Village Vanguard

Jazz Club
West Village, New York
  • The folks at Time Out New York and The Corcoran Group like this place. Would you agree?
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    • The Corcoran Group
  • J. S.
    "Love this club, it's small so you're very intimate with the artist."(4 Tips)
    Jesse V.
    "village Vanguard orchestra"(2 Tips)
    "Highly recommended classic NYC must-see must-experience jazz venue."(2 Tips)
    Migiwa M.
    "historical famous jazz club"(2 Tips)
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  • Marcos A.
    Marcos AlvesJune 2, 2015
    Intimate and traditional jazz club, a must-go if you enjoy good music. Make reservations at the site and plan to arrive 30 minutos before the show as seating works on a first-come first-served basis.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupDecember 17, 2011
    Home to Jazz for over 70 years and still showcasing some of the best talent in the world. Make sure you arrive early for your reservation – you just might lose your seat.
  • Party Earth
    Party EarthJune 15, 2012
    For all its downtown cool, this place is a stickler for tradition. They like a quiet, moody feel, and they enforce it. If you’re with a chatty group you may want to go to the Vanguard another time. Read more
  • Benjamin D.
    Benjamin D.August 20, 2014
    This world famous jazz-club keeps its promises. A beautiful old ambience, where you can lean back and simply enjoy the brilliant music. And on top of that, you get it for an affordable price.
  • Brighty
    BrightyOctober 15, 2016
    Make sure you arrive early as this is a popular place. Enjoy a cocktail and switch off your cell phone to fully appreciate the music.
  • Mark B.
    Mark BDecember 4, 2015
    A piece of music history in Greenwich Village. Terrific room, wonderful acoustics. If you can avoid it, don't sit near the bar - it can be distracting from the real reason you're going to the Vangua
  • Ahmed
    AhmedMarch 28, 2014
    Highly recommended classic NYC must-see must-experience jazz venue. Housed d finest jazz performances. Get reservation to have a seat as it always gets packed!
  • Orsolya F.
    Orsolya F.March 21, 2015
    Jazz history at your fingertips. Don't miss it, book a reservation, arrive early -- it gets really crowded. Great music, respectful audience, 3 sets per night.
  • J. S.
    J. StephenOctober 20, 2013
    Love this club, it's small so you're very intimate with the artist. Plus there's photographs of the jazz greats that played here in the past. Nice, cool vibe.
  • Migiwa M.
    Migiwa MiyajimaMay 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    When you don't know what to see but want to visit this historical famous jazz club, just come here on Mondays! Mondays are reserved for these great guys!
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah ColvinApril 30, 2012
    No food, well drinks, awkward room, AMAZING music. Go to the first set, pay one cover, stay all night and only pay the drink minimum for each additional set. You couldn't possibly regret it! LOVE!!!
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BaronMarch 10, 2012
    Transport yourself back to the late 50s and enjoy an intimate experience. Sets are exactly one hour long which is perfect: leaves you wanting more before you get bored.
  • Emiliano S.
    Emiliano SeveroniOctober 28, 2015
    A mythic place. You have to go there if you love music.
  • Debbie O.
    Debbie OneyJuly 8, 2017
    Great Jazz club. It was our first time there and would definitely go back the next time we are in the city.
  • Washington Square Hotel
    Opening in 1935, the club went to an exclusive jazz format in 1957 where many famous recordings were made by jazz luminaries. Fantastic acoustics.
  • Eyal G.
    Eyal GoldwergerAugust 7, 2011
    Come early. Best tables are at the front and they're taken well in advance, first-come first-serve
  • Farah
    FarahOctober 8, 2013
    Jazz at the end of a lovely night? This is the place to go
  • Jesse V.
    Jesse Van Der MeijFebruary 1, 2015
    The village Vanguard orchestra was amazing in this nice and cozy jazz club in West Village
  • Luiz Filipe M.
    Luiz Filipe MachadoAugust 3, 2011
    Great Jazz Club, but there is no food here. If you want to do it, do before or after the set
  • Nick 🍾 F.
    Nick 🍾 FarinaOctober 13, 2012
    Great set lengths and friendly staff. Obviously the music is great.
  • Jeff L.
    Jeff LeeFebruary 21, 2014
    Better make a reservation. Arrive early so you get to pick where to sit.
  • Glenn L.
    Glenn LaudenslagerMarch 2, 2014
    Classic NYC must-see, must-experience jazz venue.
  • Xristo M.
    Xristo MSeptember 19, 2013
    saw Jimmy Cobb here....intimate and small but very nice...1 drink minimum. Amazing show
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkSeptember 13, 2010
    After 30 years—during which time John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Bill Evans grooved here—this basement club still hosts the crème de la crème of mainstream jazz talent. Doors open at 8pm.
  • Phil G.
    Phil GiampietroJanuary 8, 2010
    I've seen the Vanguard Orchestra on a Monday night and I've seen other small groups at the VV. Both were amazing experiences. One of my favorite places to see music. Read more
  • Amber V.
    Amber VittoriaMarch 28, 2017
    Amazing music but was seated behind a pillar with a strong cold draft constantly blowing on us. Not worth the price in this instance.
