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Harlem Juke Joint Tour

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    Big Apple Jazz Tours

  • Locations

    New York City, New York, United States

  • Price
    $99 USD per trip
  • Duration

    4-5 Hours

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Tour operates on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday

  • Starting Location

    The tour begins and ends at Columbus Circle.

  • Price Includes

    Expert tour guide service for 4-5 hours; plus 3 sets of live music and all transportation. There will be opportunities to eat and drink, but food and beverages are not included in the tour price.

  • Notes

    This is a subway/taxi/walking tour that is limited to the first 8 people to sign up. Best ages are 18 and over. And if you are a jazz musician or vocalist, you will get a chance to join the jam.


  • Enjoy a great night out on the town with someone who is part of the mix. Hear jazz up close and personal in 3 very different hidden jazz haunts.
  • Get the authentic feel for the neighborhood with a local guide who is part of the scene and can introduce you to it like a personal friend would.
  • Hear vocalists in the Billie Holiday and Dinah Washington tradition, and soloists in the Sonny Rollins and Dizzy Gillespie tradition.
  • Hangout at neighborhood spots that are so hidden, even some neighbors haven’t spotted them yet. We welcome you to join the jam yourself if you play.
  • Enjoy great bits of jazz history in the warmest, most inviting neighborhood in NYC. There is no place like Harlem, and no better way to experience it.

Trip Info

If you’ve ever been curious about what’s really going on in Harlem after dark, this is the tour for you! Your jazz guide will introduce you to the wildest and most intimate hidden juke joints in Harlem and share the insider’s view with you. You’ll hang out at at least two live music venues and enjoy hours of swinging live jazz and toe-tapping.

Your adventure awaits!

Big Apple Jazz Tours

In business for almost 20 years, Big Apple Jazz Tours boasts Certificates of Excellence from TripAdvisor for our unique music tours through New York and Harlem's underground jazz scenes. We visit three clubs a night to hear a variety of jazz and blues styles in historic neighborhood clubs that would be impossible to find on your own. Big Apple Jazz offers private tours, student tours and nightly public jazz crawls for intimate touring with the best guides around.


  1. 5 out of 5


    With consecutive Certificates of Excellence from TripAdvisor and a 97% approval rating, this is the most impressive and intimate tour you can join in New York City – and costs much less than a Broadway show. Big Apple Jazz Tours which runs the popular Harlem Juke Joint Tour has been in business for almost 20 years, so you can travel to Harlem with confidence alongside a guide who is known and respected in the community.

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