NYC Jazz Clubs


The jazz scene in New York City is comparable to nowhere else in the world (in our humble opinion!). Below, you will find over 40 venues where you can hear some of the world’s finest musicians at work

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*COMP-DISCOUNT* Latin Jazz at Subrosa

*DISCOUNT* Cabaret and Jazz at the Metropolitan Room

*DISCOUNT* Live Jazz at Birdland

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*DISCOUNT* Jazz Cruise Aboard the Yacht Manhattan Multiple Dates



American Legion Post 398
The Sunday afternoon jam session is one of Harlem’s best! Also, the kitchen serves up a heaping plateful of reasonably priced and delicious soul food. In warm weather months guests can enjoy the beautiful backyard patio.

248 W 132nd St bet. 7th Ave (Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd) and 8th Ave (Frederick Douglass Blvd.)
Tel: 212-283-9701
A, B C, 2, 3 to 135th St
D to 125th St



A cocktail bar that offers live jazz music without a cover charge or assigned seating.  Specialties include an extensive lineup of scotches,  bourbons, craft beers and wine.

19 W. Eighth St between 5th Ave and Macdougal St
Tel: 212-432-0200

1 to Christopher St
A, B, C, D, E, F, M to West 4th

antique garage

Antique Garage

Converted from an old converted mechanic shop, Antique Garage restaurant has nightly jazz performances

Performance Schedule:

41 Mercer St. between Broome St. & Grand St
Tel: 212-212-1019

6 to Spring St
N, Q to Canal St

arthur's tavern

Arthur’s Tavern

Arthur’s hosts live jazz every night of the week (including straight ahead and New Orleans style), blues (Chicago style), rhythm & blues, and Dixieland jazz (the same band every Monday night for 35 years!) since 1937. No cover charge. Open until 3am.

Performance Schedule:

57 Grove St- Off 7th Ave South
Tel: 212-675-6879

1 to Christopher St
A, B, C, D, E, F, M to West 4th

arts for art
Arts For Art

 Arts For Art, Inc. is a not-for-profit, multi-cultural organization whose purpose is to build awareness and understanding of avantjazz and related expressive movements while encouraging a sense of community amongst artists and their audiences.

107 Suffolk Street
Tel: 212-254-5420

bar next door

The Bar Next Door

The Bar Next Door (next to La Lanterna di Vittorio) features fireside dining along with live music nightly.

Young Emerging Artists Series Monday-Thursday 6:30-7:45pm: No Cover.
Featured Artists: Sunday-Thursday 2 sets nightly, Friday-Saturday 3 sets nightly. $12 Cover.

129 MacDougal St-at West 4th St and Washington Square Park
Tel: 212-529-5945

1 to Christopher St
A, B, C, D, E, F  to W. 4th St


bills place

Bill’s Place

Styled after the speakeasies and jazz joints of 1920s and ’30s Harlem, Bill Saxton serves up real jazz and tells the story of the history of the original “Swing Street”. 2 shows every Friday night: 9pm and 11pm. $20

148 West 133rd Street-between Lenox and 7th Avenues

Tel: 212-281-0777

A, B C, 2, 3 to 135th St
D to 125th St


Originally opened in December 1949, with Charlie Parker as its headliner, Birdland has been the host to Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bud Powell, Stan Getz and many others until its closing in 1965. Re-opened on the Upper West Side in 1986, Birdland has since moved to its current home. All show times are 8:30pm & 11:00pm unless noted. Music charge is $20-$50 depending on performer and seat location. There is a $10 food/drink minimum per person. Recommended attire is dressy/business casual.

Performance schedule:

315 West 44th St-between 8th and 9th Ave
Tel: 212-581-3080

1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, S, W to Times Square
A, C, E to 42nd Street/Port Authority

Blue Note

Since its inception in 1981, The Blue Note has been the host to the likes of Chick Corea, McCoy Tyner, Joe Lovano, John Scofield, and Chris Botti. The Monday Night Series and the bi-weekly Late Night Groove Series (Friday and Saturday nights at 12:30am) showcase New York’s up-and-coming jazz, soul, hip-hop, R&B and funk artists. Shows every night at 8pm and 10:30pm. Cover charge ranges from $25-$65 depending on show schedule. Sunday Brunch for $24.50 a person at 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm weekly.

Performance Schedule:

131 West Third St- between 6th Ave (Avenue of the Americas) and MacDougal St.
Tel: 212-475-8592

A, E, C, F, M, B, D to West 4th St

Blue Water Grill Restaurant

In the “Jazz Room”, you can dine and listen R&B and Jazz nightly from 6pm -11pm.

