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B.B. King's Blues Club & Grill / Lucille's Lounge

 237 W. 42nd Street (Between Broadway & 8th Avenue)
212 – 917 4144 // www.bbkingblues.com

A red-hot pop, jazz, R & B club in the heart of Times Square.
Classic artists like Peter Frampton, the Gipsy Kings, Air Supply and Blue Öyster Cult are only some joining R&B/Jazz/Cabaret legends like Chic and George Clinton, Carol Channing, Roberta Flack, Al Green, Chaka Khan, Donny Osmond, Ronnie Spector, Dionne Warwick, etc. played at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill - the spacious Times Square club. And while the décor caters to  celebrity-style restaurant conceit (saxophone-shaped beer taps, a small souvenir store upstairs,) it's got terrific sound and good sight lines. A casual, no-attitude ambience, and table-service food that's actually acceptable. This lively club is always happening - with some one or some thing. Also check out Lucille's Grille (that rocks) inside the club.

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 315 W.44th Street (Between 8tth & 9th Avenues)
212 – 581 3080 // www.birdlandjazz.com

Since the reemergence of this legendary club, midtown Manhattan has been treated to some of the finest jazz on the planet including memorable sets by such musicians as:Oscar Peterson, Pat Metheny, Diana Krall, Roy Haynes, Michel Legrand, Dave Brubeck, Pat Martino, Tony Williams, Hank Jones, Michel Petrucciani, Maynard Ferguson, Freddie Hubbard, Marian McPartland, John Pizzarelli, Kurt Elling, Joe Lovano, McCoy Tyner, Michael Brecker, Clark Terry, Ron Carter, Tito Puente, George Shearing, James Moody, Yellowjackets, John Scofield, Phoebe Snow, Dave Holland, Jon Hendricks and Michael Feinstein, as well as the big bands of Chico O’Farrill, Duke Ellington, Toshiko Akiyoshi, and Maria Schneider.  In addition, Birdland is home to such popular musical events as the Umbria Jazz Festival in NYC and the Annual Django Reinhardt NY Festival.
Also, Jim Caruso's Cast Party has become a monstrous Manhattan mainstay of madness that attracts the best of Broadway and Cabaret artists along with a generous sprinkling of major celebrities on hand evey Monday.

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131 W.3rd Street (Between 6th Avenue & MacDougal Street) 
(212)  475 8592 // www.bluenote.net

World-renowned and iconic, Blue Note has been a revered jazz mainstay for Greenwich Village;
packing in fans from all over the world. One reason Blue Note is so special is that on any given
night,anything can happen. It is not uncommon to see the likes of Stevie Wonder, Tony Bennett,
Liza Minelli and Quincy Jones get called up on stage from the audience to sit in. Blue Note gives
artists all the musical freedom they deserve, and jazz fans get a chance to see the most unlikely
combination of stars night after night on the Blue Note stage.

After over twenty-five years of success, Blue Note continues to carry the torch for jazz into the 21st
century in the cultural heart of New York, Greenwich Village.

Blue Note Jazz Club is a jazz club and restaurant located at 131 West 3rd Street in Greenwich
Village
, New York City,
The club was opened on September 30, 1981 by owner and founder Danny
Bensusan with the Nat Adderley Quintet being the featured performers for the night. It is still considered
one of the world’s most famous jazz venues and one of the best known and most expensive in New York.

The club’s performance schedule features shows every evening at 8:00 pm and 10:30 pm and a Sunday
jazz brunch with performances at 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm. The venue has also started a bi-weekly Late
Night Groove Series giving New York's up-and-coming jazz, soul, hip-hop, R&B and funk artists an
opportunity to showcase their talents on Saturday and Sunday mornings at 12:30 am.

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Blue Note Jazz Club

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44 East 32nd Street (Between Park & Madison Avenues)

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 The Cutting Room is an exciting music venue in New York City open from late
1999 through January 2009 for music of all varieties and reopened at the beginning of
2013 in a new location at 44 East 32nd Street. It was co-owned since its founding by
actor Chris Noth and Berklee College of Music alumnus Steve Walter.

Among those who have performed at The Cutting Room are Sheryl Crow, The Shells,
Gwyneth Paltrow, Kid Rock
, Vanessa Carlton, Lady Gaga, Sandra Bernhard,
Mini-Kiss, and Norah Jones.

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Lincoln Centre
33 W. 60th Street
www.alc.org

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola offers live jazz nightly with panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline, warm ambiance
and a delicious menu.
 
