Discover the fascinating world of jazz on an unforgettable tour through Harlem. Learn about the area's music history, visit several venues to get a feel of what's happening in the local scene, if you're up for it, and get up and join the band!
About this activity
- Free cancellation
- Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
- Covid-19 precautions
- Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
- Mobile ticketing
- Use your phone or print your voucher
- Duration 5 hours
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- Live tour guide
- We will hear at least 2, but more often 3 sets of live music covering a range of styles and atmosphere.
- Learn about the Harlem jazz scene on a small and intimate group so you can get a better feel of the atmosphere
- Indulge in delicious 'soul food' at the first venue you visit (optional)
- Explore the fascinating history of Harlem as you walk through its historic streets and visit its unique venues
- A great opportunity to learn about New York's music history with a knowledgeable guide who's been in the business for 16 years
- Enjoy a once in a lifetime opportunity for musicians or singers from the group to join the bands and perform
- Friendly, knowledgeable, and flexible guide service
- Transportation costs
- Cover charges to all clubs
- The chance to perform (if circumstances permit)
- Food and Drinks
Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed
- The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
- Customers are required to bring and wear masks
- Customers will get a mandatory temperature check
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Prepare for the activity
Please meet at 6:00 PM at Silvana, 300 West 116th Street. They have a downstairs music space with a lounge area to the back (away from the stage) - that's where the tour group will gather to meet each other. Come early if you want to get there before the music starts and chat a little. The best way to get to Silvana: the closest and best subway is the B and C trains which stop near Silvana at 116th Street and Frederick Douglass (8th Ave).Open in Google Maps ⟶
What to bring
- Comfortable clothes
Know before you go
- Formal dress is not required. Dress for comfort as we'll be out in all kinds of weather as well as in hot or cold clubs.
- There will be some walking, up to 10 city blocks at a time, on this tour.
- Photography is encouraged, but only of the musicians not the other patrons and neighbors. Of course, friendships arise on this tour and photographs among friends are always fine.
- Please note that this tour can be fitted to suit your particular interests, so please let your guide know what you like and hope to learn about the Harlem scene.