Your Harlem jazz guide customizes the best itinerary for each given night, based on the most talented players in Harlem’s most exciting jazz clubs.
Greenwich Village Jazz Crawl
See local greats and rising stars in (at least) 2 jazz clubs
A Greenwich Village Jazz Tour with a Personal Touch
This intimate underground jazz tour through Greenwich Village explores the hidden haunts below the winding streets of “Bohemia.” This is an easy-paced walking tour, dedicated to exploring this charming neighborhood’s swinging hidden jazz joints and speakeasies. Our expert guides point out defunct legendary clubs like Cafe Society – where Billie Holiday made her downtown debut – and other long gone clubs like Sweet Basil’s, The Village Gate, and the hard-bopping Cafe Bohemia, where Charles Mingus, Art Blakey and Miles Davis introduced their compositions.
We move from club to club (at least two jazz clubs per night) seeking out the energy and excitement for which the Village jazz scene is famous. We intersperse the live music with lively and interesting insights into the Village’s rich jazz and social history with some fascinating sightseeing along the way.
This Greenwich Village jazz tour starts relatively early, so you’ll be shocked to find out how much great jazz is being performed by masters and innovators in this neighborhood’s below-the-radar scene. If you choose a Tuesday Village tour, there is a chance to hear some Trad Jazz (Dixieland).
No lines, no crowds, just amazing live music – up-close and personal. Book your Greenwich Village Jazz Crawl and discover how the musicians, artists and activists of the Greenwich Village changed the world!
Beverages are not included in the tour price, but there are opportunities to drink during this music tour of Greenwich Village when we stop in each of the jazz joints. Meals are hard to come by in current Village jazz clubs, so we recommend you eat something before the start of the tour.
You may wish to bring some extra dollars to tip musicians, guide, and servers. There may also be opportunities to purchase autographed CD’s from the musicians we meet. These would not be included in the tour price.