31 Union Square West at 16th St.

Tel: 212-675-9500

N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6

Caffe Vivaldi

The Listening Room at Caffe Vivaldi offers original live music seven nights a week, by uniquely creative singer-songwriters. An eclectic mix of original pop, jazz, folk, western classical, Pakistani and South Asian classical, and World music are offered along side a dining menu culled from local Village purveyors and all made from scratch. Doors open at 6pm.

Performance Schedule:

32 Jones Street-between W. 4th and Bleecker St. Near 7th Ave
Tel: 212-691-7538

A, B, C, D, E, F, M trains to West 4th
1 Christoper St

Cleopatra’s Needle

As seen of TV Food Network’s $40 a day, the late night jazz jam sessions and weekly open mic nights have attracted both the up-and-coming and the well-known stars of the jazz world. Admission is free, with a $10 minimum per person.  Happy hour is every day with half priced house brand martinis or glasses of wine.$10 minimum Wednesday and Sunday are “Open Mic” nights Sunday, Monday, Tuesday until 1 am Wednesday, Thursday until 2:30 am Friday, Saturday until 3 am.

2485 Broadway between 92nd St and 93rd St
Tel: 212-769-6969

Subway 1, 2, 3 to 96th St

club bonafide

Club Bonafide

NYC’s newest Jazz Club brings live music back to 52nd St! Tuesday through Thursday 7:30pm and 10pm sets; Friday and Saturday 8pm and 10:30pm sets.

212 East 52nd St between 2nd and 3rd Ave, 3rd floor
Tel: 646-918-6189

SubwayE, M, 6 to Lexington Ave and 53rd St

Cornelia Street Cafe

One of Time Out’s top 100 restaurants, and a strong proponent of the art scene, Cornelia Street Cafe opened in July 1977. It now offers some 700 shows a year, two a night, ranging from science to songwriting, from Russian poetry to Latin jazz, from theatre to cabaret.

Performance Schedule:

29 Cornelia St-between Bleecker and W. 4th
Tel: 212-989-9319

A, B, C, D, E, F, M to West 4th St.
1 to Christopher St.-Sheridan Square

Cotton Club

Every Monday night, a 13 piece Jazz and Swing Band (The Cotton Club Allstars) hits the floor to play three 50 minute sets until midnight. 8:30pm. $25 dance cover.Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night there is a Blues and Jazz show, Buffet dinner and Dancing 8:00pm (Th, F) and 9:00pm (Sat). $53 includes dinner.

656 W 125th St-at Riverside Dr
Tel: 888-640-7980

1 to 125th St

 Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola-Jazz at Lincoln Center

Dizzy’s has a variety of both international and domestic musicians grace its stage. Monday nights are dedicated to young, upcoming jazz musicians wanting to showcase their talent. On the other nights, you never know who will show up for a surprise appearance at one of their late-night hang sets.

Sunday-Thursday: 7:30 & 9:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 7:30, 9:30 & 11:30pm
After Hours Sets: Tuesday-Thursday: 11:00pm

Friday & Saturday: after last artist set$30-$35 cover. $10 for the 12:45am show

Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center
60th Street and Broadway
Tel: 212-258-9595

A, B, C, D, 1 to 59th St/Columbus Station

fat cat

Fat Cat

Fat Cat features three bands every night  (primarily jazz acts with the occasional Latin, doo-wop, chamber, or gospel group) 7 nights a week, including a nightly jazz jam session that runs until the club closes (at 4am). The club also offers Ping-Pong, Shuffleboard, Billiards and lots of board games. $3 Cover for jazz. Games are charged by the hour.

Performance Schedule:

75 Christopher Street at 7th Ave S.
Tel: 212-675-6056

Subway 1 to Christopher St
A, B, C, D, E, F, M to W. 4th St.

55 bar

55 Bar

A prohibition era dive bar with incredible live Jazz, Funk & Blues nightly in Greenwich Village since 1919. Open until 4 am. Small cover charge.

Performance Schedule:

55 Christopher Street near Grove St
Tel: 212- 929-9883

Subway 1 to Christopher St
A, B, C, D, E, F, M to West 4th

national jazz museum

Harlem Jazz Museum

Outside of New Orleans, no community has nurtured jazz more than Harlem. The museum is dedicated to cultivating the music as a living, breathing entity that looks as far into the future as it does into the past.

