Harlem - the birthplace of jazz. Each year thousands of visitors and tourists come from all over seeking clubs and performers to experience and hear the soulful music that Harlem has come to be known for. When the lights go down the soulful immortal sounds and rhythms of Duke Ellington, Lena Horne, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis (to name a few) can still be heard throughout the city as performers help their voices live on!
What better way to end an evening than in Harlem with some sightseeing and live jazz. Yes, our Evening Jammin Jazz Tour is just what you need. Enjoy a tour across 125th Street, then a lovely stroll along Adam Clayton Blvd., up to St. Nicholas Historical District, "Striver's Row" then across 135th Street to Astor Row Historical District and finish at a stop in Harlem known for some of the best live jazz. During the tour you will see historical churches and famous night clubs of the past. A glimpse at some of the most beautiful homes that Harlem has to offer and other historical places of interest. Food and drinks are available for purchase as the jazz location. So come hungry for some history, jazz and food. This will be a night that you won't forget.
You’ll consider the occasion as one of your great nights out, so take the A train to 125th Street and get the party started.
Please Note: Tours do not operate on the following dates:
Tours departs from 2360 8th Avenue (Frederick Douglass Blvd.) Between 126th & 127th Street. A, B, C, or D, to 125th Street, exit near intersection of W 125th St and St Nicholas Ave., walk east one block on 125th street to 8th Avenue (Frederick Douglass Blvd.), turn left and walk to 126th & 127th Streets. You will see the sign for Welcome to Harlem. 2 or 3 trains to 125th Street, exit on the left side of the station and walk west two blocks to 8th Avenue (Frederick Douglass Blvd.), turn right and walk to 126th & 127th Streets. You will see the sign for Welcome to Harlem.
This tour must be booked at least 48 hours in advance
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Posted by Jeanne L. on 15th Oct 2013
Tour guide very personable and knowledgable! Fun night!
Posted by Helene and George L. on 14th Jul 2013
We took the Jammin Jazz Tour through Welcome to Harlem. It was an enjoyable, great tour. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and efficient. He told us the history of the buildings and of the area, then we spent about an hour listening to some jazz. I look forward to new tours.
Posted by Gab A. on 14th Jul 2013
Our Jazz Walking Tour of Harlem began about 20 minutes late because my walking compatriot and I were late showing up. The staff waited for us, however, and began the walking tour immediately. Our guide, Cheryl, was incredibly knowledgeable of Harlem and its history and was able to answer questions unrelated to this particular tour. In addition to focusing on the history of Harlem, Cheryl also gave an overview of the social aspects of living in Harlem. I found this to be incredibly informative and it was wonderful to know that I was supporting a local, minority-owned and run business.
Posted by Ulrike C. on 14th Jul 2013
The Harlem Jazz tour on the Sunday night does exactly what it said.....a walk round the block near 125 St and a couple of jazz clubs. They are very busy and having stopped at the shrine we were a bit late to get a table for the 398 and had to stand for a while which wasn't a problem but it's a small place and I did feel I was under the waiters feet. Our guide Sheryl was great and very knowledgeable.
Posted by Barbara S. on 14th Jul 2013
This time we chose the Sunday Jammin Jazz Tour. It started with a short tour in Harlem and then we went to a private club. We had an evening with real great authentic Jazz Music.
Posted by Yvonne t. on 14th Jul 2013
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and the tour was very relaxed and informative. I lived in New York for years and learned so much during this tour that I had no clue about. The Jazz spot we stopped at had good food and music! I would definitely do one of their tours again.
Posted by Chylene K. on 13th Jul 2013
My buddy and I were the only ones on our Sunday evening walking tour of Harlem. We enjoyed hearing the history of the area from a Harlem "native" who was obviously very knowledgeable and passionate about her neighborhood. Our absolutely FAVORITE part of the evening though, was finishing it off at one of the local Jazz Club's run by the American Legion Post. We ate great southern cooking for $10 plate and listened to some amazing jazz by Seleno Clarke & the Harlem Groove Jazz Band for a couple of hours! We definitely plan on heading back there the next time we are in the City! :-)
Posted by Chylene Kelley' on 15th Aug 2012
My buddy and I were the only ones on our Sunday evening walking tour of Harlem. We enjoyed hearing the history of the area from a Harlem "native" who was obviously very knowledgeable and passionate about her neighborhood.
Our absolutely FAVORITE part of the evening though, was finishing it off at one of the local Jazz Club's run by the American Legion Post.
We ate great southern cooking for plate and listened to some amazing jazz by Seleno Clarke & the Harlem Groove Jazz Band for a couple of hours!
We definitely plan on heading back there the next time we are in the City! :-)