By Far the best Creative music space in the New York City area.
Its artistic scope and impact is immeasurable!
We need more spaces like these !
Many venues come and go. The Jazz Gallery has persevered through tough economic times and been a place for emerging artists to develop new music.
As a musician and lover of new music, The Jazz Gallery is my favorite music venue in New York City. It is all about the music and the quality of musicians is always high and consistent while still very diverse. As a musician, it is the ideal venue to debut material and have an interested and interesting audience.
The Jazz Gallery supports both emerging artists that don't get chances anywhere else in this city and as well established artist who get to present new works, sometimes get commissioned to write new works which is even better.. no other club supports musicians this way.
A great space in New York City that We all enjoy to visit for the versatility of performers that give us pleasure to our souls with Music and their talent.Once You walk in for the first time you stick to it for the rest of your life.It is unique and with a great team behind it. JAZZ GALLERY dseerves the best. Best wishes.Felix Medina
The Jazz Gallery is a wonderful non-profit that helps musicians showcase their music in an intimate and extremely attentive setting. This is a place that has acts almost as a 'laboratory' for musicians trying new material or simply exploring different avenues of musical expression. I find that the audiences that attend performances at The Jazz Gallery are very sophisticated and appreciative; and as a bonus, the walls of the Gallery are blessed with amazing photographs of both well known and lesser known musicians. A wonderful spot!!...
The Jazz Gallery is the number one organization that has helped creative jazz artists in New York City. They have contributed not only with a great performance space, but also with advice, development and funding of a number of amazing projects. As a vocalist and composer, I am very grateful to the Gallery and its wonderful work.
The Jazz Gallery is an intimate space in which to hear fantastic live music in New York City. Tucked away on the 2nd floor of a fairly nondescript building, it nonetheless has created and served a fantastic community for jazz. As you ascend the stairs, you enter into a quiet, friendly space reserved for people who really want to listen to jazz. The music is the focus here, and they do a great job with programming.
The unique concept that is the Jazz Gallery seems to me to be such an important component of the arts community of New York. It is a venue for talented up and coming artists to get experience and exposure and for students of music as well as general lovers of jazz to see it performed for an affordable charge, compared to the commercial jazz clubs.
I count myself lucky to have the Jazz Gallery as an option and have enjoyed many top class performances there which I would not have had the opportunity to see otherwise. Another great aspect is the several established artists like Roy Hargrove, Steve Coleman and others, who give their time and reputation to help promote the Gallery. It's a great treat to see performers like this in such an intimate setting.
The Jazz Gallery performs an important service to the New York jazz community and we are all fortunate to have access to it.
My relationship with the Jazz Gallery goes back some ten years. It is a very special relationship (if my memory serves correct, it is also probably the first major venue that I've played in New York). In the previous ten years (and counting) that I've attended shows and presented concerts there, I have discovered that this venue is VERY much in touch with the musics and artists of our time. There is also the fact that the Gallery has sustained their reputation of its willingness to present lesser-known artists who are producing vital, fresh music, in addition to the diverse programming of music performed by artists from other generations. The Jazz Gallery, for me, is one out of a handful of venues that understands the ongoing need to continue support and growth of creative music (through dialogue [Steve Coleman presents], concerts, jam sessions, and workshops). I thank the Jazz Gallery for such understandings and for their support of this music. It would be nice, however, to have more opportunities to see concerts at the Gallery (say, for six nights a week) - and I think that through more funding, this may be possible. I look forward to the future of this venue!
The Jazz Gallery is one of the finest presenting organizations in the world of jazz. They are passionate about what they do and support a wide range of both up and coming and established artists. I can't speak highly enough for this amazing space.
i grew up at the jazz gallery. as a young musician trying to figure out life in new york, the gallery provided an affordable means to staying up to date, and even ahead of the times, with regards to hearing what today had to offer for jazz. it is one of the most essential places in new york city as far as honest artistic outlets go. its success mirrors the success of art in the 21st century, as well as the success of jazz remaining relevant to the youth of america
I have been attending shows at the Jazz Gallery for about ten years. There is no more consistent venue for first rate performances iin NYC. They feature a wide variety of performers with different styles, many of whom are stars in the world of jazz. it is not likely that any serious jazz fan will be disappointed at the quality of the musicians appearing at the Gallery, whether they be new to the scene or veterans of the genre. In addition to which the Jazz Gallery is by far the best dollar value in NYC for the serious, first rate jazz music.
The Jazz Gallery is a truly important venue in New York. Its doors are open to a wide variety music which keeps the programming fresh and engaging.
The Jazz Gallery is a treasure. There is nothing else like it on New York's music scene. It consistently presents the highest quality music in an appealing and intimate space. Its programming is exciting and vital.
