It’s commonly said that you haven’t truly listened to jazz until you’ve listened to it performed live. Jazz is, by its very nature, improvisational. That means that no two performances are ever the same. The musicians take their cues from each other, from the energy in the room, and straight from their musical souls to fuel their interpretation of the music.
The good news for jazz connoisseurs and newbies alike is that there are plenty of places to find live jazz in NYC. Top of any list is Arthur’s Tavern, one of the oldest jazz bars in the city. Just about every night of the week, you’ll find virtuosos from across the jazz spectrum taking our stage in style. As the new year begins, let’s wander through our calendar of upcoming performances to highlight some jazz evenings you won’t want to miss.