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Live Music in NYC

New York is the city of lights – a place where dreams come true. It’s no surprise that so many talented artists and entertainers call this city home. At the height of the Harlem Renaissance, New York was the Mecca of jazz. Today you can find exquisite live music across all of the boroughs. As a guest at Hotel 99 you’re in the perfect place to explore the diverse music scene the city is known for. Here are some of the iconic venues where you can enjoy some incredible live music.

1. Smalls Jazz Club

Smalls Jazz Club in the West Village offers the quintessential jazz experience. Venture downstairs into the cozy basement, where you’ll be welcomed by a collective of exceptionally talented musicians seamlessly improvising together. Here, the soul of jazz comes alive, and you’ll have the privilege of witnessing both the rising stars and the seasoned maestros alike.

The Carlyle is a renowned hotel with a rich history located in the Upper East Side. Legends like Frank Sinatra, JFK, and Marilyn Monroe have wandered its halls. Once inside – there are two iconic destinations to choose from. Cafe Carlyle is an intimate supper club. It offers a cabaret experience and  has hosted incredible talent. Woody Allen and his band play whenever they’re in town. Bemelmans was named after the illustratorLudwig Bemelman whose murals adorn the walls. This bar is a place where you can savor a delicious cocktail while indulging in a bit of people-watching, all set to the backdrop of live music.
Located in Harlem, the Apollo theater is a cultural institution that has been a mecca for the legends of Jazz, R&B, and Hip Hop alike. It’s been a stage for iconic artists such as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, and countless others. The Apollo’s Amateur Night happens every Wednesday and showcases a lot of emerging talent, and for additional events, check out their calendar.

4. Django at the Roxy Hotel

As you walk into the iconic Roxy hotel in TriBeca, you’re greeted by a cozy setting with warm tones and a lobby bar with the most amazing cocktail menu. There’s live music played in the evenings. If you descend down to the cellar, you’ll find the jazz lounge called Django. It has an intimate setting perfect for a date night.

Tucked away in the East Village on Avenue C, you can find Nublu. Unlike the rest of the spots on this list, it opened in the last 20 years, but quickly became a go-to musical establishment. Aside from hosting artists, Nublu is a record label, and hosts a festival. The club’s intimate atmosphere brings together music enthusiasts to enjoy a fusion of genres.

From discovering historic institutions for live music such as the Apollo, to trying out more contemporary destinations such as Nublu, New York definitely has a venue and a groove that will move you. Let the music scene of the city captivate you during your stay at Hotel 99.

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Marcus Ferguson

Marcus Ferguson

From Poland

It is well located near the subway, it is quite clean, the area is safe and with shops around, on a major avenue, it is not at all noisy wich being NY is very unlikely, I was in a room with a bathroom, 

Fabiana Martínez

Fabiana Martínez

From Uruguay

The hotel is recycled and very nice. The rooms are very small but clean and nice the bathroom is shared with few rooms and I always found it empty. Also very clean and neat. Great budget option in NY.

Victoria Elizabeth

Victoria Elizabeth

From Colombia

It was a quiet month, we achieved the goal of our stay in New York and felt safe. The location is practical, it is close to the station to move to the tourist area. The cleaning and service staff are very friendly and helpful.


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