Discover NYC’s Best Live Jazz Events

New York City is well-known for its lively jazz scene, and Welcome to Harlem welcomes you to experience it up close and personal with Harlem locals. Our concerts that our guests will enjoy take place at local Harlem church, so you can feel the community’s heart beat to the rhythm of some incredible music.

Every Tuesday and Friday, you can enjoy our Harlem Jazz Series(opens in a new tab) either in the afternoon or evening. Listen to the smooth sounds of Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, and many more legends come to life from NYC’s finest up-and-coming musicians and seasoned jazz professionals. Join us for an unforgettable night of live music at the Harlem jazz clubs NYC.

If it’s something more intimate you’re looking for, check out our Harlem Safe House Jazz Parlor tour(opens in a new tab). On the first Thursday of every month, we hop around to different intimate brownstone venues to listen to world-class musicians while enjoying delectable hors d’oeuvres and NYC history.

Experience the vibrant essence of Harlem’s jazz clubs NYC scene. Known as the birthplace of bebop and a hub for jazz innovation, Harlem offers a rich musical heritage that continues to thrive today. Step into the iconic Minton’s Playhouse, where jazz greats like Thelonious Monk and Charlie Parker once jammed, and immerse yourself in the soulful rhythms that defined an era. Just around the corner, the Apollo Theater, though primarily known for its history in R&B, hosts jazz nights that electrify audiences.

For an intimate evening, visit Bill’s Place on 133rd Street, a speakeasy-style venue that captures the spirit of Harlem’s Prohibition-era jazz scene. The live performances here are raw and authentic, echoing the golden age of jazz. The National Jazz Museum in Harlem not only showcases jazz history but also hosts live performances and jam sessions, making it a cultural cornerstone. Let’s not forget the American Legion Post 398.

Harlem’s jazz clubs NYC offer more than just music; they provide a cultural experience steeped in history and passion. Whether you’re a seasoned jazz enthusiast or a curious newcomer, the vibrant melodies and rich atmosphere of Harlem’s jazz clubs promise an unforgettable night in the heart of NYC.

Man with flowery shirt and black hat passionately playing the trumpet with cheeks full of air and eyes shut
Man playing a french horn, another on a piano and a man plucking away on a double bass in an intimate Brownstone house venue

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