The Village Vanguard is a legendary Jazz club in Manhattan’s West Village. It is NYC’s oldest operating Jazz club.
The Vanguard was founded by Max Gordon as a Folk club in 1935. He and his wife Lorraine ran it for the rest of their lives. They made it a Jazz club in 1957. So many legends played there, that the club itself has become legendary. Roy Eldridge became a popular booking, and the club helped launch the career of Thelonious Monk.
When artists play, they play for the week. There is live Jazz nightly at 8pm and 10pm. Monday nights with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra are always great. When you enter the room, you are walking into Jazz history.
Village Vanguard Tickets
178 Seventh Avenue South
(between Perry & 11th St)
West Village, Manhattan
Tickets online. No reservations. First-come, first-served.
Early show is 8pm (7pm doors). Late show is 10pm (9:30pm doors).
(1)(2)(3)to 14th St
Village Vanguard News
New York Puerto Rican saxophonist Miguel Zenón plays Jazz at The Village Vanguard in the West Village, Tue-Sun, Aug 23-28, 2022 at 8pm & 10pm (7 & 9:30pm doors). $40. 🇵🇷
Argentine Jazz pianist and composer Guillermo Klein and Los Gauchos play Jazz at The Village Vanguard in the West Village, Tue-Sun, July 19-24, 2022 at 8pm & 10pm. $40. 🇦🇷
Klein has been playing The Vanguard every year since 2007.