Intimate Greenwich Village Jazz Tour to discover and explore two hidden jazz haunts below the winding streets of “Bohemia.”
Most Popular NYC Jazz Tour for 25 Years
This Harlem jazz tour is not a “cookie-cutter” tour. That’s not you, and that’s not us. This deep immersion tour escorts you through a minimum of two hidden jazz haunts for hours of swinging live music.
Perfectly integrated into the natural flow of the evening, we pause to see and hear about Harlem’s historic past and dynamic current scene. Learn about the Cotton Club, Savoy Ballroom, Minton’s Playhouse, Swing Street, The Tree of Hope, and the Apollo Theater.
There are lots of ways to enjoy the scene: If you’re a player or singer, let us know so we can help you join the jam. If you like to move, then get up and dance! If you just want to groove, hang back, and let the music wash over you, that’s great too, the choice is yours on this lively jazz tour of Harlem. If you’re feeling gregarious, your guide can introduce you to all the cats. (Mature teenagers are welcome on this tour).
Music charges at clubs & transportation included!
We tailor your itinerary based on each night’s jazz schedule so you hear only the most talented performers in Harlem’s most exciting clubs! Just like jazz, no two tours are alike.
We choose nightly from among thrilling Harlem jazz clubs as:
- The renowned “Birthplace of Bebop”
- Members’ only clubs that dates back to the early 1900’s
- A 1960s vintage dive bar with free food and swinging live music
- A Speakeasy with roots going back to Prohibition and the discovery of Billie Holiday by John Hammond
- And new Harlem spots on their way to becoming legendary – all with their own special charms
Harlem’s legends & young lions!
It’s an amazing scene – Every night, we hear hear vocalists in the Billie Holiday and Dinah Washington tradition, serious soloists in the Sonny Rollins and Dizzy Gillespie tradition, and great bits of jazz history in the warmest, most inviting neighborhood in NYC!
25 years of experience, we’ve got all insights!
There is no tour company like Big Apple Jazz with more intimate knowledge of and passion for New York’s jazz and blues scene. We customize our itineraries to take advantage of last-minute information and hit all the must-see events. No other company is this flexible and passionate about showing you the best time possible. Even native New Yorkers rely on us for our insights!
Food and beverages are not included in the Harlem jazz tour price, but there are opportunities to eat and drink during this tour when we hang out in the jazz joints. You may wish to bring some extra dollars to tip musicians, guide, and servers.