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“Too Cool”

The Village Vanguard
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$50.00*
and up
Greenwich Village Walking Tour with Food Tasting
Ranked #14 of 873 Nightlife in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 17, 2014

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

Thank deb075
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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 - the venues choice not ours - despite there being plenty of room towards the back. For this we were charged $30 EACH for 1hr 15 min performance. Then charged a further $30 for two cokes and two small beers. Only got served the once so had to make the beer last. If you want to visit a Jazz club in New York there are many more charging similar prices for a better venue and experience. My mistake for choosing this one.

Thank NottsWanderer
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Reviewed April 2, 2014

This was a jazz lover's dream come true! The Vanguard is an intimate venue of legendary importance. True jazz greats play here and have played here for many years. Tables and chairs are close together, the stage is low and close to the audience so you can really communicate with the musicians. It was a very special experience and the jazz (the Heath brothers) was incredible. Loved it and will be back next time we are in New York.

Thank Deborah V
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Reviewed April 2, 2014

There is no better place for jazz than the Village Vanguard. My wife and I always visit when we arein New York. It draws the top talent. It is small enough to easily hear and see the best jazz artisist in the world. In February we saw branford Marsallis perform with his band. They were fantastic.

Thank SoonerSteve
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

best place, cold door man but perfect for the awkward sit the place finds itself, so many legends have played this place over 70 years. The guys serving cocktails are nice and quick considering the tight quarters. Fare drink prices too(min 1 drink per guest) Its intimate and artists bring their A game when they hit here and play for the crowds. Best sound I ever heard in a venue, wish I lived around the corner.

Thank Buddy J
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