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Special Announcements:
 Our own Jazz hangout, EZ's Woodshed, opening before the end of the year.

-Marjorie Eliot's: Parlor Entertainment
-St. Bart's Jazz at Noon
-St. Peter's Jazz Church
-Jack Kleinsinger's "Highlights in Jazz"
~NY's longest running jazz series


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Jazz Showdown in Harlem.

Cutting contests Fridays, 7PM-10PM
 at Malcolm Shabazz Cultural Center
119 Malcolm X Blvd.
115/116th Street

Reservations and info
 212 662-2200


Dinner and Beverages Available





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Weekly Greenwich Village Tours

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.

This Greenwich Village Jazz Package Includes:

sets of music.

drinks from the bar.

One full dinner: Salad; choice of Penne Ala Vodka or Roast Garlic Crusted Boneless Chicken; Tiramisu for dessert; and bottomless soft drinks, coffee and tea.

The tour begins at 5:30 sharp.  We will sit down for dinner at 9:30 and the tour will end in the West Village at 11:00 PM.  (Light snacks will be available for purchase at the 5C Cultural Center at 6:00 PM).  Public transportation is not included.

The cost is $
, payable by Visa or Master Card, personal check or cash.
Please Email BIG APPLE JAZZ or phone your reservation without delay, as all tours will be filled on a first come first serve basis.  

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).

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On going weekly events

Marjorie Eliot's: Parlor Entertainment
555 Edgecombe Ave. (at 160th Street) Apartment #3F.
Arrive promptly before 4:00PM.  Saturdays and Sundays.  No Cover, but donations are accepted.  No reservations necessary.  Just come and celebrate with the beneficent queen of Harlem.

Café St. Bart's: Fridays Jazz at Noon
Park Ave / 50th Street

The 40th Season
After a three month hot-lick hiatus, JAZZ-AT-NOON will inaugurate a new season of lunchtime jam sessions. This season's weekly Friday mainstream performances will take place on the ample stage of the spacious and reasonably priced (no music cover-charge, $12 minimum) Café St. Bart's on the North East corner of Park Avenue and 50th Street in Manhattan.

Saint Peter's Church
Jazz on the Plaza and Sunday Jazz Vespers
These Plaza jazz sessions feature many well known artists at Saint Peter's Church (619 Lexington Ave) every Thursday at 12:30 P.M.  outdoors on the Citigroup Plaza.  Bring your lunch. A donation of $5.00 is requested. 

Jazz Vespers every Sunday at 5:00 PM.  A Worship Service in jazz featuring internationally known and aspiring jazz artists.

"Highlights In Jazz"
Embarks on 33rd Season
All Shows at 8PM
All concerts will take place at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center (Borough of Manhattan Community College), 199 Chambers Street (Greenwich / West Street).

Jack Kleinsinger's "Highlights in Jazz," New York's longest running jazz series is pleased to announce their 33rd season line-up.

Thursday, October 6, 2005 ­ "Keely Smith in Concert"

Thursday, November 10, 2005­ "Back By Popular Request" feat. Freddy Cole; Ken Peplowski and Marty Grosz; Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks

Thursday, December 1, 2005 ­ "Salute to Kenny Davern" feat. Statesmen of Jazz (Wycliffe Gordon, Houston Person, Harry Allen, Jon-Erik Kellso, Norman Simmons); Kenny Davern Quartet (James Chirillo, Greg Cohen, Tony DeNicola)

Thursday, January 5th, 2006 ­ "An Evening of Jazz Guitar" feat. Bucky Pizzarelli, Russell Malone, Howard Alden, Gene Bertoncini, Frank Vignola; special guests Jay Leonhart and Wycliffe Gordon

There will be at least one special surprise guest on each show!

The tickets are $30.00 and $27.50, for students. They can be purchased at the theater box office or by calling (212) 220-1460.

Mail Order to Highlights In Jazz 7 Peter Cooper Sq. NY, NY 10010 enclose self-addressed stamped envelope.  Special mail order only subscription offer: All four concerts $110.00




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