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best places to listen and play music in NY?!
Posted June 23rd, 2011 - 5:52 am by from Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina (Permalink)
Hi! im argentinian musician and will be in NY from the 5th till the 17th of july,(afterwards going to miami, and chicago) i wanted to ask for good places to go to listen live music and places to play (jams) i would prefer jazz and latin jazz , but any other kind of music is welcome! ive heard that in the bronx there are spontaneous jams in the middle of the street..somebody know about this?? thanks! and looking foward to meet musicians in NY!

Posted June 24th, 2011 - 4:32 pm by from New York, United States (Permalink)

BB Kings are SOB's are the first things that come to mind for Latin jazz and Latin in general, but for jazz in general Iridium and Cornelia St Cafe are two of my favorites, The Stone is good if you want more avant-garde stuff (although it can be a bit hot and stuffy in the summer), and Blue Note is a classic (a bit pricey sometimes though). There are many more of course, but those are the ones I've gotten to this past year.
I don't know about those spontaneous Bronx jams but if you find out more I want to hear about it!

Really the best advice I can give you would be if you're free between 11pm-1am NY time on a Wednesday night, call in to WKCR (radio station) at 212-854-9920 and ask Jassvan what he recommends. (I program with him in the Latin department- he has good connections and sometimes good hookups to tickets as well.)

Good luck!


Posted June 26th, 2011 - 9:45 pm by from Canegrate, Italy (Permalink)
Hi ùdiago, i'm Alberto , an Italian guitar player, i'm gonn abe in new York on the 8th July until the 15th .
There's some good music around, and I have a list of good place to go , if you'd like we can hang aorund one night and check out osme of them . just contact me eveno on my mail ,it's faster : albylizhard@yahoo.it

This is for sure an event i'm going to see , check this out :
55 Christopher in Greenwich Village

Jim Campilongo is a great jazz/country guitar player . Don't miss it .

Cheers, Alberto

Posted June 26th, 2011 - 9:46 pm by from Canegrate, Italy (Permalink)
Perdon my spelling....the connection time was about to end :-)