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Harlem Jazz Tours in New York City

Harlem Jazz Tours in New York City

The roots of jazz run deep in Harlem, a historically black Manhattan neighborhood that has played host to musical greats like Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, and Dizzy Gillespie, among others. Here are some ways to explore Harlem's jazz scene.

  • Take a jazz tour to discover Harlem hot spots of the past and present, including Minton's Playhouse, the Cotton Club, the Apollo Theater, and the Savoy Ballroom.

  • Put Harlem's jazz scene into context on a culture-themed walking tour exploring the Harlem Renaissance and the Civil Rights Movement.

  • Combine great music and delicious food on an excursion offering a family-style, soul-food dinner followed by a live jazz performance.

  • Retrace the history of legendary artists such as Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Duke Ellington and learn about their influence on New York City jazz culture.

  • Get a glimpse of Harlem's present-day arts scene with an intimate jazz performance held inside a historic neighborhood brownstone.

  • Learn about African American musical heritage beyond jazz during a gospel-themed visit to a Harlem church.

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Harlem Soul Food and Jazz Evening Tour

Harlem Soul Food and Jazz Evening Tour

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Delve into the musical legacy of Harlem with an exclusive insider’s jazz tour plus a live show at one of the neighborhood’s iconic venues. See Harlem landmarks like the Apollo Theater and Savoy Ballroom, and savor a preshow meal of soul food at Sylvia’s restaurant. 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.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$175.00
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$175.00

Evening Harlem Jazz Tour

Evening Harlem Jazz Tour

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Watch Harlem come alive after dark with a 3.5-hour evening tour to historic churches, landmarks and one of the neighborhood’s best jazz spots. Walk with your guide along vibrant Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard, and learn about the cultural heritage of Harlem’s night clubs and gospel churches. Spot some of New York City’s distinctive brownstone architecture as you walk, then finish your evening at a live jazz club, where some of today’s best artists play tunes by Harlem’s music greats.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.32
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$65.32
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Harlem Afternoon Jazz Walking Tour

Harlem Afternoon Jazz Walking Tour

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Go straight to the heart of Harlem’s history, culture, and jazz heritage in way tricky to do on your own on this afternoon walking tour. Skip the research involved in DIY sightseeing, and let a guide show you the neighborhood's best bits. See landmarks, admire 19th-century brownstones, and visit a church for a live jazz concert celebrating Harlem’s greatest performers—an event difficult to find without a guide’s local knowledge.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.32
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$65.32
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Harlem Jazz Series

Harlem Jazz Series

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Experience the iconic sounds of Harlem with tickets to an afternoon jazz series that features today’s most creative and talented artists. Each Tuesday performance brings a different group or soloist for two intimate sets at a history Presbyterian church. Enjoy 60 minutes of music that ranges from laid-back tunes to upbeat horns and drums, and take in Harlem’s cultural heritage and cutting edge compositions.
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  • 1 hour
  • Taking safety measures
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$21.75
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$21.75
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