- The Jazz Gallery
Salt Space, 1160 Broadway, nr. 27th St., fifth fl.; 212-242-1063
Catch a musician here and chances are you’ll start seeing him everywhere—headlining the Village Vanguard like pianist David Virelles or winning a MacArthur grant like saxophonist Miguel Zenon. Forced out of its longtime Soho address, the nonprofit moved to the Flatiron district in December; its new digs—an airy white box located on the fifth floor of a nondescript office building—couldn’t be a better fit for the high-caliber shows programmed by director Rio Sakairi. And that’s to say nothing of the jazz, which embodies a wide stylistic range while always delivering the genre’s signature element of surprise.
Best Jazz Den
From the 2013 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).