The Jazz Gallery is one the most important venues showcasing Jazz and improvised music in New York city. It has been and continues to be an invaluable resource in fostering the development of new and established artists presenting their original work. The environment provides the performer and listener with an opportunity to truly concentrate on the MUSIC without distraction. From my vantage point as a musician and listener it is without parallel in NYC and should be celebrated as such!
The Jazz Gallery is one of the best listening venues for jazz and serves an integral role within the jazz scene.
Not only does this venue provide the listener with the highest level of seasoned talent within the field, it also provides a platform for extremely talented emerging artists.
As a performer it is by far my most favorite venue to perform at (and to listen to good music) because it is one of the few jazz venues that is a "listening" space - free from distractions provided by a bar or conversation.
Furthermore the venue runs like clockwork - this is because of their extremely diligent, friendly and professional staff who make things so easy for everyone who performs or listens.
The Jazz Gallery is one of the few remaining "listening rooms" in NYC for creative jazz musicians. It provides a fully-equipped space, well set up to present challenging, original music in an environment free from distracting, ambient noise that seems to be the norm at a majority of jazz clubs in the city. Also, the club is unique in that they support up-and-coming jazz composers through their commissioning program. As someone who has spent many hours there as a side-musician, bandleader, and audience member, I can't stress enough how vitally important the Jazz Gallery is in continuing the survival and advancement of original jazz music.
The Jazz Gallery has served as a platform for new music in NYC for the better part of the last decade. It has given young musicians like myself the opportunity to explore and experiment in a very comfortable and open minded atmosphere. It is because of places like this one that Jazz Music has been able to evolve and reach a wider audience, and I couldn't ask for a better home for our music than this groundbreaking venue.
The Jazz Gallery has offered generations of jazz musicians a home. They consistently present some of the finest musicians in the world. And they have a rare niche with always presenting the newest crops of new jazz musicians, often giving them repeated engagements to help break them into the jazz arena. As a young artist I was a recipient of their support and continue to perform there because it is becoming one of the most important venues in the world. Also, the admission price of many of their concerts are within financial grasp of the throngs of young jazz musicians and students in NYC.
I have performed at the gallery. They take such good care of the people they present, and work incredibly hard on behalf New York's jazz and arts community. I couldn't think of a more deserving venue for this award.
I always tell people that if I lived in NY I'd be broke. That's not because of what you may think (I'm a jazz trumpeter by trade), but because I would frequent the Jazz Gallery so much due to their adventerous programming that I would barely eat. This institution has been booking some of the freshest visionaries on the jazz and improvising scene in NY and elsewhere for some time. Whenever I look at the programs of what's going on in NY, I am always impressed with the artists that are slated to perform there. That not only says alot about the Jazz Gallery and it's wonderful staff, but it says alot about the dedication of the players who play there and the enjoyment they get from playing the room.
I've had the great fortune of presenting my band at the Jazz Gallery on 2 separate occasions and I can honestly tell that each time I felt compelled to present musical projects there that I wouldn't normally present anywhere else. I guess that there is an aura about the room that calls for originality.
I consider the Jazz Gallery to be one of the cornerstones to the jazz scene in NYC, which is still considered to be the "Jazz Capital of the World" by many. For the player and the listener alike this place is your one stop shop for some of the most inspiring creative music that you'll hear in this world!!!
The Jazz Gallery is one of the most important venues in New York because the music lives and breaths there. Musicians at any stage in their career can present their music in a low pressure atmosphere that is supportive. It is a venue where musicians can "work out" their music, and to some extant the audience is there to hear this process. As there are few if any distractions, the audience is there to listen...musicians are there to play.
The Jazz Gallery is one of the most important platforms for jazz musicians in the city. It provides the invaluable service of giving voice to the creative process of many talented and deserving artists. As a musician, I can attest to the positive and inspiring effects this has had on me personally, and on many of my peers. It is directly responsible for much of my compositional output, since each time I've played there as a leader, I've been inspired to premiere some new piece, or to try some idea that would perhaps otherwise never have been heard. It also feels like one of the only venues in the city that is run by people who genuinely care about the art form and it's future. This is something that is sadly rare in our time. Many thanks to the Jazz Gallery and the people who look after it!
I've had the opportunity to work at the Jazz Gallery several times over the years. It is one of the few places in New York where you can hear great live music without the distractions of food and or drinks servers. It exist purely for the music. I love the Gallery...It keeps getting better and better.
