The jazz clubs of New York City have long been the proving grounds for musicians who want to make it big – ever since the Roaring 20s. This was the era when some of the top musicians in Chicago moved to New York. During this time in Harlem a new subculture of nightclubs among the black community was booming.
Watching jazz is, quite frankly, one of the only experiences that can instantly transport you to another world – from the music, to the ambience of the venue in which it is being played. With world famous names having played – and still playing – in New York, the jazz lover has no shortage of places to go to get a slice of ‘the real stuff’, as Louis Armstrong might say.