The Jazz Gallery1160 Broadway, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10013
- Music every night:
- Age Restrictions:
- All ages
- It's a performance space, not a bar, so they don't have food/drinks for sale. (bring your own, though!)
The Jazz Gallery is a not-for-profit cultural center located in lower manhattan which provides an international venue where the youngest generation of professional jazz musicians can be nurtured, giving them an audience for their performances adna stage upon which to assemble their bands. The Gallery encourages established musicians to present new projects and collaborate with emerging artists in mentoring roles.
The new Jazz Gallery space manages to capture the spirit of the original space, with just a little more Manhattan gloss. Definitely remains one of the best rooms to hear jazz in in the city. Roy Hargrove is a recurring bigger performer at the Jazz Gallery, but whether you’ve heard of who’s playing or not, you truly cannot go wrong when it comes to the music; it speaks for itself. Steve Coleman is also doing his 7th season of master classes at the Jazz Gallery. Check the website for details on this great opportunity to investigate musical ideas with a “master saxophonist / improviser / composer / bandleader” such as Coleman (their words, but we’re inclined to agree). Jazz Gallery, being a true artists space, will begin offering rehearsal and practice space to musicians have performed at the Gallery during off-hours, free of charge starting in January of 2012. As if there weren't enough reasons to support the Jazz Gallery, the pro-musician philosophy is certainly a good one.