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Jazz Guide NYC (Jazz Guide New York City)by Steve Dollar
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A "richly anecdotal and wonderful" slim, pocket-size guide now updated to include all the newest hot spots on the Big Apple jazz scene
Jazz Guide: New York City is the only comprehensive guide to jazz in the Big Apple-now revised and expanded to include all the newest hot spots on the scene. Whether uptown or downtown, big bands or subway soloists, its all here. Drop in on the elegant clubs where legendary headliners call the tunes, then hit a hole-in-the wall joint to hear scrappy young bands play all night. Jazz Guide: New York City profiles more than eighty venues where you can experience the best of every kind of jazz-from traditional large ensembles to smoking combos, avant-garde to hard-bop, old-school to DJ-driven, acoustic to electronic-as well as closely related music from around the world, including the drum cultures of the Caribbean, Latin America, and West Africa.
Beyond the clubs, the guide explores music festivals, specialty stores, and jazz lore, including visits to Harlem and 52nd Street in their heydays, the famous bridge where Sonny Rollins moonlighted, and the neighborhood Louis Armstrong called home.
This is an indispensable guide for jazz aficionados and those seeking entre into New York's big band, bebop, fusion, and funk scenes. Profiled venues include fabled haunts of Harlem; elegant Midtown supper clubs; hip downtown hangouts; and a subterranean Bowery alcove where the spirit of Mingus rumbles on.
About the Author
Steve Dollar writes about pop culture for a variety of publications, including Newsday, the New York Sun, Time Out Chicago, Stereophile, and Print. His articles also have appeared in GQ, the Wall Street Journal, and the Oxford American. He writes about jazz and other enthusiasms online at www.skronkboy.com. He lives in New York City.
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