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This is an indispensable guide for jazz aficionados and those seeking entre into New York's big band, bebop, fusion, and funk scenes. Profiled venues include fabled haunts of Harlem; elegant Midtown supper clubs; hip downtown hangouts; and a subterranean Bowery alcove where the spirit of Mingus rumbles on.
A "richly anecdotal and wonderful" slim, pocket-size guide now updated to include all the newest hot spots on the Big Apple jazz sceneBoth a handy reference to the thriving jazz scene of today and a celebration of its vibrant history, Jazz Guide: New York City is the only comprehensive guide to jazz in New York City. Uptown, downtown. Big bands to subway soloists. Elegant clubs with big-name headliners to funky basements where the bands play all night. Jazz Guide profiles more than sixty venues where you can hear the best of every kind of jazz-Latin, avant-garde, New Orleans-style, or hard bop-in the city renowned for its music. Profiles of contemporary clubs are interwoven with listings of festivals, music stores, poetry jams, gospel brunches, along with jazz lore, including visits to Harlem and 52nd Street the their heydays, the famous bridge where Sonny Rollins moonlighted, and the neighborhood Louis Armstrong called home.