  • Gabrielle S.
    Gabrielle ShinerAugust 26, 2013
    Absolutely wonderful. I enjoyed every bit of the experience.
  • AMI
    AMISeptember 23, 2011
    One of the most recognized jazz sanctuaries - Don't miss the Gerald Clayton Trio November 22-27, 2011! (Start the jazz conversation @AMIagency)
  • Micke H.
    Micke HåkanssonDecember 7, 2017
    One of the most traditional Jazz places in town.
  • Jacob D.
    Jacob DuttonFebruary 24, 2015
    This place gets packed. Make sure you reserve ahead of time
  • NY Waterway
    NY WaterwayJuly 20, 2012
    Make sure you call in advanced to get good seating!
  • Eugenia S.
    Eugenia SOctober 28, 2012
    Come early, wait in line, get the best seat in the house!
  • Claire E.
    Claire EllenDecember 30, 2014
    get that early get your tickets in advance and enjoy the front row seats
  • ANNE C.
    ANNE COctober 5, 2013
    Great place to hear jazz. A tight fit!
  • Avram L.
    Avram LeviJanuary 2, 2014
    They serve White Russians in a wine glass.
  • Jon P.
    Jon PressmanDecember 2, 2016
    Fantastic, intimate room
  • Stuart L.
    May 10 - May 15 STEVE COLEMAN & Five Elements. Book online:
  • Alan C.
    Alan CordovaApril 5, 2010
    Get there when the doors open (an hour early) for the best seats in the house - definitely makes a difference!
  • Elena E.
    Elena ErshovaJanuary 2, 2016
    Perfect jazz and atmosphere
  • Benjamin D.
    Benjamin DietrichApril 27, 2015
    Come early and sit close to the magic.
  • Barry C.
    Barry CampbellJanuary 17, 2010
    Catch a late set in this crowded little basement and know that you've just checked out the best jazz club in the English-speaking world.
  • J.D. D.
    J.D. DeLilloDecember 30, 2012
    Some damn good jazz!
  • Victoria W.
    Victoria WoosterApril 24, 2017
    Very tiny place but it sounds great.
  • Alexander D.
    Alexander DubovoyNovember 26, 2016
    Might be the best venue in NY
  • Charlotte S.
    Charlotte ScarfMay 7, 2016
    Quality music guaranteed, but v serious. No talking
  • Amanda Sabrina P.
    Amanda Sabrina PutriJanuary 5, 2012
    You like Jazz MASTER :) May I Join ???
  • Juan C.
    Juan CarrilloAugust 25, 2010
    Be early. This is NY and one of the most famous Jazz Clubs in the world. Enjoy.
  • Matthew B.
    Matthew BensleyJune 8, 2011
    Come early or get stuck with the riff raff that show up right before show time. ;-)
  • Scott H.
    Scott HawkinsNovember 30, 2011
    Just left the VV -- Christian McBride and Inside Straight. Phenomenal!
  • Tracy N.
    Tracy NFebruary 24, 2015
    No talking during band time. Not good if you want to catch up with friends.
  • Nikos F.
    Nikos FotouJanuary 31, 2016
    Famous. Small club
  • Eric V.
    Eric VandenbrgSeptember 29, 2010
    Hands down the best jazz in all new york
  • Jeff Y.
    Jeff YeungJuly 17, 2015
    $30 Dollar Cover + 1 Drink Minimum.
  • Christophe F.
    Christophe FourleignieSeptember 20, 2012
    Historical place but unequal show schedule
  • Jessica M.
    Jessica MiracolaAugust 13, 2011
    Quench your thirst before you get here or you'll end up broke. $7 for a Budweiser, really?!
  • Bobby W.
    Bobby WilsonNovember 26, 2011
    Some Damn good jazz.
  • Guilherme I.
    Guilherme IrberNovember 13, 2013
    Can´t understand the prohibition of taking pictures during the show (even with NO flash). Great events should be shared. By the looks of it, they haven´t reached the age of social networks yet..
  • Aleh T.
    Aleh TsikhanauOctober 10, 2012
  • emily m.
    emily meyerDecember 6, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Let's overthrow the mayor
  • Andy S.
    Andy SzumowskiMay 21, 2010
    go see Billy Hart Quartet this weekend!! Master drummer alert! Read more
  • Alex G.
    Alex G.October 8, 2017
    Espectacular! Experiencia única en NY tal cual cómo te lo imaginas! Eso si la bebida + la entrada es too expensive!
  • Rafa L.
    Rafa LuviMarch 29, 2016
    Recomiendo hacer reservación. Ideal para conocer esta joya neoyorquina. ! MUY BUENO!
  • Martín H.
    Martín HunterMarch 23, 2016
    Si querés evitar ser de la gilada que sólo va al Blue Note, tenés que conocer esta perla del Greenwich Village. Poco pretencioso, no se puede cenar ni sacar fotos: lo más importante es la música.
  • Ricardo L.
    Ricardo LimaSeptember 22, 2015
    Melhor jazz de New York
  • Zé Renato C.
    Zé Renato CellaAugust 23, 2015
    Uma clássica casa de jazz.
  • Alejandra G.
    Excelente jazz
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