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The Jazz Gallery

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1160 Broadway, 5th fl., New York, NY 1001 40.725462 -74.00725
nr. 27th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
646-494-3625 Send to Phone

Photo by Konstantin Sergeyev

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Official Website

jazzgallery.org

Hours

Thu-Sat, 7:30pm-midnight; Sun-Wed, by appointment

Nearby Subway Stops

N, R at 28th St.; 6 at 28th St.

Payment Methods

Cash Only

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At this nonprofit fifth-story performance space, the scene is all about the music, pure and simple. Distractions are kept to a minimum: There's no food and, except for a couple of self-service wine bottles, no bar. Rotating exhibits of jazz-themed art hang on the walls, and a dozen or so rows of black folding chairs go right up to the stage. The proximity offers an exceptional view of artists at work: faces numb with concentration, fingers scurrying up and down a tenor sax, a piano player humming softly as he plunks out a solo. Dedicated listeners have caught rising talents like saxophonist Miguel Zenon as well as contemporary stars, like drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts, and trumpeter Roy Hargrove—whose practice studio occupied the 1500-square-feet hall before The Jazz Gallery opened in 1995. On a packed night, the audience's dedication is palpable: Gripping solos are followed by a collective room-wide exhale.

Art Viewing

The Jazz Gallery is open by appointment.

 

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