Village Vanguard

The Village Vanguard in Greenwich Village is the world’s oldest continually-operated Jazz club. It’s a historic venue where the world’s top Jazz artists keep making history.

Village Vanguard is Jazz History

The club opened in 1935 and had its 80th anniversary in 2015. It was originally one of those bohemian folky poetry Greenwich Village hangouts.

Sunday afternoon Jazz jams began attracting artists who later became legends. By 1957, the original owner Max Gordon put Jazz at the top of the bill. The club booked players like Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Mingus, and Stan Getz.

Over 100 albums have been recorded at the club.

When Max died in 1989, his wife Lorraine took over and she hasn’t really changed much. This is a very classic Jazz haunt.

Latin Artists at the Village Vanguard 2017 – 2018

Haitian-French Jazz singer Cecile McLorin Salvant with Sullivan Fortner play Tuesday – Monday, September 26 – October 1, 2017.

The Miguel Zenón Quartet plays Tuesday – Sunday, February 6 – 11, 2018.

Latin Artists at the Village Vanguard 2016 – 2017

The Miguel Zenón Quartet plays their newly released album Tipico February 14-19, 2017.

Visiting the Village Vanguard

Village Vanguard
178 Seventh Avenue South
New York, NY 10014
(212) 255-4037

Sets at 8:30pm (Doors 7:30pm) and 10:30pm (Doors 10pm)
$30 plus a one drink minimum

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