Meet your guide and small group of no more than 12 people on Waverly Place in the heart of New York’s Greenwich Village at around 8.15pm.
Set out to discover the best of the West Side’s jazz scene, as your guide recounts stories of New York City’s jazz heyday and offers inside tips on where to find the best jazz bars and venues today. Depending on your group’s chosen itinerary, you’ll get to stop by three different jazz venues, where you can enjoy live music or improvisation sessions, grab a drink from the bar (own expense), or sing along to classic jazz tunes.
Perhaps stop at the oldest continually operating jazz club in NYC, see the piano bar where Barbara Streisand got her first break, visit a speak easy style dive bar, or check out underground jazz clubs known only to locals. Along the way, pass the original location of the iconic Cafe Society nightclub, where Billie Holiday once performed; see the Stonewall Bar, famously the birthplace of the gay rights movement; and pose for photos by the Washington Square Arch.
Please note: Tour itineraries change regularly based on performance schedules. Tipping is optional, but as most artists make their living from tips, it’s recommended to bring a few extra dollars to tip the musicians. You will also have an opportunity to buy CDs directly from the musicians at most venues (typically $15-20; cash only).