Big Apple Jazz Tours

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Rating Summary:
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All 233 599 2 = 597 99% 4.8
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
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Harlem Juke Joint Tour 0 0% 0.0 Info & Tickets
Great Day In Harlem Jazz Tour 0 0% 0.0 Info & Tickets
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Rating: 5
Amazing Jazz tour
Thu, Jun 19, 14   6:30 PM azurezhan Female 20-29 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
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 trillogy Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
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 gottfriedan Male 70+ International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
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 angelbih Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
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 Piggy444 Unspecified 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
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
Rating: 5
The highlight of our trip to NYC
Fri, Nov 15, 13   6:30 PM gailwhite Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
My husband and I had the best time on the tour. Gordon took us to 3 small "gems" that we never would have found on our own. The music was fabulous! Gordon was a wealth of information, answering questions we had and filling in just the right amount of background for me. The emphasis is on being there and enjoying the music. What a great experience! This was the "real deal" and I loved every minute of it. I'd recommend it to any jazz lover and to anyone even a little interested in jazz. Fabulous!
Rating: 5
Fantastic - Best thing we did - Knowledgable host
Fri, Nov 8, 13   6:30 PM glynryland Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Met up in Mid Town (easy to find meeting point) and Gordon introduced the group to itself. He's a genial, well connected and very well informed guy who used to run his own jazz club in Harlem - just perfect in this role. We took the A Train (yes really!) up to Harlem - 125th St I think. Gordon picked three clubs, each with excellent and accessible bands playing. (Nothing too experimental or self-obsessed: it was all just great, enjoyable jazz, some based around standards and some not.). We got good recommendations about where to eat and where to drink. The Shrine served the best burger I have ever tasted in five visits to the US. After each set, the musicians were around - in every club they knew Gordon and you could share a drink with them if you wanted. At the end of the night Gordon either helped each guest to get a cab or, in the case of the last few of us, rode the subway home with us (or at least to within a couple of stops). As we walked from club to club, Gordon gave us some interesting background on what we were seeing - he's a jazz historian. If you like music but don't know Harlem, this tour will take you to places you would not otherwise find (and maybe would not have felt confident about going to). You'll have a great night and you'll want to go back there independently or with friends.
Rating: 4
Great access to real jazz
Thu, Nov 7, 13   6:30 PM KathieThomas Unspecified 60-69 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Excellent commentary about the history of jazz in Harlem and fun to see the relevant places.Very good cross section of types of jazz and venues presented. Felt we stayed too long at the second venue and the director wasn't around for a while to let him know we were ready to move on. The reason may have been to ensure we arrived late enough to see the best of the next place and the impromptu drop in of several of the performers.

The director Gord was really willing to share tips on other places. A very informed and entertaining evening!
Rating: 5
A must-do for an NYC tourist.
Fri, Nov 1, 13   6:30 PM Mysticdevo Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Individual
Anyone with an interest in music and history will enjoy Gorden's tours. He has a wealth of knowledge and is a charming host, and the experience is as-advertised, great value, and an excellent all rlound experience. Sign up now!
Rating: 5
interesting clubs, off the beaten track
Fri, Nov 1, 13   6:30 PM MADouglas55 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Gordon is a very likable host who really wants you to have a good time. He puts in a lot of details into his tours, describing the neighborhood as he goes. Tour went smoothly, no problems. He even went beyond the time allotment to include the last club he had promised - a man of his word.
Rating: 5
Great tour, excellent guide!
Sun, Oct 27, 13   6:30 PM KarenNYC Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Crisp Sunday night in Harlem, couple of good clubs, perhaps not the best music since it's Sunday with one major exception: the American Legion Hall! Unbelievable music, atmosphere and food, cheap drinks! The highlight of our trip to NY this time.
Rating: 5
Thoroughly enjoyable tour of Harlem Juke Joints
Thu, Oct 24, 13   6:30 PM EricAdams Male 60-69 International Tourist(s) Other
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Juke Joints of Harlem. Gordon provided a very informed perspective of many of the historical jazz locales and personalities. Additionally, he gave us additional tips and names of clubs that we might want to visit during our stay (we did follow up on one recommendation and it was great). Our group of 4 would certainly take another tour with Gordon -- friendly, congenial, knowledgeable; and he made sure we knew our way back to where we were staying while in NYC. We highly recommend a Tour of the Juke Joints of Harlem!
Rating: 5
A great night in Harlem. Friendly and Surprising
Fri, Oct 18, 13   6:30 PM carinam Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Other
Gordon is a great guide, clear, calm and very trustworthy. He knows Harlem, and he knows where the good jazz is.

We visit as he promised, 3 pubs, with different styles. In each of them we had the opportunity to listen great musicians and to experiment the really jazz. We had also the opportunity to talk with the musicians and with the people.

The tour was complete, and also flexible. We stayed a little more than four hours.

A great experience, I recommend it.
Rating: 4
Enjoyable evening
Fri, Oct 18, 13   6:30 PM emactavish Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Gordon is a great host. Music was great. I would visit all three venues again.
Rating: 4
A Night to Remember!
Thu, Oct 17, 13   6:30 PM LORAYFREEMAN Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Went to great places that you would never have found by yourself and also learnt a lot of history about the area and the history of Jazz. The first joint we visited was not necessarily our taste in jazz but we appreciated that talent. Second joint was very good and loved the 'drop in' factor of the artists and the final joint was unbelievable...extremely talented artists who made it all seem so easy AND they thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Then there was the other patrons who were equally as talented! So glad we did this tour.