Private Tour - 5hrs

We have our finger on the pulse of New York's Underground and Legendary Jazz Scenes…and so much more!

Priced per group for up to 5-hours. Private Tours - customized just for you.


Explore the whole city or one tiny corner of it. Go to the legendary clubs to hear the best known players in world class settings; or slip into the underground hidden jazz haunts known only to locals. A private tour gives you freedom to dream big in the World Capital of Jazz and have it all.

Gordon Polatnick has dedicated the last 25 years to discovering every angle of the wildly diverse and historic New York City jazz scene.

By selecting a private tour with Big Apple Jazz you will be receiving the most insightful and up to date information on a cultural phenomenon dating back over a hundred years to the days of Speakeasies and Rent Parties.

Let us show you where it's at. We'll design a night out for your party that you will never forget. Our 5-star tours are led by guides who are on the inside track and will introduce you all around till you feel like you're an insider too.

Book a Private Jazz Tour


Celebrating 25 fantastic years of immersion tours into the nightlife and history of New York City's underground jazz scene from Harlem to Greenwich Village and beyond.


We structure your private tour based on our extensive knowledge of musicians and clubs throughout the city and what is happening nightly off-the-beaten-path. We match your tastes with an expertly curated musical experience - regardless of when you book a tour any night throughout the year. Most tours include visits to two or three clubs and as much history and sightseeing as you request. Dinners, drinks, and cover charges are not included, but selected to suit your budget and tastes. All ages welcome. Private tours are up to 5-hours based on your desires.


We host families, friends nights, solo travelers, school groups, professionals, artists the world over. We pride ourselves in customizing the experience to meet all needs and desires. Whether you want to see more historic jazz sites, or hear live jazz in more venues; whether you want a chance to play or sing with the band or just hang out; whether you want to immerse yourselves in the elegance and glamor of New York's top clubs, or explore its underground treasures - or even combine the two - Big Apple Jazz Tours will create an unforgettable experience.


Our TripAdvisor reviewers consistently rate us Excellent, and made us #1 for Nightlife in all of New York City. From your first contact with Big Apple Jazz Tours to your last, you will always be professionally serviced by the founder of the company or his highly trained team. Your concerns are our concerns.


Most group sizes can be accommodated, but you are limited to 10 guests before surcharges apply (additional $50 per person when booking over 10 guests). Your online reservation will cover 1-10 guests; and if you request space for 11 guests or more, we will charge your card accordingly. A private group need only purchase 1 ticket to cover all guest in your party. All ages welcome.

What's Included:

5-hours of New York City licensed guide service; as well as customized itinerary, research, and tour management.

When you hire a private guide from Big Apple Jazz Tours you get their unmatched expertise during the tour, plus as much pre-tour assistance in designing the Experience of your dreams as needed. We find solutions to stay within your budget - to enhance your enjoyment without sacrificing value.

What's Not Included:

All other expenses such as transportation, food and drinks, cover charges and attraction fees (including guide's) are the guest's responsibility, and can be paid for on the night of the tour. In the event that tickets need to be purchased in advance, we will consult with you before using your credit card on file to secure tickets. Extra hours of guide service can be purchased on the night of the tour, or in advance at a rate of $100/each additional hour. Estimates of total expenses will be discussed and agreed upon before the start of the tour. There are no hidden costs or surprises.

Contact Information:

Guests are encouraged to contact owner, Gordon Polatnick, directly - see Contact Info at bottom.

This will give you the opportunity to discuss your plans in general, and create just the right Experience for you or your group.

Itineraries are developed and honed by email, text, WhatsApp or phone consultation after your reservation is booked. We look forward t


Big Apple Jazz Tours

(917) 863-7854


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Activity Types:
Tours & Guides
Classes & Lessons
Duration (tours, trips, experiences, classes): 5 hours
Generally Available Days/Times (e.g. Weekends 10AM & 4PM): Daily 6pm
Seller Type: Business
Condition: N/A
Pick-up/Drop-off Options:
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Delivery Available
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Listing created Aug 25, 2022

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