and Dinah Washington tradition, serious soloists in the Sonny Rollins and Dizzy Gillespie tradition, and great bits of jazz history in the warmest, most inviting neighborhood in NYC!

What?s Not Included:

Food and beverages are not included in the tour price, but there will be opportunities to eat and drink during this tour when we hang out in the jazz joints. You may wish to bring some extra dollars to tip musicians, guide and servers.

Because of 20 years experience, even native New Yorkers rely on us for our insights!

There is no tour company like Big Apple Jazz with more intimate knowledge of and passion for New York?s jazz and blues scene. We customize our itineraries to take advantage of last-minute information and hit all the must see events. No other company is this flexible and passionate about showing you the best time possible. Even native New Yorkers rely on us for our insights!

Item Special Note

Food and Beverage is not included but available and can be purchased on site.