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Big Apple Jazz Tour

New York City, NY 10019
+1 917-863-7854
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Music in Harlem

With NYC being the last city of our west coast to east coast holiday, aka music odessy, we searched... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cantwait09
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Melbourne, Australia
Harlem, the Mecca of jazz

A wonderful jazz tour full of great music, tasty food and a lovely ambiance. Amanda learned us a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lucas D
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 23:59
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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New York City, NY 10019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

With NYC being the last city of our west coast to east coast holiday, aka music odessy, we searched for a high note to finish on. Gordon's Harlem Juke Joint tour was it! He is a great tour guide. We had a small group and...More

Thank Cantwait09
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful jazz tour full of great music, tasty food and a lovely ambiance. Amanda learned us a lot about the history of jazz and she took us to places in Harlem where jazz started. After the historical tour we went to the last club,...More

1  Thank Lucas D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour started with Amanda Humes picking us up and taking us to Harlem where she took us to an historical site to tell us about the history of Harlem Jazz and then off we went to Minton's and then to Paris Blues. Both very...More

1  Thank robinbutterworth
Reviewed 1 week ago

Six years ago my wife and I took the juke joints of Harlem tour. It was great so we decided to set up a private similar tour on our return visit to NYC. Gordon did another great job. We enjoy his company and expertise.

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Thank bobcuenca2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great music, great food, great company! Amanda is unstoppable. Taking you from one place to other. Teaching jazz history and making you feel comfortable when you enter venues you never would have found by yourself. We got a chance to listen to fresh new talents...More

2  Thank Serge_Df
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A 5 hour + tour of Harlem and the jazz connection. Amanda joined us then we traveled together by subway to 135th street--Swing street. As we walked she pointed out all the famous former spots for local jazz, gave a history lesson on prohibition, segregation...More

1  Thank Annie F
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Amazing Amanda gives a Harlem jazz and history tour like no other tour you've ever been on. Wear comfortable shoes! This is a comprehensive tour with lots of walking and intros to small jazz spots you could never find on your own. If you play...More

Thank Gail M
Reviewed 2 April 2017

This was one incredible night that I will always remember. Our guide, Amanda, was super fun,personable, and knowledgeable,. I felt like a good friend was giving us an insider's experience of jazz in Harlem. She knew well the musicians and proprietors at the two live...More

Thank Cheri S
Amanda H, Amanda Humes, Big Apple Jazz Diva! at Big Apple Jazz Tour, responded to this review

Dear Cheri! Wow! What a Night! I am thrilled that you had a great time on the tour. It was so great to see you, Mary Ann and Tanya, dive right into the action. Thank you for adding your talent to the tour. I have...More

Reviewed 2 April 2017

We took the Harlem Juke Joint Tour and it was amazing! This is a must do for anyone that loves jazz and is not afraid to go off the beaten path. The tour goes into heart of Harlem into small initimate clubs that cater to...More

Thank 8la4
Amanda H, Amanda Humes - Big Apple Jazz Diva ! at Big Apple Jazz Tour, responded to this review

Dear LaTanya, Thank you so much for your kind words. I had so much fun meeting you and Christien. He is truly talented and I was so happy to hear him play with the Masters of Harlem Jazz! Thank you both for braving the wind...More

Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

The tour was great and Gordon Fantastic. I highly recommend. 3 different jazz clubs around Greenwich village . Super experience

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Sandra O
Hi there! Does anyone know if this place is wheelchair accessible? Thanks!:)
1 May 2017|
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Response from GordonPolatnick | Property representative |
The general nightly public tours use the subway, and taxis and go into 3 clubs, some of which are down a flight of stairs with no elevator access. On the other hand, private tours can be customized to appropriate/exciting... More
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Steve H
I like straight-ahead jazz but prefer contemporary, jazz-fusion, latin jazz, some smooth jazz and jazz with B3 organ. Do you tour clubs that cover this music? I'll be in NYC from Apr 3 through 10. Do you recommend a particular night?
22 March 2017|
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Response from GordonPolatnick | Property representative |
Hello Steve- we visit 3 clubs and if you book on Thursday, there is at least one amazing Hammond organist that we could catch at a private club in Harlem. That would be the Harlem Juke Joint Tour that you will see available... More
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glasswestbrook
How much is it and how do I book
12 May 2015|
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Response from GordonPolatnick | Property representative |
$99 can be paid by clicking "website" on our TripAdvisor page.
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