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If you want to step back into a bygone era of the small, cozy elbow touching Harlem parlor, with live "in your face" outrageous jazz musicians, you must come to see Bill Saxton, international world class sax man and lead of the Harlem All Stars
Coming from the UK we wanted an authentic American jazz experience and this is certainly what we got.
There is nothing fake, commercial or pretentious about this place which is very hard to find as a tourist in NY.
The atmosphere, venue and of course...More
So, if you are from Europe and you want to really know how to play the sax, you need to see this guy live. He is a master of art. The band is changing but always high end.
The place is cool, cosy, friendly and...More
Hugely talented musicians, classical jazz tunes and some original work, extended and thrilling jamming - a loss if you miss this. In the 20s and 30s this was a speakeasy featuring among others Billie Holiday. Bill and his wife set up the club in 2004...More
Not sure what I expected from Bills, but the reality was far more than I dreamed. Bill's is an old speakeasy in Harlem where Billie Holliday was discovered back in the 1930's. Today you bring your own bottle and glasses. The venue has the appearance...More
This little jazz club has been around since the 20’s and that is what makes it such a unique experience. It is small so you have to reserve ahead of time to get one of the few seats. Bring your own drinks. The sound is...More
We really enjoyed this intimate setting, two rooms of the downstairs home of the owner. The jazz was great, best we heard in Harlem. No food is served. You can bring your own drinks. Bill Saxton is a great saxophonist. The night we went the...More
How often do you see a restaurant or bar that only has 4 and 5* reviews...?
I'd say never, so I agree with the previous comments made about Bill's Place here. This place is unique, enterprising, and provides the most wonderful night of intimate jazz...More
As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has played a vital role in the history of New York City. Today, the neighbourhood is as vibrant as ever as new businesses and developments go up next to local institutions. The heart of the neighbourhood is bustling 125th Street, where street vendors and historic landmarks like the Apollo Theater mingle with big-name stores. Turn down almost any corner, and
you’ll discover some of the most beautiful blocks in the city, filled with handsome brownstones, soul food restaurants, corner shops, and scenic parks. For a taste of a real New York neighbourhood, it’s hard to top a visit to Harlem.