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“The place to go for jazz” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Village Vanguard

The Village Vanguard
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$50.00*
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Greenwich Village Walking Tour with Food Tasting
Ranked #20 of 859 Nightlife in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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“The place to go for jazz”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012

This is a must visit for all jazz lovers if you visit New York. It is a small club which does not serve food as many others do athough it is certainly the most authentic. Left in almost its original glory, the Vanguard has hosted some of the biggest names in Jazz. It even has a slight musky smell which is not unpleasant at all and just adds to the sophisticated atmosphere.

Visited August 2012
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Park City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great jazz venue...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012

We had the privilege of visiting the Village Vanguard. The jazz venue is small and intimate and a great place to experience live jazz music in the village.

Visited August 2012
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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Never miss it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2012

I make reservations at the Vanguard every time I'm in New York and I've never been disappointed. Last week we saw the Barry Harris Trio and were blown away by the performance of this 80-something pianist. What a guy! What talent and energy and enthusiasm! There is no such thing as a mediocre show at teh Vanguard.

Visited July 2012
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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Unforgettable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

Me and my wife went to see Kenny Barron quintet last friday, at the 9 pm venue. It is dark, no food, just some few options of drinks, we were packed like sardines and as we stayed far from the stage near the bar it was hard to see the musicians playing. But, if you love music, go there ! History, ghosts of so many important musicians who played there, you can feel how it was when they did it in past. Incredible acoustics, very nice and interesting. Unforgettable experience. Would certainly come back again.

Visited July 2012
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NY, NY
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“Great Jazz !!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2012

Come to this place ONLY if you love Jazz,
but if you love Jazz, this is heaven.

This basement classical jazz club, has all the hottest names in jazz appearing in it.

Usually there is a performance that runs Tues-Sunday twice a night.
Cover is usually $25 with an additional required drink.

Visited June 2012
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