Dizzy’s ClubA super nice space with views to centeral park. Saturday nights are especially lively and once a month they have great swing dance parties.https://www.jazz.org/dizzys/
SmallsAlthough it’s a small basement, it’s the center of the jazz scene in NYC. They have jam sessions every night going until 3-4AM. My musical home in NY. https://www.smallslive.com/
MezzrowA great club to go hear some of the best musicians in the world in an intimate setting. Try to catch Johnny O’neal if you can. He’s an amazing pianist and singer.https://www.mezzrow.com/
SmokeA nice club with great performances. I like the atmosphere during the late sets.http://www.smokejazz.com/
Ear InnIt’s New York’s oldest bar. On Sundays at 8pm they have a great band that plays early jazz (New Orleans style and swing), there’s a great atmosphere, and they serve great soups!
Village Vanguard The leading jazz club in NY. Great space and atmosphere, top-notch bands, but a little bit more touristic.https://villagevanguard.com/
The Red Hot Jazz Archive An incredible resource to learn in detail about specific jazz musicians and bands before 1930.
Jazz: A film by Ken BurnsA great miniseries that gives an overview of the history of jazz including interviews with many jazz musicians.http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/jazz/home/
Click here to learn about my favorite saxophonists
© 2021 All Rights Reserved. Dean Tsur