What a wonderful tour of Harlem! Our tour guide Carolyn was great to work with from start to finish. She has a true passion for Harlem and a wealth of knowledge of its rich history. She customized the tour based entirely on our needs and warmly welcomed our group of 22 around Harlem through 90+ degree temperatures and even a sudden downpour. She answered our many questions and ensured we walked away from the tour both enlightened and inspired. I highly recommend Welcome to Harlem for your tour needs.
Harlem Jammin Jazz Tour
Combine history & live jazz
Unique insight into Harlem
Local, expert guides
Why take this evening NYC jazz tour?
What better way to end an evening in Harlem than with some sightseeing and live jazz. When the lights go down on this famous NYC neighborhood, the immortal soulful sounds and rhythms of Duke Ellington, Lena Horne, Ella Fitzgerald, and Miles Davis ring out.
Spend the evening in Harlem listening to some world-class jazz
Stroll across 125th Street, the heartbeat of Harlem, and walk uptown
Two or three stops at our local pubs, clubs or restaurants to hear live jazz
The chance to mix and mingle like a local — we’ll make you feel like you’re in your own neighborhood
Our local guides are friendly, passionate, and knowledgeable about their community
See some historical landmarks, churches and learn about famous nightclubs of the past
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$56.25 per person
145 West 122nd Street, Apt. 1 (between Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd and Lenox Avenue)
Thursdays and Sundays, all year-round
Exceptions: December 24-25, December 31-January 1
Entry to some world-class jazz performances
What to bring
Please wear comfortable walking shoes, bring an open mind and heart, camera, and a smile on your face
Good to know
Tours must be booked at least 24 hours in advance.
What you'll do
Harlem elevated jazz to the world stage. Each year, thousands of visitors and tourists flock to Harlem clubs with the hope of experiencing the soulful music that Harlem has come to be known for. When the lights go down, the soulful immortal sounds and rhythms of Duke Ellington, Lena Horne, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Miles Davis echo throughout the city as performers pay tribute to these greats every night.
What better way to end an evening than in Harlem with some sightseeing and live jazz? Enjoy a tour across 125th Street, then a lovely stroll along Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. up to uptown and finish at a stop in Harlem known for some of the best live jazz. During the tour, you will see historical churches and learn about the famous nightclubs of the past. A glimpse at some of the most beautiful homes that Harlem has to offer and other historical places of interest. Food and drinks are available for purchase at the jazz locations. So come hungry for some history, jazz, and food. This will be a night that you won’t forget!
You’ll consider the occasion as one of your favorite nights out, so take the A train to 125th Street and get the party started.
Check out what our guests are saying
My gf and I went on the jammin jazz tour in the evening and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Our tour guide was a Harlem native who took the time to explain important Harlem history which provided context for the tour itself, then she also pointed out all the key jazz venues that were active back in the day. We then spent the majority of the time at 2 great local jazz venues with absolutely great sets. It was a one of a kind experience for a Sunday night. Even being a local I did not know of these venues beforehand and was surprised by their modest operations/looks and great talent that they brought it.
Our guide was a wonderful, warm woman who was very professional. The two locations she took us to were very local and were places we were unlikely to have stumbled across. The first place was great and we really enjoyed it.
The second place was busy and really pumping. I was sad to leave. In between the clubs we got some fantastic oral history of Harlem and the local music, theatre and civil rights scene along with a concise history of the churches we passed. They all seemed to be very intertwined. Highly recommend this evening and apparently the Thursday evening is different again so worth doing both.
Great night..lovely food and Brilliant jazz. Lovely people and very welcoming. Everyone should visit Harlem!