Distinguished Magazine - - ARTS & CULTURE -

New York can very well be called as the melt­ing pot of cul­tures, the dis­tinc­tive at­tribute which has made all kinds of mu­sic flour­ish here, in­clud­ing Jazz. Fa­mous for be­ing “the city which never sleeps”, New York is the most cul­tur­ally vi­brant city for mu­sic. One can find Broad­way Mu­si­cals, Blues, Swing Jazz bands, in ses­sions round the clock, rang­ing from in­ti­mate con­certs with young up­com­ing artists, to ma­jor gigs fea­tur­ing in­ter­na­tional artists. When it comes to the Jazz clubs in the city, a sin­gle neigh­bour­hood or part can­not be sin­gled out as the whole city is dot­ted with them, es­pe­cially Man­hat­tan, in­creas­ing the ir­re­sistible al­lure of the Big Ap­ple for Jazz artists and lovers. No­table among them are Vil­lage Van­guard, 55 Bar, Blue Note, Jazz Stan­dard, and Smalls. And for the ones who pre­fer a more lux­u­ri­ous set­ting for en­joy­ing mu­sic, they can al­ways head to Court­yard Ho­tel Man­hat­tan.

Apart from clubs, New York also hosts a num­ber of Jazz fes­ti­vals through­out the year which wit­ness the best Jazz artists around the world per­form. The most no­table among them is the Win­ter Jazz Fest, which has been the rea­son for the rise of ac­claimed artists like Robert Glasper, Am­brose Ak­in­musire, JD Allen, Gretchen Par­lato and many oth­ers. An­other no­table Jazz fes­ti­val hosted by New York is the Blue Note Jazz Fes­ti­val, which takes place in the month of June and is par­tic­i­pated by artists like Michael McDon­ald, Reg­gie Watts and Aretha Franklin.

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