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Big Apple Jazz Tours

479 reviews
About Big Apple Jazz Tours
Authentic Experiences to the heart of New York City! Since 1997 we have been on the front lines of the underground New York City jazz scene - taking small groups down into intimate basement joints where live jazz still thrives in neighborhood nightclubs from Harlem to Greenwich Village. Legendary players and clubs as well. All live music and transportation costs are included in the public tour price. Our jazz tours take place in Manhattan for the most part, but private tours to Brooklyn, Queens or the Bronx can be arranged. Our goal is to offer the most intimate, small group tours available to Harlem and Greenwich Village neighborhood nightclubs and juke joints. We also provide insight into the Big Apple jazz scene as it has evolved over the past hundred years. Consider hiring Gordon Polatnick to take you on a private tour throughout the city during the day or night to experience the city's many intriguing neighborhoods at your pace and focusing on your interests. All ages welcome.
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Reviewed July 8, 2018

Awesome tour of the Harlem jazz scene, great historical insight, music and food. Amanda is the best! She is engaging and entertaining. Will book her tour again in the future.

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Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 8, 2018

My husband and I loved every moment of our stay at the Roxy. The room was divine, the staff attentive and the atmosphere throughout the hotel was inviting and engaging. The Jazz was extraordinary! Thank you Roxy for making our New York stay perfect!

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Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 2, 2018

It was a great evening and Amanda Humes was an especially great guide. We have enjoyed every minute!

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Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 30, 2018

My husband and I had a wonderful time with Amanda, who is a very special soul. We learned so much about the history of jazz, and were taken to some great spots with incredible music that we would not have come across on our own....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Lisab750000
Reviewed June 30, 2018

Fantastic night of laughs and music. 3 different venues showcasing superb musicians playing different strains of Jazz. Nothing sanatized about this tour, it’s the real deal. Amanda , our host was brilliant, an encyclopaedic knowledge of Jazz and the street smarts to get you around,...More

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Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Liz M
Reviewed June 28, 2018

Thank you to Amanda for a brilliant evening out in Harlem - we saw places we'd never have seen otherwise, and Amanda made sure we felt welcome! The jazz was fantatsic and exciting to watch. We were so touched to have a song dedicated to...More

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Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Concrete_City
Reviewed June 24, 2018

A fantastic evening of jazz. I would like to thank Amanda, your knowledge is second to none and we hit the jackpot with you being our tour guide for the night. The standard of the musicians was incredible. Thank you very much for your bubbly...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

It was my second time around with Amanda and she gets better by the day. We went on a very special jazz tour in Harlem and It was dreamy! I will take another tour with Big Apple Jazz tour, sure will!

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Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 21, 2018

Gordon is a great guide. He's knowledgeable not just about jazz, but about Harlem too. We went to clubs, heard different kinds of jazz and ended out night at the American Legion. The walk thru Harlem was a great way to learn about this part...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I did the Greenwich Village Jazz Tour with Amanda. It was really entertaining. We visited three venues all very lively and with excellent musicians. Amanda is a lovely person and a very knowledgeable guide - she had lots of information about the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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DJ_Traveller78
May 13, 2018|
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Sorry we missed this one. Generally speaking, with enough notice, we can do a tour any night for as many people as necessary. This is a tour company that thrives on flexibility and keeps our creative juices flowing... More
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February 9, 2018|
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Response from Amanda H | Property representative |
We do offer family friendly tours. Give Gordon a call and email and he will be happy to guide you. Thank you for your inquiry. Amanda! Harlem Jazz Tour Diva! Big Apple Jazz
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LarissaHerod
August 15, 2017|
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Response from Gordon P | Property representative |
Yes, to clarify, our tours run every night, and in NYC great jazz is being played all over town every night in scores of little, out-of-the-way clubs. If you are looking for something specific regarding jazz styles or club... More
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