Best Jazz Bars in NYC
By Cedric Vanhamme
There was a time when saxophones and trumpets were the most powerful instruments in New York City. Those instruments began to fade with the rise of electronic music, but you can still be transported back in time by visiting a pure Jazz and Blues club.
Here is a list of the Top-10 Blues Bars in NYC along with a description on why 212Access likes them for Live Jazz.
55 Christopher St., between 6th and 7th Avenue, New York
For the early sets it is free and $10 for the later sets.
449 La Scat
449 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10037
If you are looking for a great live Jazz spot in Harlem, then this is the place to be. The cover charge amount is only $10 for a great Jazz music night.
57 Grove St, New York, NY 10014
The oldest club in NYC that still have the Jazz and Blues charisma we love. And it is always free.
2485 Broadway, between 91st St & 92nd St, New York, NY 10025
Try out this New York Jazz community and sample one of the best live jazz scene with no cover charge.
326 Spring St., New York, NY 10013
Don’t miss the free old-school Jazz every Sunday from 8pm – 11pm.
75 Christopher Street at 7th Avenue
The music is going from 7pm – 3 am for only $3. Next to the great music they play, Fat Cat has a great pool hall with a wide variety of gaming entertainment, like billiards, ping pong, shuffleboards, foosball, chess & checkers, backgammon, scrabble and more.
1160 Broadway, New York, NY 10001
$15 for non-members with no bar and no impressive decor, but it is all about the fresh new Jazz music here.
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, New York, NY 10030
No cover charge and every night you can hear some good Jazz and Funk music. Go check the calendar and look up for another preferable music style.
83 W 10th St, New York, NY 10014
It costs you between $10-$20 after 7.30pm but its free sets start at 4pm for a great Jazz session experience.
82 West 3rd St. between Thompson & Sullivan), New York NY 10012
Check out the website’s upcoming events calendar and experience the different Jazz styles, like Afro Jazz, Brazilian Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, New Orleans Jazz, Samba Jazz, and much more with cover charges of $10-$15.