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Do you crave an Authentic and Interactive NYC Experience?

Intimate Jazz Tours – 7 Nights a Week

We know exactly which clubs are swinging each night of the week, and which bands are not to be missed, and we can’t wait to show you where it’s at and introduce you to all the cats!  

Since 1997 we have been on the front lines of the underground New York City jazz scene – taking small groups of visitors down into the basements and alleyways where thrilling jazz and blues still thrive in hidden jazz haunts from Harlem to Greenwich Village.

Our guests range from New Yorkers who rely on our insights, connections and expertise, to visitors hoping to have an immersive adventure they could never have expected and will never forget.  

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TripAdvisor ranks us #2

– with over 300 EXCELLENT ratings!

Big Apple Jazz is recognized as the only tour company of its kind in New York City with a passion for seeking out the authentic hidden jazz haunts of Harlem & Greenwich Village. Gordon Polatnick founded this company in 1997 to offer intimate, small group experiences to travelers and locals alike who crave authenticity, insight, customer service, and a real good time! 

Our extraordinary access will even help the talented players and singers among our guests to get on stage and jam with the band.  If someone in your group wants to play, just ask, and we will make it happen!