Top choice jazz in Midtown

This bird's got a slick look, not to mention the legend – its name dates from bebop legend Charlie Parker (aka ‘Bird’), who headlined at the previous location on 52nd St, along with Miles, Monk and just about everyone else (you can see their photos on the walls). The 44th St club is intimate; come for the electrifying Big Band session on Fridays at 5:30pm.

Other regular highlights include David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Centennial Band on Wednesdays and the Arturo O'Farrill Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra on Sundays. Dress to impress.