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Harlem Soul Food and Jazz Evening Tour

New York, United States
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Offered in: English and 1 more


Delve into the musical legacy of Harlem with a guided jazz tour and live show at one of the neighborhood’s iconic venues. See Harlem landmarks like the Apollo Theater and Savoy Ballroom, and savor a preshow, home-style meal at Sylvia’s restaurant — founded by the ‘Queen of Soul Food.’ After dinner, head to one of Harlem’s hottest nightspots for a live show featuring a 1920s swing ensemble or a modern rhythm and blues or jazz act.
  • 5-hour nightlife tour of Harlem including dinner and jazz show
  • Drive past Harlem's notorious landmarks, including the Apollo Theater, Savoy Ballroom Minton's Playhouse
  • Savor a home-style meal at Sylvia’s, a legendary soul food restaurant
  • Delight in jazz music at a venue like the famous Cotton Club
  • Sip two complimentary drinks
  • Hear informative commentary abut Harlem’s history from a knowledgeable guide
Experience an unforgettable night out in the Big Apple with a Harlem jazz tour. Meet your guide in Times Square in the evening, then ride up north to Harlem while learning about the legends and legacy that made the neighborhood central to the evolution of jazz and blues.
Drive by musical landmarks like the Apollo Theater, which has hosted luminaries like James Brown, Sarah Vauhan and Ella Fitzgerald. See the site of the original Cotton Club, the Savoy Ballroom and Minton’s Playhouse — considered the birthplace of bebop.
Dig into a family-style dinner at Sylvia’s restaurant — famous for down-home cooking created by the ‘Queen of Soul Food.’ Savor southern-inspired favorites like fried chicken, BBQ ribs, collard greens, cornbread and black-eyed peas.
With your belly full of comfort food, follow your guide to a local nightclub to hear some of New York City’s best live jazz. Monday nights, step back in time at the reincarnated Cotton Club for a 1920s-style swing session featuring a 12-piece band and free dance lesson. On other nights, soak up the stylings of contemporary jazz and rhythm and blues acts at other local hotspots. Your tour includes two complementary cocktails during the show.
At the end of the toe-tapping, finger-snapping show, you’ll be dropped off back in Times Square around midnight.

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Grate evening - grate guide
Kristina S
, Jun 2019
We had a great time, much thanks to the fantastik tour guide Duane(?). With plenty of positive energy he guided us thru the American history all the way to Harlem and Silvias resturant, yummi, and Paris Blues jazzclub.
great evening - great guide
Kristina S
, May 2019
An unforgettable evening! Much thanks to our excellent tour guide Duane(?). Full of positive energy he guided us thru American history all the way to Harlem and Silvias soul food, yummie, and then to Sams Paris Blues and Jazz jam.
This tour was one of the highlights...
Linda G
, Oct 2017
This tour was one of the highlights of my holiday, what a wonderful night and great tour guide. The food was fabulous and the jazz club, well I never thought that with my 2 left feet that I would ever get up and dance, but so glad I did it was so much fun it still brings a smile to my face whenever I think about it.
I would do this tour again when in...
Jean Marie D
, Oct 2017
I would do this tour again when in NYC! Our tour leader, Sylvia's soul food restaurant and the music, show and dancers at the Cotton Club were all amazing!
This was with out doubt the...
, Oct 2017
This was with out doubt the highlight of our trip to New York . We made our way to pickup point we're we did a ride to Harlem looking at the area. Quite nice ,some interesting places to see .Then we went for original soul food at a restaurant which was yummy.everyone enjoyed the meal . Then on to the Cotton Club we're we had a fabulous time .great entertainment dancing and singing all night . The gentlemen got everyone involved ,we loved it .There were single ladies on the tour too and they were up dancing all night. Can,t praise it enough .If you like a good evening singing and being entertained it,s the tour for you .
Guided bustrip from Midtown to...
Roy O
, Jul 2017
Guided bustrip from Midtown to Harlem with a great guide imforming us what is to know in the area we passed by. Stop at at Sylvia's in Harlem serving great soul food- chicken - ribs - fish and a delicious banana dessert. Stop at Apollo Theatre and finishing off in Cotton Club to listen to great jazz music and watchng a fantastic tap dance show. Highly recommended trip- good value!
This tour is a HUGE disappointment...
Chia Yu Tam
, Jun 2017
This tour is a HUGE disappointment. The restaurant we went to gave us very little food, we had trouble sharing the portion between 12 people. The jazz bar they took us to had no cover charge. The music was not that good at all. Anybody off the street could have come in and sit down for free. We ended up leaving early because it was so boring. We just can't justify paying 175 per person for the evening.
One of the best nights I've had in...
Helga V
, Mar 2017
One of the best nights I've had in NewYork. My friends were reluctant but so glad they did this. They did not want to leave when our bus was boarding
Excellent evening! Great host great...
Jane E
, Jan 2017
Excellent evening! Great host great food and even better jazz! Excellent night out!
Enjoyed Peggy, our guide, whose fluency...
, Jan 2017
Enjoyed Peggy, our guide, whose fluency between English, French, and Italian was so impressive! Devoured our dinner at Sylvia's and the Cotton Club was a hoot loved the big band and had fun dancing.

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