Jazz is the soundtrack of New York City. If you have walk around Central Park on autumn, while listening to jazz music, you will feel like on a Woody Allen film.
By the way, you should not set foot in New York without seeing Annie Hall or Manhattan, masterpieces of Woody Allen. Both are a good introduction to the romanticism created around this city through the world of cinemas.
Beginning in the 1920s and 1930s with the voices of Duke Ellington, Jimmie Lunceford and Louis Armstrong, the Big Apple soon earned its status as a jazz Mecca.
It’s easy to fill a travel itinerary with an iconic venue for each night in the city and each one with its own soul. If you want to enjoy a good band with a beautiful view of the city and Central Park, the best option is Dizzy’s Club. Located on the 59th in Columbus Circle, this bar is one of the most amazing jazz clubs in New York.
On the other hand, if you prefer a more secluded environment, a good option is Smalls Jazz Club. It earned a reputation in the 1990s as a «hotbed for New York’s jazz talent» with a «well-deserved reputation as one of the best places in the city to see rising talent in the New York jazz scene. The club’s main room is in a basement with a reduced capacity. If you get to be close to the stage, you will fell as one of the jazz members. The intensity in the front rows is amazing and it is a once in a lifetime experience.
Another old acquaintance of the city is the Birdland Jazz Club. Located on the 44th between the 8th and 9th, sometimes it is easier to get a ticket without reservation. A very nice option if you are looking for a cocktail on a bar with good quality jazz.
And last but not least, if you don’t mind spending a couple of hundreds on a ticket, you can also see Woody Allen live at the Carlyle. He has always said that he is nothing more than a simple jazz fan, but well, he also says in his memoirs that he is not such a good humorist or filmmaker, so it might be a good option to check if it is worth it.