58 West 129th St off of Lenox Ave
Tel: 212-348-8300
Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday  11am-5pm
Donation Requested

Subway 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  to 125th Street

Iridium Jazz Club

The Iridium presents a diverse range of music 7 nights a week, specializing in guitar and jazz. Every Monday night, they honor Les Paul with The Les Paul Trio, where each week there is a special guest. Past guests have included Jeff Beck, Steve Miller, Zakk Wylde, Todd Rundgren, Ted Nugent and many others. Mon – Sun: 6:30 pm-1:00 am. Cover starts at $25.

Performance Schedule:

1650 Broadway at 51st St
Tel: 212-582-2121

Subway B, D, E to 7th Ave
N, R, W to 49th St
1 to 50th St

Jazz Gallery

The Jazz Gallery, a non-profit founded in 1995, is a hub of creativity serving an ethnically diverse, international audience. Children and college students are welcome to attend, as no alcohol is served. The average ticket price is $10-$20. The Gallery is open 3 to 5 nights per week, 50 weeks per year and produces an average of 175 events per year. Open Thu – Sat 9:00 pm-12:00 am.

Performance Schedule:

290 Hudson Street at Spring St
Tel: 212-242-1063

Subway C or E to Spring Street
1 to Houston

Jazz Mobile   

Since 1964, this not-for-profit organization has sponsored free, outdoor summer mobile jazz concerts and jazz education throughout the city. In addition, during the calendar year it offers free Saturday jazz workshops, public school programs and vocal competitions.


Jazz Standard at Blue Smoke

Downstairs from Blue Smoke BBQ restaurant, Jazz Standard presents world class artists playing Classic Jazz to Funk, R&B, Blues and more. On Sunday’s they offer a Jazz Brunch for Kids ($5 donation) showcasing the Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra. Open 7 days a week with 2 sets per evening at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. An extra set is played Friday and Saturday nights at 11:30pm. Cover is $20-$30.

Performance Schedule:

116 East 27th St-between Park Ave and Lexington Ave
Tel: 212-576-2232

Subway 4, 6 to 28th St

Jules Bistro

Prepare to be transported. Whether you have memories of Paris’ Marais or not, Jules will get you “In the Mood.” With amber coziness and the evolved improvisations of the nightly live jazz, Jules delivers a “We’ll always have Paris” ambiance.Sunday-Monday 8-11pm T, W,Th 8:30-11:30pm Fri-Sat, 8-midnight.

65 St Marks Place- between 1st and 2nd Ave
Tel: 212-477-5560

Subway 6 to Astor Place
N, R to 8th St


Kitano Hotel

Located on the Mezzanine level overlooking Park Avenue, the bar lounge seats 70 people, serves light fare and a full bar. No cover, $15 minimum drink and food per person, per set on Wednesday and Thursday. $25 cover, $15 minimum drink and food per person, per set on Friday and Saturday. 

Live jazz 7 days a week from 5pm to midnight. 
Monday:  Open Jam Session from 8 to 11:30pm
Tuesday:  Piano Solo Series from 8 to 11:00pm
Wednesday to Saturday:  Live Jazz, two shows nightly. 8 and 10:00pm

Performance Schedule:

66 Park Avenue at 38th St
Jazz Reservations: 212-885-7119

Subway 4, 5, 6, 7, S to 42nd St/Grand Central

knickerbocker bar and hotel

Knickerbocker Bar and Grill

Knickerbocker Bar & Grill, established in 1977, is known for its great jazz and its 28 oz. T- Bone steaks. Its wood paneled walls sport memorabilia ranging from rare turn of the century posters to original caricatures by Al Hirschfield. Large leather booths line the walls and brass rails accent the 100 year old marble bar, where Charles Lindbergh signed his contract to fly across the Atlantic.

Friday and Saturday night live jazz starts at 9:45

Performance Schedule:

33 University Place-between 8th St and 9th St
Tel: 212-228-8490

Subway 4, 6 to Astor Place
N, R to 8th St

Metropolitan Room

Voted #1 Jazz Cabaret Club by New York Magazine.  Award-winning Broadway, TV, Film and Radio performers take the stage in an intimate 115-seat atmosphere reminiscent of the golden age of cabaret every night of the week, at 7pm and 9:30pm. Cover charge $15-35 General Admission. Additional show ticket and minimum beverage charge.


