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Big Apple Jazz Tours

Open Now: 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
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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 am - 11:59 pm
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
New York City, NY 10019
+1 917-863-7854
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amanda was marvelous!! She made us feel welcome and showed us one of the most amazing times we could have had!! She made it special by celebrating our birthday, She knew everyone and gave us special gifts to celebrate our occasions. The music was outstanding....More

Thank Kelly J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this tour to have a good introduction into Harlem Jazz scene. We were a small party of 4 people (3 of us plus another visitor), and Gordon was a good and knowledgeable tour guide. He took us to two completely different venues, one...More

Thank b_and_m_France
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We appreciated the quality of the music (players and singers as well) and Amanda’s work in helping everybody to feel comfortabile. She seems to know everybody in Harlem and she made any effort to introduce ourselves and to let us feel part of the group.

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Thank G3blues
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This jazz tour was awesome! A little pricey considering dinner was extra, but it was something I proberly would never do on my own, and the music was phenomenal, I especially loved the Paris blues club,and have the shirt to prove it!!

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2  Thank b0giewan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a few days in New York City as a family. I hoped to suggest to my kids that music goes wider than rap and booked Big Apple Jazz and Amanda Humes for a private tour. I did my homework and I am sure...More

1  Thank StanWeise
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even if you don't like jazz, booking this tour is a no-brainer. Personal, thoughtful, and exciting, Big Apple Jazz knows the ropes when it comes to showing you the music, the history, the iconic legend of Harlem Jazz.

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Thank DarrylPurpose
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I thought it was fabulous I had a great time! Amanda was very funny and nice, she gave lots of knowledge on jazz and kept it entertaining. Would for sure reccomnd to a friend or family member.

Thank claudia c
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Tour was excellent. Amanda obviously loves her job and her enthusiasm is unsurpassed. She introduced us to the history and current status of jazz in the village while exposing us to some of the best music in the area. She made each member of our...More

1  Thank B A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very disappointing. Tour was not what was advertised. Only visited two venues (entertainment at the venues was great) and spend most of the time in a park, listening to tour guide speaking about jazz. Tour guide was rude at one point and used foul language...More

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1  Thank rgarrick2018
Gordon P, Owner at Big Apple Jazz Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We take your reviews very seriously and sincerely apologize for any off color remarks that were inappropriate in the company of your teen. Like jazz, the tour guide patter is improvised and mature content sometimes slips out accidentally! We do encourage our guides to discuss...More

Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

A night to remember This tour was a real highlight of my stay in New York. Amanda, our tour guide, was great fun and also an excellent singer -to our surprise and delight, she sang with one of the jazz trios we visited. My husband...More

1  Thank tjwillis
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14 May 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
David G
10 February 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
16 August 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