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Harlem Jazz Tours in New York City

Harlem Jazz Tours in New York City

The roots of jazz run deep in Harlem, a historically black Manhattan neighborhood that has played host to musical greats like Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, and Dizzy Gillespie, among others. Here are some ways to explore Harlem's jazz scene.

  • Take a jazz tour to discover Harlem hot spots of the past and present, including Minton's Playhouse, the Cotton Club, the Apollo Theater, and the Savoy Ballroom.

  • Put Harlem's jazz scene into context on a culture-themed walking tour exploring the Harlem Renaissance and the Civil Rights Movement.

  • Combine great music and delicious food on an excursion offering a family-style, soul-food dinner followed by a live jazz performance.

  • Retrace the history of legendary artists such as Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Duke Ellington and learn about their influence on New York City jazz culture.

  • Get a glimpse of Harlem's present-day arts scene with an intimate jazz performance held inside a historic neighborhood brownstone.

  • Learn about African American musical heritage beyond jazz during a gospel-themed visit to a Harlem church.

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Private Harlem Soul Food and Jazz Evening Tour

Private Harlem Soul Food and Jazz Evening Tour

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Delve into the musical legacy of Harlem with an exclusive insider’s jazz tour plus a live show at one of the neighborhood’s iconic venues. See Harlem landmarks like the Apollo Theater and Savoy Ballroom, and savor a preshow meal of soul food at Sylvia’s restaurant. After dinner, head to one of Harlem’s hottest nightspots for a live show featuring a 1920s swing ensemble or a modern rhythm and blues or jazz act.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$627.00
Price varies by group size
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$627.00
Price varies by group size

Evening Harlem Jazz Tour

Evening Harlem Jazz Tour

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Watch Harlem come alive after dark with a 3.5-hour evening tour to historic churches, landmarks and one of the neighborhood’s best jazz spots. Walk with your guide along vibrant Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard, and learn about the cultural heritage of Harlem’s night clubs and gospel churches. Spot some of New York City’s distinctive brownstone architecture as you walk, then finish your evening at a live jazz club, where some of today’s best artists play tunes by Harlem’s music greats.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$65.32
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$65.32

Central Harlem African-American Culture Walking Tour
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Central Harlem African-American Culture Walking Tour

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Harlem has long been an important center of African-American culture and history, as well as the heart of New York's Jazz scene. On this walking tour, dive into Harlem's rich heritage as you explore the area with a local guide. Admire the district's elegant brownstones, visit a local market in Little Senegal, and see landmarks such as Apollo Theater, Speaker’s Corner, and Hotel Theresa.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00
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$30.00

Half-Day Harlem Gospel Experience Walking Tour

Half-Day Harlem Gospel Experience Walking Tour

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Harlem is an important center of African-American culture and the district's gospel choirs are legendary. On this walking tour, explore the New York City neighborhood like a local; follow in the footsteps of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X; and stop at the famous Apollo Theater, where some of America’s most iconic artists ignited the Harlem renaissance. End the morning attending a traditional gospel choir performance at a local church.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.00
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$48.00