Performances Schedule:

34 West 22nd St.-between 5th and 6th Ave
Tel: 212-206-0440

Subway 1 to 23rd/ 7th Ave
N, R to 23rd/Broadway
F to 23rd/6th
6 to 23rd Park



Owned by Smalls Jazz Club, Mezzrow is a jazz piano room. Named after Milton “Mezz” Mezzrow, a well known figure in the Chicago jazz scene before moving to Harlem and becoming Louis Armstrong’s personal assistant.

Sunday –Thursday: 7:30pm to 12:30am and Friday-Saturday: 7:30pm to 2am. No cover charge until 9pm, and then a $20 music fee which includes a pass to Smalls Jazz Club located next door.

163 W. 10th St and 7th Ave,  basement level
Tel: 646-476-4346

1 to Christopher St
A, B, C, D, E, F, M  to W. 4th St



Newly re-opened and designed, this Harlem jazz hot spot not only features live jazz nightly, but also offers an extensive menu featuring Chef Alexander Smalls’ Southern Revival cuisine.
206 W. 118th St between Fredrick Douglass Blvd and Adam Clayton Blvd
Tel: 212-243-2222

B, C to 116th Street and Fredrick Douglass Blvd (8th Avenue)116th Street and Fredrick Douglass Blvd (8th Avenue)
 2 or 3 express trains to 116th Street stop at Malcolm X / Lenox Avenue



Mixed music venue that features Brazilian and Jazz. They host the “nublu Jazz Festival” in December.

Weekdays 3 sets: 9pm, 11pm and 1am. Weekends 3 sets: 9pm, Midnight and 2am

62 Avenue C between 4th and 5th St and
Tel: 212-375-1500

Subway F, J, M, Z to Delancey St/Essex St

nuyorican poets cafaeNuyorican Poets Cafe

A cultural icon on the Lower East Side since 1973, the Nuyorican presents a breadth cultural arts including literature, music, poetry, performance and much more.

Jazz schedule:
A Jazz Jam & Open Mic: First Saturday of Every Month. 9pm $15
All That! Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz: An Open Mic First Wednesday of the Month. 9pm $13
Latin Jazz, Every Thursday Night: Different Featured Artists Every Week. 9pm $7

Performance Schedule:

236 East 3rd Street Between Ave B & C
Tel: 212-505-8183

Subway F to 2nd Ave



Parlor Jazz at Marjorie Eliot’s

Every Sunday for more than a decade, rain or shine, with no vacations, a jazz concert has taken place in the parlor of Marjorie Eliot’s home on what she calls the northern tip of Harlem. Her weekly free concerts in the living room of her apartment are legendary in Harlem and an institution for jazz lovers citywide. Sundays 4-6pm The concert is FREE though donations are appreciated.

555 Edgecombe Avenue, Studio 3F- at 160th St
Tel: 212-781-6595

Directions: Subway C to 163rd St/Amsterdam Ave
1 to 157th St

The Red Rooster

 Marcus Samuelsson’s “The Red Rooster” offers live music six nights a week including “Unplugged Mondays” which consists of jazz, acid jazz, break beats, classics and live vocals. You never know what you’ll get – perhaps a mixture of Coltrane, Duke Ellington, “Earth, Wind, and Fire”, Al Green, and Stevie Wonder. Starting at 7:30pm


Downstair’s From The Red Rooster At Ginny’s Supper Club

Every Sunday, the Nate Lucas Quartet sets up shop and begins jamming its way through classic jazz tunes. Starting at 7:30 pm until….whenever the last folks leave!

Performance Schedule:

310 Lenox Avenue between 125th St and 126th St  
Tel: 212-792-2001

Subway 2, 3 to 125th St



 Robert is a modern American restaurant housed within the Museum of Arts and Design with an amazing view of Columbus Circle and Central Park.  The restaurant offers a Jazz Brunch Every Sunday from 12:30-2:30pm.

Museum of Arts and Design
2 Columbus Circle 9 th floor
Tel: 212-299-7730

Subway 1, A, B, C, D to 59th St/ Columbus Circle

rubin museum

Rubin Museum of Art

Acoustic jazz concerts, called “Harlem in the Himalayas” are presented on select Friday nights in conjunction with the National Jazz Museum in Harlem.

150 West 17th St-between 6th and 7th Ave
Check website for schedule: 
Tel: 212-620-5000

Subway A, C, E to 14th Street/8th Ave
1 to 18th Street/7th Ave
2, 3 to 14th Street/7th Ave
F, M to 14th Street/6th Ave
L to 14th Street/6th Ave
N, R, Q, 4, 5, 6 to 14th Street/ Union Square

Showmans Bar

This soulful haunt of Harlem’s old guard has been home to the greats (e.g. Sara Vaughan, Lionel Hampton, Duke Ellington, Pearl Bailey) since 1942.

