Harlem juke joint tour
Activities

Harlem juke joint tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 5 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Listen to the most talented performers in Harlem's most exciting joints
  • Visit Harlem as a New Yorker would!
  • Learn about the Cotton Club, Savoy Ballroom, Minton's Playhouse, Swing Street, The Tree of Hope, and the Apollo Theater
What to expect

Join this exciting walking tour to get an authentic feel for the beautifully preserved and thoroughly charming Harlem neighborhood while listening to amazing jazz music by the most talented players in legendary and up-and-coming clubs. Your jazz guide will arrange the best itinerary for your chosen night for a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience!

You will visit a minimum of 2 hidden jazz haunts (but most tours visit 3) for hours of swinging live music. You'll hear about Harlem's historic past and dynamic present. Learn about the Cotton Club, Savoy Ballroom, Minton's Playhouse, Swing Street, The Tree of Hope, and the Apollo Theater, while discovering the brand new hot spots and restored architectural treasures.

The itinerary changes nightly and includes thrilling clubs like:

  • The renowned “Birthplace of Bebop”
  • A members' only club that dates back to the ’20s
  • A 1960s vintage dive bar with free food and swinging live music
  • A Hammond B3 organ lounge from the ’40s where Duke Ellington and Sarah Vaughan performed
  • A speakeasy with roots going back to prohibition and the discovery of Billie Holiday by John Hammond
  • New Harlem spots on their way to becoming legendary — all with their own special charms

This tour is for everyone! Are you a player or singer? Join the jam. If you like to move, get up and dance! If you just want to groove, hang back, and let the music wash over you.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Music charges at clubs
    • Transportation
    What's not included
    • Food and beverages
    • Tips
    Where

    300 W 116th St, New York, NY 10026

    Meeting point:

    The tour starts at Silvana Cafe

    What to remember
    • The tour runs rain or shine
    • This tour involves walking, stairs, and taking mass transit. All are welcome, but those using wheelchairs, crutches, or who require any extra assistance are advised to come with a travel partner that can help
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    When
    • Daily from 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm
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    Provider
    Big Apple Jazz, LLC
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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