HARLEM JAZZ CLUBS – (1) APOLLO THEATER – 253 W. 125th Street, (7th &8th Aves.) (212) 531-5300 x 305 for info, (212) 749-5838 for box office, (212) 531-5337 FOR TOURS, The Apollo doesn’t book much jazz these days. The legendary Wednesday Amateur Night is a strong draw. (2) Arka Lounge (212) 567-9425, 4488 Broadway, 192nd/191st, Latin Jazz in Latin Manhattan Wednesdays at 10:00 pm $5 cover . Call ahead for upcoming events. Proper attire required. (3) Bill’s Place 148 W 133rd Street (Lenox and AC Powell Jr. Blvd., (212) 281-0777 One of the most authentic Harlem jazz venue to open up on 133rd Street since a 17 year old Billie Holiday was discovered here 7 decades ago. If you really want to hear great, no nonsense straight ahead jazz by the masters, you’ll find your way to this finely decorated brownstone at 148 W 133rd Street. Your host is Harlem legend and saxist, Bill Saxton. Two sets per night at 10 and midnight for a $15 cash cover. Some refreshments served and you can bring your own as well.
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