Two drink minimum per person, per set – $14 minimum per set is strictly and politely enforced.

Tuesday through Thursday sets: 8:30pm,  10pm and 11:30pm. 
 Friday and Saturday sets:  9:30pm, 11:30pm and 1:30am

375 West 125th Street, bet. Morningside and St. Nicholas Avenues
Tel: 212-864-8941

A, B, C, D, 1, 2, 3 train to 125th Street

Smalls Jazz Club

Not only does this 60 seat club offer a different jazz artist nightly, but it has an extensive archive on its website of every set and musician who has performed at the club. Smalls is also one of the very first clubs to offer live streaming of its shows each night.

Performance Schedule:

$20 cover between 7:30pm and 12:30am. $10 after hours.
183 West 10th St and Seventh Avenue South
Tel: 212-252-5091

1 to Christopher St
A, B, C, D, E, F, M  to W. 4th St

Smoke Jazz and Supper Club Lounge

Smoke Jazz & Supper Club-Lounge seats just over 50  music lovers and presents world-renowned jazz musicians seven nights a week. Fine dining is also available with with the ambiance to match: candlelit tables, plush velvet banquets, antique chandeliers, and an historic full-length bar that create a real jazz vibe to go with the excellent acoustics and sightlines. $30-$35 cover.


2751 Broadway at 106th St
Tel: 212-864-6662

1 to 103rd St or Cathedral Pkwy


SubCulture New York

SubCulture is a new venue in NoHo that brings a variety of music and creative performances to this neighborhood. Situated in an intimate environment, you can hear both up and coming performers as well as some very seasoned, well-known musicians. 

Performance Schedule:

45 Bleecker Street, Downstairs
Tel: 212-533-5470

6 to Bleecker Street
B,D,F or M to Broadway/Lafayette Street 
N or R to Prince Street
J or Z to Bowery

swing 46

Swing 46 Jazz and Supper Club

Recently re-opened, Swing 46 offers dining, live music and dance lessons nightly.

349 W 46th St between 8th and 9th Ave
Tel: 212-262-9554

1 to 50th and Broadway
2, 3 to 42nd St
A, C, E, N, Q, R to 42nd St and 8th Ave

tomi jazz

Tomi Jazz

Live jazz music seven nights a week. No cover charge Sunday-Wednesday and $10 Thursday-Saturday.

Performance Schedule:

239 E. 53rd St between 2nd and 3rd St

E, M to Lexington Ave and 53rd St
6 to Lexington Ave and 51st St

Village Vanguard

For close to 80 years, the Village Vanguard has been a staple on the jazz scene. Inherited from her founder husband Max, Lorraine Gordon has kept the historic club open and was recently honored as an NEA 2013 Jazz Master. Many classic albums have been recorded in the basement room, from Sonny Rollins’s “A Night at the Village Vanguard”, John Coltrane’s and Bill Evans’s famed Vanguard titles to Wynton Marsalis’s voluminous seven-disc “Live at…”

Additionally, you can now catch shows at “Live at The Village Vanguard”, a brand new monthly series from WBGO, NPR 88.3 FM.

$25 cover with one drink minimum

Performance Schedule:

178 Seventh Avenue South at 11th St
Tel: 212-255-4037

1, 2, 3, L to 14th St

Zinc Bar

Afro Jazz to Vocal Jazz…and everything in between!

Early sets (7pm) and Late sets (after midnight) $10
Standard Sets (8pm-midnight) $15. 2 Drink minimum

Open 7 days,  6pm-2:30am weeknights and 6pm-3am weekends.

Performance Schedule:

82 W. 3rd St.-between Thompson and Sullivan
Tel: 212-477-ZINC

A, B, C, D, E, F, M to West 4th St
N, R to NYU/8th St


Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium

The Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium (CBJC) is an organization of venues and individuals committed to the development and preservation of Jazz and related art forms throughout the Borough of Brooklyn.

Click link for nightly jazz events around Brooklyn:

williamsburg music center

Williamsburg Music Center

Open Friday and Saturday from 9pm-2am. The house band is the Gerry Eastman Quartet, with over 50 years of jazz experience combined.
367 Bedford Ave at the corner of Bedford Ave and S. 5th

M, J to Marcy Ave
L to Bedford Ave
G to Metropolitan


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