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COVID Current List of Open Manhattan Jazz Clubs – OCT. 2021

The light at the end of the tunnel report – We are finding it difficult to pull together jazz tours that can get to three clubs a night within 4-5-hours as we did prior to March 2020.  In March 2021 we were able to start touring again – taking guests to live jazz performances in only one club per night, which was a blessing, hearing some of the most joyous nights of music we ever witnessed.  

Nowadays, we are happy to report that hearing live jazz in two clubs per night is becoming typical on certain nights of the week.  Importantly, some regularly scheduled outdoor jazz events have been produced by local heroes throughout the pre-vaccine pandemic to great effect – bringing all-star players into intimate settings with little or no fanfare.  These events helped sustain the scene through very dark times and proved the neighborhood jazz culture was strong and its roots ran deep in the community.

Berta Alloway continues to present great bands with surprise guests sitting-in every Sunday between 2-5PM at Ralph Ellison Memorial Park (150th Street and Riverside Drive).  Trumpeter and Vocalist, Michael Young is there with Soul Guard every Saturday from 2-5PM also with an open policy to join the jam.  While the weather holds up Al Mtu is hosting a session every Wednesday at Grants Tomb (122nd and Riverside Drive) from 5-8PM.  Berta is there with the Befo’ Quotet every Friday.

The best kept secret for nearly 60 years is that Jazz Mobile has been producing star-studded jazz shows every summer throughout the city including their regular shows at Grant’s Tomb on Wednesday and Marcus Garvey Park on Fridays.  Mark your calendars for next year as their 2021 season has already ended, which of course included the co-sponsored Charlie Parker Jazz Festival at the end of August at Marcus Garvey.

~ Gordon Polatnick


Berta Indeed Productions

It’s ever-changing, but this is a pretty good list of what’s happening with live jazz clubs this month in Manhattan. 

NYC Jazz Club Directory – Manhattan

55 Bar
(212) 929-9883
55 Christopher St.
(Seventh Ave. So. / Waverly Place)

Antique Garage Restaurant
(212) 219-1019
41 Mercer St.
(Grand / Broome)

Arthur’s Tavern (RIP – COVID)
(212) 675-6879
57 Grove Street
(NW corner of Grove and 7th Ave. So.)

Bar Next Door – (Temporarily Closed)
(to La Lanterna Caffe)
(212) 529-5945
129 MacDougal St.
(W3rd / W4th)

Bill’s Place
(212) 281-0777
148 W133rd Street
(Lenox / AC Powell Jr. Blvd.)

(212) 581-3080
315 W. 44th St.
(8th / 9th Aves.)

Blue Note
(212) 475-8592
131 W. Third St.
(6th Ave./ MacDougal Street)

Bond 45
(212) 869-4545
221 W. 46th St.
(Broadway / 8th)

Cafe Bohemia – (RIP COVID)
(below Barrow St. Ale House)
(212) 691-6127
15 Barrow Street
(West 4th St. / 7th Ave. South)

Cellar Dog
(formally Fat Cat)

(212) 675-6056
75 Christopher Street
(at 7th Ave. South)

Club BonaFide (Temporarily Closed)
(646) 918-6189
212 East 52nd St., 3rd Floor
(2nd / 3rd)

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola
Jazz at Lincoln Center
(212) 258-9595
10 Columbus Circle
(60th Street at Broadway, 5th floor)

The Django
at The Roxy Hotel
(212) 519-6649

2 6th Ave.
(Walker/ White)

Ginny’s Supper Club at Red Rooster Harlem – (Temporarily Closed)
(212) 421-3821
310 Lenox Ave
(W125th / W126th St.)

Gin Fizz Harlem (RIP – COVID)
(212) 289-5550
308 Lenox Ave
(W125th / W126th St.)

(917) 265-8234
349 East 13th Street
(1st Ave / 2nd Ave)

(212) 582-2121
1650 Broadway
(at 51st St)

Jazz Gallery
(646) 494-3625
1160 Broadway, 5th Floor
(W27th / W28th)

Jazz Standard– RIP – COVID
Blue Smoke
(212) 576-2232
116 E 27th St.
(Park / Lexington)

Jules Bistro – RIP – COVID
(212) 477-5560
65 St. Marks Pl. (8th St.)
(1st / 2nd Aves.)

Kitano Hotel – (Temporarily Closed for jazz)
(212) 885-7119
68 Park Ave
(37th / 38th)

Knickerbocker Bar and Grill – (Temporarily Closed for jazz)
(212) 228-8490
33 University Place
(at 9th St.)

Metropolitan Room – (RIP-COVID)
(212) 206-0440
34 West 22nd St.
(5th / 6th Ave)

(646) 476-4346
163 West 10th St.
(7th Ave. So./ 6th Ave)

(212) 243-2222
206 W 118th Street
(7th / St. Nicholas Ave.)

New Amsterdam Musical Association  (NAMA)
(212) 281-1350
107 West 130th Street
(Lenox / 7th)

(212) 375-1500
62 avenue C
(4th / 5th Streets)

Paris Blues – (Temporarily Closed for jazz)
2021 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. (7th Ave)
(Corner 121st St.)

Parlor Entertainment – (Streaming)
(212) 781-6595
555 Edgecombe Ave, #3F buzz #107
(Corner of 160th St.)

Patrick’s Place
(212) 491-7800
2835 Frederick Douglass Blvd
(8th Ave & 151st)

Room 623
(212) 280-2248
271 W 119th St.
(8th / St. Nicholas)

(212) 219-8242
228 W. Broadway
(Franklin / N. Moore Sts.)

Rue B
Go Fund Me
(212) 358-1700
188 Ave. B
(11th / 12th)

Showman’s – (Temporarily Closed)
(212) 864-8941
375 West 125th Street
(East of Morningside Ave.)

(212) 690-7807
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd
(W133/ W134)

300 W. 116th Street
(SW corner of Frederick Douglass Blvd/8th Ave)

(212) 675-7369
183 W. 10th St.
(West of 7th Ave. South)

(212) 864-6662
2751 Broadway
(105th / 106th)

The Stone
Located in The New School
Glass Box Theatre
55 west 13th street
(6th Ave / 5th Ave)

Swing 46
(212) 262-9554
349 W. 46th Street
(8th / 9th Aves.)

Terra Blues
(212) 777-7776
149 Bleecker Street
(Thompson St / LaGuardia Place)

Tomi Jazz
(646) 497-1254
239 E 53rd St.
(2nd / 3rd)

Village Vanguard
(212) 255-4037
178 Seventh Ave.
(At 11th St. and Max Gordon Corner)

Zinc Bar – (limited live jazz)
(212) 477-9462
82 West 3rd Street
(Thompson / Sullivan)


RIP – Recently Closed Clubs (Pre-Covid)

Cleopatra’s Needle
– RIP (Dec. 2019)
(212) 769-6969
2485 Broadway
(W. 92nd / W. 93rd)

RIP – Cornelia Street Cafe
(212) 989-9319
29 Cornelia St.
(Bleecker / W. 4th Sts.)

RIP – Farafina Café & Lounge Harlem
(212) 281 2445
1813 Amsterdam Avenue

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