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The Harlem Jazz Scene – a retrospective on the day after St. Nick’s Pub fire

Sugar Hill Jazz Quartet at St Nick’s Pub at the turn of the century. photo credit Gordon Polatnick

We woke up to the devastating news of a deadly fire last night in Harlem on the set of a Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Alec Baldwin, Willem Dafoe, Leslie Mann movie…

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The Billie Holiday Zone – Harlem Singers’ Series

Fridays will never be the same.  There’s no place like Harlem and there’s no other vocalist series like this one in the clandestine Gin Fizz – a speakeasy hidden in plain sight. Tickets in cooperation with AirBnB Concerts.  Singers…

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Billie Holiday Kick

Is Billie Holiday Street Next?

  In the current climate of social and political upheaval and the potential for national soul searching, there is no better representative of America’s promise outpacing America’s flaws than Billie Holiday. More »

Cheap NYC Jazz Clubs

New York City: Affordable Live Jazz Clubs In Manhattan (Where you can hear the greats from Greenwich Village to Harlem)

By Gordon Polatnick

I started Big Apple Jazz Tours with the understanding that jazz is at…

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Harlem’s Tree of Hope

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Big Apple Jazz Blog is on it’s way.

How do you like the new site? Big Apple Jazz Tours is proud to announce we are celebrating our 20th year in business with a website face lift.  We want to thank David and Kristin and the team at Fare Harbor for the excellent work and invaluable help getting the site up and running. The…

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