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Big Apple Jazz Tours

Closed Now: 8:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
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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...more
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Hours Today: 8:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
New York City, NY 10019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We scheduled the Harlem Juke Joint tour with Amanda and it turned out to be one the highlights of our NYC trip! Amanda is so welcoming, friendly, and so full of energy! We started tour at the meeting location and then headed over to the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank space-traveler-hou
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went Solo and had a great time. Gordon was very hospitable and friendly and the Jazz musicians will welcome you into their families! The music was great and also company! Highly reccommended,

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jacqui N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for the tour yesterday evening the Jazz was great, tour exciting and authentic, Great company supported by your enthusiasm and encyclopaedic knowledge of Jazz in general and Jazz in New York. Both sets were amazing, different in narrative style and seeing the Apollo...More

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Date of experience: January 2019
Thank G7560AGjohnp
Reviewed January 11, 2019 via mobile

This is probably the best tour I've ever been on. It is so much better than described. We did the Harlem Jazz Crawl on a Thursday with Gordon. Gordon is passionate about what he does and that reflects on his tours. We saw great bands,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 316kathyg
Reviewed January 10, 2019

Really enjoyed the first club where we got genuine and emotional jazz and blues. Well done. Second site interesting.

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Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Urs2014
Reviewed January 10, 2019

Even before we landed in NY, Gordon took care of us via email to suggest which day is good to join the tour especially when lots of musicians were away during holiday season. And on the day of the tour, lovely guide Amanda took us...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 9, 2019 via mobile

Where to start. Was with Dad who was 80 recently and knows his Jazz and Blues. He played Ragtime and saw Basie, Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald live. Met at Silvana's and briefly saw a young band who are still developing their own style and have...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SimonandHannahUK
Reviewed January 2, 2019

Amanda IS jazz, Amanda IS soul, Amanda IS laughter! You will not get disappointed. She'll lead you to amazing hidden jewels all with her monumental charm and love. You'll have the feeling that she's one of those loving aunties that pampers you to your deepest...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Catalina V
Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

We had a wonderful time on our jazz tour! Amanda, our tour guide, was the best! She was so much fun and very knowledgeable about the jazz scene in Harlem. She also gave us a lot of history as we walked from club to club!...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Michael R
Reviewed December 28, 2018

My family and I had such a great time with Gordon as our guide! We even ran into Amanda's group while out and about and she was absolutely lovely. If you really want to experience Harlem Jazz, then you definitely want to take a Big...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Gordon P, Owner at Big Apple Jazz Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2018

It was wonderful spending quality time with you and your fantastically talented family. I hope we can all meet up again sometime soon for a reunion. The very best from both Amanda and I for a happy and healthy New Year. Peace, Gordon

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This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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May 13, 2018|
Response from Gordon P | Property representative |
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
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
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