- Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
- Led by a local guide
- Free drinks included
- Dinner included
Drive past the site of the original Cotton Club, where Duke Ellington and Lena Horne spent hours wowing crowds from around the world. See the Savoy Ballroom where Benny Goodman and Chick Webb fought it out during their ‘battle of the bands,’ and where the Charleston, lindy hop and the Big Apple dances were firmly cemented into American culture.
Snap a photo of Harlem’s world-famous Apollo Theater, where numerous artists such as James Brown performed, and imagine the era when Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald won the popular ‘amateur night.’ Pass by Minton's Playhouse, where bebop was born, and where Charlie Parker, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk started the tradition of jam sessions.
After your tour of Harlem, you’re treated to a traditional, family-style dinner at Sylvia's ‘Queen of Soul Food’ restaurant. Enjoy traditional African-American cuisine inspired by dishes that originated in the southern US, such as spicy ribs, collard greens, fried fish and fried chicken, cornbread, and a few side dishes like black-eyed peas, okra, or macaroni and cheese.
Following dinner, your guide accompanies you to a local Harlem jazz club, where two complimentary drinks are included and the music is red hot. On Mondays, head to Harlem's renovated Cotton Club, where you can sway to the beat of a local, twelve-piece swing band (dance lesson included). Soak up the lively atmosphere at an alternate venue while enjoying the sounds of a jazz or rhythm & blues band.
Your nightlife experience ends with drop-off near Times Square at midnight.
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Evening Jazz Tour
Tour of Harlem including jazz show and soul food dinner departing at 7pm
USD $175.00Pricing details
Cotton Club, Harlem
- Harlem tour
- Jazz show
- Family style soul food dinner
- Two complimentary drinks at the club
- Subway ticket to Harlem on the A train and return to midtown by minivan
- Gratuities (optional)
- Drinks (during dinner)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- A small amount of walking is involved
- Adult pricing applies to all travelers
- Minimum drinking age is 21 years
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Jane E, January 2017
Excellent evening! Great host great food and even better jazz! Excellent night out!
Reviewed by: Philip A, October 2015
Exelent Good music,Good Food,Great Peggy!