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Harlem Juke Joint Tour

A Small Group Tour in Harlem with a Jazz Insider

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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 chill, hang back, and let the music take you away, that’s great too. The choice is yours on this lively Harlem jazz tour. 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 cozy Jamaican restaurant with the best jerk chicken and jazz
  • 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 vocalists in the Billie Holiday and Dinah Washington tradition, serious soloists in the Sonny Rollins and Dizzy Gillespie tradition, and great stories of jazz history in the warmest, most inviting neighborhood in NYC!

Over 25 years of experience – we got you!

There is no tour company like Big Apple Jazz with more intimate knowledge of and passion for New York’s jazz and blues scenes. 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!

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