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The Village Vanguard

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West Village
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Address: 178 7th Ave S, New York City, NY 10014-2740
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20:00 - 00:30
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So glad it was recommended!

As others have said, this is they way jazz is meant to be experienced. The setting is intimate and the servers have a good system of quickly getting both the drinks and the bill... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As others have said, this is they way jazz is meant to be experienced. The setting is intimate and the servers have a good system of quickly getting both the drinks and the bill in a timely manner. A group of us saw the Christian McBride Quartet when in NYC for a conference. The music and energy were both inspiring.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like jazz, you can't miss a visit to the Village Vanguard while you're in New York City. The later shows (doors around 10 for a 10:30pm start) seem to sell out less. Best to call ahead and leave your names. Once inside, you have to buy at least one drink each. It's a small venue, and tables are... More 

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Ellesmere, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As with all the best jazz clubs this place is small and frequented by people who like good music. Reserved tickets online prior to event, Straight in off street, performance started on time. Monday nights are reserved for the resident Village Vanguard Orchestra and they are superb! Love the banter between songs. Very tight for space, everyone jammed in but... More 

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Virginia Beach, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One thing I have found out over the last few years is that tourist do not see the great things and have the great experiences when they visit New York City. And, like walking over the Brooklyn Bridge, going to a jazz club, particularly the Village Vanguard is a particularly special experience. For NY it is very inexpensive. Get tickets... More 

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albany, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a jazz fan, I enjoyed hearing a great group perform in a legendary setting to an appreciative audience. It is priced fairly.

1 Thank Mark B
Newark, New Jersey
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Never going back again, never recommending it to anyone. Brutish, no thuggish, behavior at the door.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

I've been to a million concerts and this place was boring. We sat in the back and were forced to sit like we were in church! Lighten up!! Go see a concert at the Beacon and have some fun!

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Warwick, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

At a time when part of our culture has shifted from the authentic to the superficial, The Village Vanguard remains the ideal jazz club environment. Reasonably priced, great sound and a integral part of jazz history. As a New Yorker and a jazz fan, it's been my primary spot for great music for over 40 years.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Been there many times, alone and with friends. Always a great musical evening. One of the best places in NY for live jazz while you enjoy a beer or a scotch. It doesn't matter whether you seat right in front or in the back, there are no bad seats. Long live the Vanguard.

1 Thank Jordi F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I brought my wife and son to the VV to hear the Vanguard Orch on Monday night. What a terrific band. Get your tickets early for the best seating. And sit up close to the band for the full experience !!!

1 Thank kwajazz

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