I love this place. They are the only place presenting new music on a regular basis. It has such a warm atmosphere and i can tell it's a home for the musicians. A very important place in the New York cultural scene.
without the jazz gallery there is no jazz scene of today , period. Over the last eleven or so years i have been fortunate to witness the develop of many who are considered todays pioneers of the this beautiful art form. In todays ever growing environment of internet based social media we need places like this to continue to evolve as humans. We need a place that supports ARTIST ( very different from musicians ) to liberate us from our ignorance. Artist who challenge us. Artist who force us to confront ourselves. The jazz gallery is this. Congrats To the JAZZ GALLERY !!!!!
The Jazz Gallery is one of the only remaining places in New York City (or anywhere, for that matter) to provide a quality location for young emerging jazz musicians, composers, and bandleaders to be heard. These budding artists are provided a place where they feel free to try out new music, a new ensemble, and experiment with their craft in front of a live, paying and receptive audience--this imperative to a musicians development, yet is almost impossible to do anywhere else. Coupling this with performances by more established artists creates a truly unique venue for both musicians and the listening public alike. Best of all perhaps, is the fact that the Jazz Gallery isn't prejudiced toward one type or 'style' of jazz--many different sub genres of jazz are featured, representing the many diverse strands of jazz and improvisational music that exist today. I have had the fortune to perform here on many occasions, and debuted music from my first CD here. The Jazz Gallery is truly one of a kind!
The Jazz Gallery continually serves as an exemplary model of excellence in the field of jazz. The organization is a vital contributor to the New York City jazz scene, not only championing up and coming jazz musicians, but challenging them by commissioning new works which receive their premiere performances there. To my knowledge there is no other institution in New York like it. Some of the great jazz artists of tomorrow cut their teeth at the Jazz Gallery and the ones who HAVE moved upward in their careers still consider the Gallery their home.
The Jazz gallery is providing a neutral environment for musicians to develop their craft in. I believe it is directly responsible for a huge chunk of the innovation that is currently happening in the jazz community in New York City, which in turn is spreading throughout the rest of the world.
The Jazz Gallery is one of the best places to hear live music New York City. The careful attention to programming and diversity of music makes The Jazz Gallery an important institution in the New York City jazz community. Additionally, not serving food and drinks makes the gallery a listening room, something that has become increasingly rare in the difficult economic climate. An outstanding pillar of the jazz community, the gallery serves as an important home base for lots of musicians, and plays host to an active community of artists.
The Jazz Gallery is one of the best music venues in New York. Given how competitive the jazz scene is and how expensive venues often are for the general public, it's an invaluable resource both for musicians and fans. You get the sense that musicians really have a chance to try new things and work together in a supportive environment. Listeners hear top-notch music for a reasonable price and in a casual venue. In such an expensive and demanding city, jazz needs places like the Gallery to evolve.
The Jazz Gallery is one of the mos important music venue in New York City, as it places artistic concerns above all.
Since its inception it has presented a wide stylistic range of jazz,
with the musicians being of the highest caliber, who are free to present their artistic vision without compromise. The Jazz Gallery also supports new jazz composition, and has commissioned important new works that received their debut there.
And its wonderful art exhibits around various theme often inspires listeners to hear the music in new ways, just as the music can guide us to a deeper understanding of visual art. The Jazz Gallery is indispensable to the jazz community of New York City and the world.
The jazz gallery is definitely one of the best jazz clubs in New York. It's a very unique place, giving a chance to young musicians to start a carrier in town and also for musicians who have been on the scene for awhile. Keeping a fairly low entry fee, making it easy for students and pretty much everyone on a low budget, to go and hear some of the best music in the world. The staff is very friendly and always helpful. This club definitely deserves the most support!
The Jazz Gallery is a special venue. It is one of the only Jazz Clubs in New York that gives young artist a place to develop and perfect their craft while at the same time allowing the public to be a part of this process. It's a wonderful and intimate place to hear music.
In the last week two young jazz artists, bassist Linda Oh and pianist Fabian Almazan, moved out of their usual settings to present their music with a string quartet [Linda] and wind sextet [Fabian]. This would not happen anywhere else in NYC. That's why I love The Jazz Gallery!
As one of the last serious concert venues in New York that is only and all about presenting and promoting original and compelling music, The Jazz Gallery is a national treasure and one of New York's true artistic landmarks. I can't recommend supporting and visiting the Jazz gallery highly enough.
The Jazz Gallery is an unusual and important resource in the jazz world. Not only is it a high-quality and prestigious venue with curatorial vision, but one that is a pure listening room as opposed to one in which the musicians are competing for attention and sonic space with food and drinks. This is a highly unusual combination of traits among venues with regular weekly performances year-round. Furthermore, they are particularly committed to fostering new music from active jazz composers, which is a blessing for those composers and for the scene as a whole. I have had great experiences on both sides of their bandstand and am very grateful for their continued fine work.
