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The Village Vanguard

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Address: 178 Seventh Ave. South, New York City, NY 10014
Phone Number: 212-255-4037
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Great Night of Jazz

This place is the real deal. I am a huge jazz fan and I was not disappointed. I stayed for both sets and really enjoyed the atmosphere. Everyone was there for the music and it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Cincinnati
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Heard Billy Hart's band. You go for the music and an attentive audience. $30 plus one drink min. What I like is that it's generally not too loud. We purchased tix in advance but it's not necessary week days I'd guess. I've only gone when I knew the band that was playing so I'm not sure if you can trust... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This place is the real deal. I am a huge jazz fan and I was not disappointed. I stayed for both sets and really enjoyed the atmosphere. Everyone was there for the music and it was great music! And the servers were fantastic too. Always ready to take an order, even in the dark. Take cash if you want to... More 

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Montreal
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Amazing classic jazz in the heart of the big apple. This tiny basement jazz club has not changed in decades, and that is a good thing. It is the birthplace of so many great talents. A must see/hear for any jazz enthusiast when in NYC. There is no food served, no cell phones and no talking during the music, you... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This venue is awesome with some of the most talented musicians around including Guillermo Klein's Los Guachos who have been playing there for ten years. Watch for this group (mainly Argentine instrumentalists) for future engagements.

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Great music and all the best players perform here, it's a pokey jazz joint which are always the best but you go here for the music and the jazz history this place carries.

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Margate, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

You have to book as its a small jaz club but no dancing and each performance is 2 hours but what an experince and atmosphere well worth going there even if you are not a jaz fan.

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Joinville, SC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

No words to describe this place. It really feels like a time machine. You sense the presence of jazz giants in a very small place. You MUST visit if you have any interest in improvised music. Reserve on line in advance and enjoy.

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Jupiter, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Nice music, bar tab required of a drink per patron but no big deal. $30 tickets and a drink per person not so bad. Really enjoyed the music-- get there early.

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Ferndown, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

If you are a Jazz fan this is an obligatory venue to go to. A small cellar venue with no food but some of the best jazz musicians on the planet. The oldest Jazz Club in New York but still one of the best

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Loved this place. Very quaint but so worth it if you are a music lover. Eat before you come as they only serve beverages. It's all about the music. Invited friends. Was such a great night of culture . The musicians were world classed. Must see place in NY.

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