Terraza 7 is a world Jazz club in the heart of Latin Queens. There is nothing like it in New York City.
Terraza 7 Editor’s Picks
Bulla en el Barrio featuring Emilsen Pacheco plays Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 8pm. $20
The Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet plays Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 9:30pm. $10
Past Editor’s Picks
Colombian dance band Grupo Rebolú plays January 21, 2017.
Colombian Cumbia party band La Cumbiamba plays Saturday, March 10, 2017 at 10pm. $10.
Gerardo Contino y los Habaneros play Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 9:30pm. $12
Terraza 7 is New York City’s Funkiest World Jazz Club
Unico (Unique). Colombiano (Colombian).
From the street you may notice that the facade looks like a church that is the center of every pueblo pequeño (little town) in Latin America. Perhaps that’s what Terraza 7 is, the center of a community.
When you enter, you may notice how much it feels like South America. The owner Freddie, is a Colombian doctor who graduated from Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Terraza 7 is his passion and his patient. Freddie built the place with his own hands.
When you look up, you may wonder, what on earth is that? It’s the stage suspended over the atrium. When there is live music, you can listen in the bar underneath the band, or head upstairs to stadium-style seating right across from the stage. Sometimes there is a small cover upstairs.
A family of Latin artists plays regularly at Terraza 7. They may be minor artists in New York City, but some of them are best in the world at what they do. Terraza 7 has it’s own big band and there is a regular Sunday night Jazz jam hosted by Grammy-winning Puerto Rican bassist John Benitez.
Universidad Nacional de Colombia is sort of the UC Berkeley of Colombia. It’s a place whose graduates tend to become politicians or at least active in their communities. Terraza 7 is like that. You can go to drink, listen to music, and meet people, or you can go to tap into New York City’s Latin American community. It’s really a unique place in New York.
Visiting Terraza 7
40-19 Gleane Street (at Roosevelt Ave)
Elmhurst, NY 11373
(7) to 82nd St ~ Jackson Heights
For a calendar, visit www.Terraza7.com