Duration: 4 hours; $99; What happens in Harlem after dark should really stay in Harlem... or so we think. What words come to mind when you hear Harlem? Dangerous... far... Globetrotters. Actually, back in the day, Harlem was, and to an extent still is, one of NYC's jazz hubs. If you're curious what vintage Harlem nightlife looks like, venture into the neighborhood on this guided tour. You'll visit at least two unique jazz clubs in the heart of the district, watching some of the finest lineups in the city. Clubs include everything from Prohibition speakeasies to a '40s organ bar, and the "Birthplace of Bebop." If you're a jazz enthusiast, history buff, or simply just looking for a relaxing night out, this is the perfect tour for you!
Visit renown Harlem jazz clubs, steeped with history
Learn the stories behind some of these famous venues and historical epicenters
Experience a side of Harlem you have never seen before
If you're a musician, maybe even take part in its jazz scene
Note: This activity must be booked with a minimum of two people. Exact meeting location will be provided upon purchase. Beverages not included in tour price.
Greenwich Village Jazz Crawl
Duration: 4 hours; $99; Beats, bohemia, and every eclecticism in between, The Village has housed everything from mind-altering poets (literally) to the resurgence of American bohemia. Most importantly, nearly every famous artist within the past century has, at some time, called Greenwich Village home. During this artistic revolution, a jazz transformation occurred in the Village. During the tour, you'll explore Greenwich Village's historical jazz clubs such as Cafe Bohemia and Cafe Society and learn their significance. You'll take in some jazz, seek the Village energy, and enjoy an authentic jazz experience. This is a can't miss, f'real!
Explore the historical Greenwich Village jazz scene, where famous musicians flourished
Learn the history and cultural significance of this Bohemian capital
Experience the energy and excitement in Greenwich Village that attracted so many jazz artists, such as Billie Holiday, Charles Mingus and and Art Blakey
Note : This activity must be booked with a minimum of two people. Exact meeting location will be provided upon purchase. Beverages not included in tour price.
Harlem Juke Joint Jazz Tour
Duration: 4 hours; $99; Ever want to be that cool cat that knows where all the hidden nightspots are? This tour is your chance. Led by a neighborhood insider that knows everybody and who everybody knows, you'll hit the floor of one Harlem's most legendary venues, Minton's Playhouse. The "birthplace of bebop" was the stomping ground of some of the biggest jazz icons of the mid-20th century. If you're a jazz vocalist or musician, you might even get to jam alongside the world-class performers of the Sugar Hill Jazz Quartet. In addition to partying at Minton's Playhouse, you'll pay homage to some of the great musicians enshrined on the walls of the landmark Apollo Theater. While these two destinations are must-stops, your tour guide might elect to spontaneously divert you to one of the many local dive bars in Harlem if she catches word of an impromptu jam session breaking out that can't be missed. This is a Harlem experience you won't get through any travel book!
Discover a jazz bar on a hidden Harlem street that has been frequented by some of the biggest names in music
Take in two sets of live jazz jams by a world-class band
Visit the historic Apollo Theater and other Harlem hot spots
Enjoy an evening of entertainment and musical education
Note: Food and beverages are not included in the tour price. Guide, music charges, and transportation costs within the tour are included.
Cancellation Policy: All tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable.