NEW YORK, USA
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.