Nublu Classic and Nublu 151

Nublu is an East Village world jazz club and music collective led by Ilhan Ersahin. It has spawned a number of bands and its own unique Nublu sound.

Nublu is the home of the “Nublu Sound”

Ilhan is a saxophone player and composer originally from Turkey. His wife is Brazilian. Ilhan originally created a jamming space in 2002. It became a music collective and a nightclub.

It’s in the far East of the East Village so the vibe is very funky. The marquee is a blue lightbulb. The door policy is that you get in unless the club is full. The stage is at floor level so the audience has a great connection with whoever is playing. You can stand or dance right in front of them.

Bands that developed at Nublu include Brazilian Girls, Forró in the Dark, Love Trio, and Wax Poetic. It’s a place where Norah Jones played a lot when she was coming up. DJ Moby used to spin there a lot. You never know what famous musician you might be rocking out next to at Nublu.

Wednesday nights are Brazilian nights.

Nublu is a nightclub, but it feels like a washing machine of creativity. Music, art, fashion, and poetry are all in this machine spinning around, mixing together, getting cleaned up.

Latin Artists at Nublu

Great Forró dance band Forró in the Dark is often in residency Wednesday nights.

Nublu Tickets

Tickets are available at the door.
Usually $5 – $10

One of the great things about Nublu is their open door policy. If you don’t get in, it’s because the club is full to capacity.

Visit Nublu

There are two Nublus.

Nublu Classic

62 Avenue C, New York, NY 10009
(between 4th & 5th St)
East Village, Manhattan

Nublu 151

151 Avenue C, New York, NY 10009
(between 9th & 10th St)
East Village, Manhattan


Same trains to either location.

  • (L) to First Ave
  • (F) to Delancey St
  • (J) (M) (Z) to Essex St

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