Top 8 best jazz clubs in New York

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The Blue Note

Opened in 1981, the Blue Note is a jazz club known worldwide. Stars are regularly featured and the establishment's programming is incredible (concerts usually start between 20 p.m. and 22:30 p.m.). For jazz lovers, the Blue Note is therefore the essential club! Before you go there, think about to reserve your place directly on the bluenotejazz.com site. If you wish, you can also eat on site.



Opening time : open every day from 9 a.m. to midnight.

Blue Note address :  131 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012.

Iridium Jazz Club

Direction Broadway! The Iridium Jazz Club is another must-see Big Apple jazz club! Many artists perform there every week to the delight of spectators.

The Iridium Jazz Club is a warm place where you can drink, eat and listen to music!

Price : from $ 10 to eat and drink.

Opening time : every day from 19 p.m. to midnight (Friday and Saturday, the club closes at 1 a.m.).

Address : 1650 Broadway, New York, NY 10019.

Smalls Jazz Club

In the district of Greenwich Village, the Smalls Jazz Club is part famous clubs in New York City. Opened in 1993 by Mitchell Borden, this jazz club has hosted big names in jazz like Norah Jones, Joshua Redman or Roy Hargrove. The Smalls Jazz Club was, however, closed in 2003 due to financial difficulties. It finally reopened its doors four years later, in 2007.


Today, the Smalls Jazz Club has 60 seats and every evening, several concerts are linked.

Price : $ 20 per concert on Fridays and Saturdays and $ 20 for an evening (Sunday to Thursday).

Opening time : from 19:30 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Address : 183 W 10th St, New York, NY 10014.

New York jazz clubs : Bill’s Place

The Bill's Place welcomes you in a cozy and very intimate atmosphere. Here, there is no bouncer at the entrance: you come in, you take a seat and you wait until the music starts.

If that sounds like you, head to Harlem, the birthplace of jazz!

Price : $ 20 per person.

Opening time : Fridays and Saturdays from 19:30 p.m. to 23 p.m.

Address : 148 W 133rd St, New York, NY 1003.

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

The Dizzy's Club Coca-Club is another renowned jazz club of the Big Apple. It is located on Columbus Circle. The place is chic and the tables are close to the stage which is raised. Moreover, you can enjoy a beautiful view of Central Park while listening to beautiful jazz music.

The Dizzy's Club Coca-Club restaurant serves a fine cuisine. The prices are therefore high, but they are in keeping with the quality.

The Dizzy's Club Coca-Club is therefore a famous jazz club where many stars like to go (Michael Douglas in particular).

Price : between $ 30 and $ 50.

Opening hours: 18 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday to Thursday and 18 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday.


Address : 10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019.

Smoke Jazz Club & Supper Club

The Smoke Jazz Club & Supper Club is a jazz club founded in 1999 and located in the Upper West Side neighborhood.

Its design makes you think more at a salon than at a club and its atmosphere is very intimate.

At the Smoke Jazz Club & Supper Club, you will listen to a authentic jazz as well as big names like Wynton Marsalis, a trumpeter. At this club, the acoustics are also excellent and some of the best in New York.

Another advantage of this jazz club: American cuisine is offered. You will be able to taste specialties while listening to jazz. What to be immersed in a 100% American atmosphere!

Remember to book in advance on the club website.

Opening time : 17 p.m. to 3 a.m. Monday to Saturday and 16 p.m. to 3 a.m. Sunday.

Address : 2751 Broadway, New York, NY 1002.

Birdland

Nicknamed in honor of Charlie Parker (the star of the club and nicknamed "Bird"), Birdland is a jazz club welcoming great artists which will satisfy all jazz enthusiasts: Diana Krall, Regina Carter, Pat Metheny have performed there.

Birdland is therefore a must-see if you like to listen to jazz music. Shows are organized every day from 20:30 p.m. to 23 p.m.

Price : between $ 30 and $ 50.

Opening time : 17 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 17:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Tuesday and 16:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday.


Address : 315 W 44th St #5402, New York, NY 10036.

Jazz Standard

In the basement of the Blue Smoke restaurant, you will find the Jazz Standard, a jazz club with a warm atmosphere and a modern concept.

Opened in 1990, this jazz club occupies a former perfume factory. Besides, keep an eye out, because some pipes are still mixed with the decoration!

At the Jazz Standard, international artists perform.

Today this jazz club is a reference.

Price : they start at $ 20.

Opening time : 11:30 a.m. to 22 p.m. Sunday and Monday, 11:30 a.m. to 23 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday and 11:30 a.m. to midnight Thursday and Friday.

Address : 116 E 27th St, New York, NY 10016.

This selection of jazz clubs is of course not exhaustive. But it highlights the best places to listen to a piece of jazz in New York. If you want to attend a performance, don't forget to reserve your seat in advance.

On the big day, take a seat, simply enjoy the moment and let yourself be transported to the sound of music.

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