Our guide was a wonderful, warm woman who was very professional. She made sure each of us were happy, where we wanted to be and knew when we could get food, drink or just listen to the music.
The two locations she took us to were very local and were places we were unlikely to have stumbled across. The first place was great and we really enjoyed it but as we started the evening at 6pm in summer it was still full daylight and felt like a Sunday afternoon jazz bar.
The second place was busy and really pumping. We saw about 5 people sit in and apparently there were many more lined up. With the diversity of talent and the ability to play of each other the energy kept getting higher. Was sad to leave, and in all honesty we could of stayed, but we all (there were only 3 in the group) had early morning commitments.
In between the clubs we got some fantastic oral history of Harlem and the local music, theatre and civil rights scene along with a concise history of the churches we passed. They all seemed to be very intertwined.
Highly recommend this evening and apparently the Thursday evening is different again so worth doing both