Big Apple Jazz Tours

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Big Apple Jazz is the only tour company of its kind in New York City with a passion for seeking out the authentic hidden jazz haunts of Harlem & The Village.

From 2012 - 2014 Big Apple Jazz Tours has been awarded the coveted TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

Gordon Polatnick founded this company in 1997 after a lifetime of adventurous world travel, and work as a tour guide throughout the Americas.

His experiences include owning Harlem's first jazz day club, EZ's Woodshed; producing the Underground Big Apple Jazz Festival; managing jazz piano master, Jean-Michel Pilc; writing and photographing for jazz magazines; and walking across the USA for peace.

Big Apple Jazz Tours welcomes individual jazz fans as well as corporate and school groups wishing to get off-the-beaten-path and down into the alley ways and basements where jazz music got started and still thrives. Our tours always include thrilling live jazz and fascinating sightseeing.

"This tour, hosted by New York jazz expert Gordon Polatnick, is the real deal for jazz buffs." ~ Brian Silverman, Frommer's New York City 2013 & New York City For Dummies

"I'm not certain what makes this tour so memorable - whether it's Gordon's relaxed, friendly and knowledgable manner as a tour leader or whether it's because the experience takes you to places you would not contemplate negotiating yourself...Whatever, it's a professionally organised tour that enables you to experience Harlem's jazz and culture first hand ." ~N. Brown, Australia
233 Reviews Rating: 5 5 out of 5.0
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
  Date Attended Gender Age Where From Group Type
Rating: 5
Amazing Jazz tour
Thu, Jun 19, 14  6:30 PM Female 20-29 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Attended: Harlem Juke Joint Tour
The trip is extremely interesting and fun. We visited three bars and one public orchestra performance. The music is great and drinks are nice. We didn't feel unsafe as someone may wonder. Highly recommend, particularly to international visitors, to have a taste of American Jazz culture.
Rating: 5
Great Time
Wed, May 7, 14  6:30 PM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Attended: Harlem Juke Joint Tour
harlem jazz tour was really great. Gordon went to a lot of trouble to make sure that me and my friend had a good experience. It was just what I had expected. i would recommend this jazz tour to everyone... Had a good mix of different venues.....Thanks Gordon!
Rating: 4
A pleasant relaxed tour of 2 Jazz joints in Harlem
Wed, Jan 1, 14  6:30 PM Male 70+ International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Attended: Harlem Juke Joint Tour
We enjoyed the January 1 2014 tour that went on in the midst of the Hercules Storm. In spite of the freezing temparatures and the fact that many of the Jazz places in Harlem were closed due to the Holiday,

Gordon Polatnick' s resourcefulness and ample knowledge, made it work and we spent a wonderfull night. The tour is hijgly recommanded!
Rating: 5
Great experience
Fri, Dec 27, 13  6:30 PM Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Attended: Harlem Juke Joint Tour
This tour is a must for any jazz enthusiast. Little bit of walking, little bit of history and whole lot of live jazz, Gordon is the master. Harlemis fantastic and this is really one of the ways to discover it.
Rating: 5
Sun, Nov 24, 13  6:30 PM Unspecified 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Attended: Harlem Juke Joint Tour
We had a brilliant night out this week with Gordon on the Harlem Jazz Tour. We all agree that it's a night we will never forget and it made our visit to New York even more memorable than we had anticipated. Would recommend it to anyone. Thanks Gordon