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The Village Vanguard

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West Village
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Address: 178 7th Ave S, New York City, NY 10014
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20:00 - 00:30
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Second time to visit the Vanguard

I brought my wife and son to the VV to hear the Vanguard Orch on Monday night. What a terrific band. Get your tickets early for the best seating. And sit up close to the band for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I brought my wife and son to the VV to hear the Vanguard Orch on Monday night. What a terrific band. Get your tickets early for the best seating. And sit up close to the band for the full experience !!!

Thank kwajazz
Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During a whirlwind 36 hour trip to NYC, we made the decision to go the Village Vanguard to hear Kenny Barron. My 17 year old daughter has always been a casual jazz fan, but this visit strengthened her interest and she "got" the live experience...that thrill of jazz in action. The weight of the history of the Vanguard is palpable.... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Long way to go to get the briefest of visits courtesy of the doorman who then sent us to Smalls where we could actually get in and have a drink.

Thank David B
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Totally worth the line! Hands down it was the best house band I have ever heard. We went to the late show and I can't come up with enough good things to say. Prices are great. One drink minimum with your $30 ticket. They don't serve food so you have to eat before hand but the band was so good... More 

Thank Kahlie S
Maribor, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The holly grail of Jazz. Place with soul and best jazz program. A must visit. I spent wounderful hours there with iconic Barry Harris trio playing smooth jazz rhythms...

Thank primozhoce
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

When you go to a lIve music venue you expect music with attitude. You do not expect service with attitude. On arrival the door staff were rude and treated me like I was an unwanted nuisance rather than a welcome customer. There is so much choice for live jazz in New York there is no need to go here again... More 

3 Thank Matt B
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

How do you rate such an iconic place? It is the quintessential jazz club, small- tiny in fact, we sat five feet from the band- intimate and in a funky basement. That we saw a modern jazz legend, Tom Harrell, made it even better Glitzy it is not, nor particularly comfortable or cheap - but hey! Some things must be... More 

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Katikati, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

This is one of those Jazz Clubs you read about. It's a basement facility, very crowded (try and get a bench seat against the wall rather than the table in the middle which are cramped). The show started at 2030 and the doors opened at 1930. There's a minimum drink per person and a red wine costs about $8. We... More 

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Colchester, Essex
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This is place has a wonderful history and is a great place for all jazz lovers of any age.. The Bill Charlap Trio provided us with an hour and a half of top class Jazz.

Thank Dave_Webb
Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Any Jazz lover should not miss the chance to visit the Village Vanguard. Caught the Bill Charlap Trio this week and the music, the setting, even the crowd of fellow jazz lovers made the whole concert an evening to remember!

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