HARLEM JAZZ CLUBS – (1) The Cotton Club, 212 663-7980, 656 West 125th Street, West of Broadway, This is not the original Harlem Cotton Club, which moved to midtown and finally closed decades ago. The current Cotton Club is at the gateway to Sugar Hill, way on the west side of 125th Street. Set up largely for groups and rented out for private parties, they do bring back the heyday of the Harlem swing tradition with a full size big band and vocalists. (2) Creole (212) 876-8838 2167 3rd Avenue, 118th Street – Great Creole cuisine by way of New Orleans and music nightly. Check their web site to find out the cover charges and minimums and the music policy for the night in question. Expect to find a lively scene with good food, live music in a fine looking Spanish Harlem club. (3) Jazz Museum in Harlem 212 348-8300 104 East 126th Street, # 2C Park/Lexington Avenues, The Jazz Museum in Harlem Keep in touch with the current schedule by calling or visiting their web site.

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