Hailed as "the best jazz room in the city," by none other than jazz icon Tony Bennett, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola is
Jazz at Lincoln Center's one-stop shop for some of the best live jazz and sophisticated soul food this side of New
Orleans. With 140 seats, the club is open year-round and also features stunning views of Central Park and the
Manhattan skyline, an acoustically impeccable performance space, world-class jazz artists at an affordable price,
and a casual late-night scene.
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431 West 16th Street (Between 9th & 10th avenues)
(212) 414 5994 // www.highlineballroom.com
The owner says, “Highline Ballroom is a music venue in the Meatpacking and Chelsea districts of NYC. We've hosted Amy Winehouse, Paul McCartney, The Killers & Mos Def.”
Zagat says: “State-of-the-art” music hall in Chelsea booking “awesome bands” and known for its “high-quality acoustics”, “good sightlines” and “decently intimate” room (capacity 700); though the “bland” space may suffer from “lack of character”, it’s definitely a “great alternative to big stadiums.”
You'll find anything from hip-hop to rock n' roll, pop to jazz/blues and all points in between at this hot venue that is keeps growing in prominence. The atmosphere is bland but that matters little to the loyal devotees who flock to see their  favorites who seem to pop up here regularly - along with some newer faces on the brink.
Highline Ballroom

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1650 Broadway at West.51st Street
212 – 582 2121// www.iridiumjazzclub.com

 The dizzying jazz dives that once lined 52nd Street are long gone - along with the many of the musical legends who played there. But there is Iridium; a sub-level Times Square venue that packs them in. Iridium works hard  to recreate the glory days of yesteryear. True jazz lovers flock to hear hot sets by some of the best-known names in the business like: Jimmy Scott, guitarist Mike Stern, saxophonist Pharaoh Sanders, and Mingus Legacy bands, etc.The late Les Paul used to headline Monday nights.His legacy continues with a weekly tribute and Les Paul Mondays, featuring former backing band and special guests (some from the cross-over unit of cabaret/jazz.) Great sightlines and perfect acoustics make this Broadway jazz experience a must.

 

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66 Park Avenue (At 38th street in Hotel Kitano
(212) 885 7119 // www.kitano.com 

One of New York City’s most intimate Jazz Lounges offers the best in world class Jazz entertainment.
Their ever-changing schedule of acts includes legends of the genre and the next generation's stars. Located on the
lobby level, The Kitano New York Hotel’s. JAZZ at KITANO, also serves Contemporary American cuisine with Pan
Asian influences and a full bar, including rare malt Whiskies, Classic Cocktails , Fine Wines , Champagne and Sake

“ONE OF THE BEST JAZZ CLUBS IN NYC” ... NYC JAZZ RECORD                

Also: Each Sunday, Jazz comes to the JAZZ at KITANO during brunch.  Dine on a sumptuous buffet of both breakfast
and supper items, while enjoying a great jazz menu. Many established local jazz artists pop up here regularly. 

Bucky Pizzarelli -Kitano

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Jazz Standard

JAZZ STANDARD

116 East 27th Street (Between Park Av So. & Lexington Avenues)
Tel: 576 2232 / www.jazzstandard.net 

Always a red hot jazz happening here. 
Great sound, good food and a super line-up of great jazz artists make this venue a mainstay on anybody’s top jazz club list. The room, which sounds full and warm from every angle, presents big name acts into the club. Many renowned acts enjoy regular gigs at the  Jazz Standard. Mondays are dedicated to the Mingus Big Band. 

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Joe's Pub at The Public Theatre
425 Lafayette Street (Near Astor Place)
Information: (212) 539 8778 / www.joespub.com

 Arguably, the hippest, hottest nightspot in town for live entertainment.

 Joe's Pub opened on October 16th 1998 (with a concert performed by writer/recording artist Carl Hancock Rux  who replaced
an ailing  Audra McDonald.The New York Times wrote "... But Joe's Pub is a much less lofty enterprise, carved as it is from
ground-floor back-office space at The Public Theater. The $2.35 million club is the result, in part, of a construction and renovation
grant to the Public from city capital  funds that includes refurbishment of the Delacorte Theater in Central Park...." 

The versatile club's programming is idiosyncratic: from ethnic music ensembles to spoken-word artists to the most promising young
musical-theater performers on the contemporary scene, The ever-changing roster has generated an after-hours theatricality all its own.
The Pub is known as one of New York City’s live showcase venues, catering to an eclectic mix of musical genres.
The defining feature of Joe's Pub – its extraordinary variety of world clkass artists.

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