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BIG APPLE JAZZ EVENTS
Jazz Showdown in Harlem.
Cutting contests Fridays, 7PM-10PM
Reservations and info
Dinner and Beverages Available
On a recent foray into the hidden jazz haunts of Greenwich Village with my client Juan Carlos of Spain, we discovered three amazing talents performing in three Village hideaways. In the East Village we caught the last hour of Arthur Sterling's solo piano concert at 6:00 PM in a rare smoke and alcohol-free venue called 5C Cultural Center. After the set, the spare audience of six mingled with Mr. Sterling and the cafe's proprietor/curator, Bruce Morris, who regaled us with first hand accounts of the jazz history of the area.
Then we walked over to Charlie Parker Place, the site of Bird's home on Ave B, where we luckily just missed the cross-town bus (while walking along we greeted David Byrne of the Talking Heads as he bicycled by on 9th Street).
Our next stopover was in the West Village to catch an exciting and innovative set by the Eri Yamamoto Trio -- sitting inches away from the band at Arthur's Tavern, the oldest surviving jazz dive in NYC.
For a change of pace we followed this up by checking out a charming vocalist, Yardena, and her swinging trio's second set of the night at The Garage, which is also a fine restaurant and oyster bar.
I'm going back for more each Thursday starting at 5:30 PM sharp, and have
space for 6 more guests each night. The meeting place will be at the
Orpheum Theater on Second Ave. between St. Marks and 7th Street.
If these dates do not meet with your travel plans, please review the other tours available year round on the Big Apple Jazz Tour Page.
To view an online slide show of the Hidden Village Jazz Scene please click here and then play. (There is no obligation to sign in or to buy anything).
Eliot's: Parlor Entertainment
St. Bart's: Fridays Jazz at Noon
Saint Peter's Church
Jazz Vespers every Sunday at 5:00 PM. A Worship Service in jazz featuring internationally known and aspiring jazz artists.
"Highlights In Jazz"
Every July and August
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