Experience the jazz traditions and history of Harlem on a 3.5-hour afternoon tour of New York City. Stroll around 125th Street, Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard and 135th Street. Then, sit back and relax at a live, lunchtime jazz concert.
What to Expect
Discover the birthplace of jazz on a walking tour of Harlem, and experience the soulful sounds that the area has come to be known for.
Your guide will take you across 125th Street, before a lovely stroll along Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard. Then go into the 135th Street area, where many jazz legends of the past lived, played and partied.
The sounds of Duke Ellington, Lena Horne, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Miles Davis - to name just a few - live on in Harlem, and every Tuesday afternoon, the neighborhood hosts some of today’s most talented musicians in a musical tribute of epic proportions. Surround yourself in the cool vibrations of jazz at a concert that is pure nurture for the mind, body and soul.
The series is directed by Craig Harris, trombonist, composer, longtime Harlem resident, and a major figure in the Harlem jazz scene since 1976. He has performed with some of the genre's most important figures throughout the USA and abroad.
- Walking tour
- Jazz concert
Meet your guide at 2360, 8th Avenue (Frederick Douglass Boulevard), New York, NY 10027
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Know Before You Go
• The upcoming schedule of performers can be found at welcometoharlem.com
• If you don’t want to take the tour, you can still purchase a ticket for the jazz concert. There are two sets: 12:00-12:45 and 13:00-13:45