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“Disgusting”

Big Apple Jazz Tours
Ranked #2 of 875 Nightlife in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Authentic Experiences to the heart of New York City! Since 1997 we have been on the front lines of the underground New York City jazz scene - taking small groups down into intimate basement joints where live jazz still thrives in neighborhood nightclubs from Harlem to Greenwich Village. Legendary players and clubs as well. All live music and transportation costs are included in the public tour price. Our jazz tours take place in Manhattan for the most part, but private tours to Brooklyn, Queens or the Bronx can be arranged. Our goal is to offer the most intimate, small group tours available to Harlem and Greenwich Village neighborhood nightclubs and juke joints. We also provide insight into the Big Apple jazz scene as it has evolved over the past hundred years. Consider hiring Gordon Polatnick to take you on a private tour throughout the city during the day or night to experience the city's many intriguing neighborhoods at your pace and focusing on your interests. All ages welcome.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
Reviewed 4 April 2018

We did not like they oblígate to drink 2 drinks in each place in few time and few Music. It s no a good blues tour.

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Amanda H, Big Apple Jazz Tour Diva at Big Apple Jazz Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Dear querolserra1,
I am sorry that you did not enjoy your tour. We always endeavor to show the best that Harlem has to offer. The evening offered three great venues with a variety of Jazz and Blues by very talented local musicians. I am sorry that you feel that we missed the mark. I hope that you will join us again in the future. Best, Amanda

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

We had a very nice time with Amanda in The Village and also a super night in Harlem with Gordon - we vold do it again

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GordonPolatnick, Owner at Big Apple Jazz Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Thanks so much for your kind review. Amanda and I are delighted you enjoyed both tours and endorse Big Apple Jazz Tours.

We look forward to your return.

Peace,

Gordon

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Really great evening. Amanda brought us to the most authentic and lively Jazz places in Harlem. Great musicians, great atmosphere with the room filled with singers, including Amanda herself, and other jammers. I could even join the jam myself, playing some drums.
Amanda told us many stories about Jazz in Harlem, but the best was just to be there, and be able to go in the most non mainstream venues, with these super authentic making music for their pleasure and the pleasure of their audience.
This was my 60th birthday present from my beloved woman. Probably my best birthday, took just 60 years to get there.

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GordonPolatnick, Owner at Big Apple Jazz Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Wow. You really are our target client Pieter. We strive so hard to make all those things happen that you describe in your wonderful review of your birthday night with Amanda. If we can make your time special, that is our main goal; and being a musician and getting to play is one of the things we take pride in being able to make happen. Thanks for spending your special birthday with us.

Peace,

Gordon

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Amanda Humes is a great Jazz Tour Guide. She showed us authentic Harlem Jazz Joints and allowd us to enjoy fanstaic Jazz Musicians. A must tour for anybody loving Jazz. Amanda is a entertaining, heartbreaking. wonderful Lady and I wish her a lot of customers for her tours. Thank-you

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GordonPolatnick, Owner at Big Apple Jazz Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Thank you, Carmen. It's so cool to read your review and sensitive take on Amanda's many qualities. We hope to see you again soon.

Peace,

Gordon

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Gordon was a lot of fun, and the jazz was great! Got to meet the bands and club owners, too. Worth doing at least once.

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GordonPolatnick, Owner at Big Apple Jazz Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Thanks for your lovely review. We're glad you enjoyed being immersed into the jazz scene we love so much. Everyone enjoyed meeting you too.

Peace,

Gordon

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