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The Village Vanguard

178 Seventh Ave. South, New York City, NY 10014 (Manhattan)
212-255-4037
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Ranked #16 of 773 nightlife in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Jazz Bars, Bar/ Clubs
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Sandwich, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My son and I visited on a recent trip to NYC. Having listened to vinyl recordings made there of Bill Evans and others we had always wanted to go - we were not disappointed. Most evenings there are two sessions and if you book the early session (20:30h) you are allowed to stay for the second set (for the price... More

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New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Maybe we hit it on a off night but we were disappointed. I had always wanted to go to the Vanguard so my expectations were high. The venue is tired and musty and the music was just ok.

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152 reviews 152 reviews
25 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

As jazz lovers and the only reason we go to NYC, this is one of our favorite jazz venues. It has traditional jazz club seating which is close and intimate. We were only disappointed by foreign tourists who talked the entire concert and totally distracted from our listening experience. The atmosphere just screams jazz history and the room acoustics cannot... More

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LaGrange, Georgia, USA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

Just GO. Experience fantastic music event there. Most likely you won't regret it. I never have. Great service, welcoming atmosphere and extraordinary jazz in an intimate setting. People often think to do the museums or a Broadway show when in NYC, but hearing the top performing jazz musicians is not to be missed if you have the chance. DO IT.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Fantastic night with fabulous atmosphere and extremely talented musicians. Time flew by . Reasonable drink prices too. Great experience.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Wonderful, intimate little space which worked beautifully with the music of the Brad Mehldau trio featuring Brad Mehldau on piano, Larry Grenadier on bass, and Jeff Ballard on drums (the man is a wizard!)

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Schiedam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

What was meant to be the main reason for coming to NYC, turned out to be one big disillusion. Even though the programming was world class, it was spoilt by the personnel of the estabishment. Extremely unfriendly, took away what might have been a good atmosphere and treated us, and others, like kids. I think it's time management and personnel... More

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Washington, D.C.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra has made its home at the Village Vanguard every Monday night since 1966. It is composed of many of the top jazz musicians in New York. Monday night at the Vanguard is an absolute must for any jazz fan visiting New York. It is a very popular event so reservations are really needed. Even with a... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

For jazz aficionados, this is the place. Ambience plus and a history that ekes out of the walls. Enjoy!

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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Visited here for a Jazz evening and saw the Heath Brothers. Must say first that the Jazz was great and the Heath Brothers and Co were fantastic. The venue - a dark and dingy basement club that needs a good fettle. All guests were crammed in to the front and we had four to a tiny table towards the front... More

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