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.
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Book a Private Jazz Tour
Celebrating 25 fantastic years of immersion tours into the nightlife and history of New York City’s underground jazz scene from Harlem to Greenwich Village and beyond.
We structure your private tour based on our extensive knowledge of musicians and clubs throughout the city and what is happening nightly on and off-the-beaten-path. We match your tastes with an expertly curated musical experience – regardless of when you book a tour any night throughout the year. Most tours include visits to two or three clubs and as much history and sightseeing as you request. Dinners, drinks, transportation and cover charges are not included, but selected to suit your budget and tastes. All ages welcome. Private tours are up to 5-hours based on your desires.
We host: families, friends nights, solo travelers, school groups, professionals, teams, and artists the world over. We pride ourselves in customizing the experience to meet all needs and desires. Whether you want to see more historic jazz sites, or hear live jazz in more venues; whether you want a chance to play or sing with the band or just hang out; whether you want to immerse yourselves in the elegance and glamor of New York’s top clubs, or explore its underground treasures – or even combine the two – Big Apple Jazz Tours will create an unforgettable experience.
Our TripAdvisor reviewers consistently rate us Excellent, and made us #1 for Nightlife in all of New York City. From your first contact with Big Apple Jazz Tours to your last, you will always be professionally serviced by the founder of the company or his highly trained team. Your concerns are our concerns.
Most group sizes can be accommodated, but you are limited to 10 guests before surcharges apply (additional $50 per person when booking over 10 guests). Your online reservation will cover 1-10 guests; and if you request space for 11 guests or more, we will charge your card accordingly. A private group need only purchase 1 ticket to cover all guests in your party. All ages welcome.
Five hours of New York City licensed guide service, as well as customized itinerary research and development.
When you hire a private guide from Big Apple Jazz Tours you get their unmatched expertise during the walking tour, plus as much pre-tour assistance in designing the experience of your dreams as needed. We find solutions to stay within your budget, to enhance your enjoyment without sacrificing value.
All other expenses such as transportation, food and drinks, cover charges, and attraction fees (including guide’s) are the guest’s responsibility, and can be paid for on the night of the tour. In the event that tickets need to be purchased in advance, we will consult with you before using your credit card on file to secure tickets. Extra hours of guide service can be purchased on the night of the tour or in advance at a rate of $100/each additional hour. Estimates of total expenses will be discussed and agreed upon before the start of the tour. There are no hidden costs or surprises.
Guests are encouraged to contact owner, Gordon Polatnick, directly by email or phone: [email protected] / +1 917-863-7854. This gives you the opportunity to discuss your plans in general, and see if this is the right fit for you or your group. Itineraries can be developed and honed by email or phone consultation after your reservation is booked. We look forward to hearing from you to help create the best tour of the Big Apple you’ve ever had.