Top Choice Jazz in Harlem & Upper Manhattan

Marjorie Eliot’s Parlor Jazz

Each Sunday the charming Ms Eliot provides one of New York’s most magical experiences: free, intimate jazz jams in her own apartment. Dedicated to her two deceased sons, the informal concerts feature a revolving lin…
Cinema in Harlem & Upper Manhattan

Maysles Documentary Center

This small, not-for-profit cinema founded by the late director Albert Maysles (of Grey Gardens fame) shows documentary and other independent films – particularly some excellent works coming out of Africa. Check the …
Jazz in Harlem & Upper Manhattan


Birthplace of bebop, this Harlem jazz-and-dinner club is a formal spot for catching live music. Everyone from Dizzy Gillespie to Louis Armstrong has jammed here, and dinner (mains $22 to $42) in its tinted-mirror-li…