The Jazz Gallery is definitely one of the most important jazz institutions in NYC.I've been playing there since the place first opened and it has always been a pleasure.As a listener you get a big variety of all the new jazz that's being created and played in NYC.It's places like the Jazz Gallery who keep this incredible art form a live.Their support of creative, non-commercial music is a rare and beautiful thing.They help create and sustain a real jazz community in the city.
The Jazz Gallery is an essential part of New York's jazz community. A listening room that's all about the music and supporting creativity. Considering how many jazz clubs have come and gone over the years, I am grateful for the longevity of this downtown gem!
Tje Jazz gallery not only presents great jazz musicians and funds new works, it has been a major incubator of young talent in NYC. Its audience-friendly, musician- friendly and the room has a very soulful sweet sound...both for playing and listening. Thank you Jazz Gallery for continuing to present fresh music against all odds
The Jazz Gallery is one of the hidden wonders of the New York Jazz world, and it shouldn't be. It nurtures jazz musicians, young and older, and provides them with a forum to work on new ideas, configurations, compositions in a truly cooperative atmosphere. It confers dignity both to its artists and its audience. There has never been an occasion where I have been disappointed in an evening spent at the Gallery, and some of those evenings have been transportive. It has been a privilege to part of that community. Of course, for a long time Jazz lover, it is also a comfort and thrill to see that old piano from Bradley's sitting there, waiting for yet another pair of hands to bring it to life.
The Jazz Gallery provides a unique and otherwise largely absent service in the New York City area by presenting non-commercial art and music on a regular basis, in a loft-style, listening space, through which a true art-music sub-community has been created and subsequently sustained.
The Jazz Gallery is on of my most favorite spaces to go to to play or hear music in the city. The room sounds great and the people who come, come to listen. There are no uninvited bar sounds during the performances; no ice bucket, no espresso machine, no cash register, and most importantly the staff is the sweetest group of people you can find. It's rare that at one venue you meet an owner who's passionate about good music, a sound engineer who's passionate about good sound, and a staff that is supportive and warm. The Gallery meets all these high standards.
The Jazz Gallery is one of the best jazz clubs in New York City. It's status as a non-profit makes it unique, and it takes it's role of nurturing young artists very seriously. I have benefited immeasurably from the advocacy of the Jazz Gallery, playing countless shows there over the years, and presenting two commissions specifically for them. I will always be grateful for what they've done for me personally, and for the jazz scene in New York City generally. They've helped to encourage the growth of so many, and in so doing have played a part in shaping the discourse and the sound of jazz in the current times.
The Jazz Gallery is like a second home to me -when i first came to New York as an aspiring musician, they had a warm and welcoming attitude to young musicians as opposed to many other clubs that I frequented. Their strengths are wide and varied, but if I had to choose three, I would say that one is their belief in emerging artists and their willingness to give someone without any hype behind them a chance to have their voice heard. The second is that this is a place where there is a strong community and camaraderie among musicians who have played there. Community is vital to any field of art progressing forward, and also enables us to see each other's work to prevent "isolationism" as can happen in the art world. Thirdly, the warmth of the staff is really singular - truly like a home. And that feeling is so important to an artist, allowing us to feel comfortable to be themselves personally and artistically, and not feel restricted at all.
Jazz Gallery is certainly one of the most precious live music venues of New York City! Every city should have an efficient way to present new talent that pushes the boundaries like this place. Since the inception in 1995, Jazz Gallery has been a major contributor of support for New York's emerging artists. I along with many other great and important musicians got my start at this venue. This place attracts the very demographic that new artists are searching for, and in turn provides a hub for those who crave new, innovative and inspiring music. Non-profits like Jazz Gallery are very few and far between, but absolutely necessary to stimulate our society's culture through live music.
The Jazz Gallery has been the most important place for new improvised music in NYC for a long time. I don't know what we, as musicians, would do without it. They provide a forum for young players/composers as well as established players and composers and have funded projects of mine that would never have seen the light of day otherwise.
The Jazz Gallery has provided a nurturing and educative atmosphere required for the creativity and longevity of the music and art scene. It is an integral part of why creative musicians aspire to live in New York. Musicians come to New York to be enriched and to be acknowledged and the Jazz Gallery lends itself to that paradigm.
The Jazz Gallery has been a big part of my development and progress as musician, providing me with a venue where to bring to life different projects, as well as providing a home for creative artists, not only in music but also painting, photography, visual arts, etc. I've been performing at the Jazz Gallery as a sideman and with my own groups since August of 2000, and I am very thankful for the trust they have in my music. I wish the Jazz Gallery a long life as one of the premier venues for the arts in NYC. Luis Perdomo. Pianist/Composer
The jazz gallery is an invaluable cornerstone of the new york city jazz community. The opportunities it provides for under the radar musicians, students and listeners alike is absolutely irreplaceable.
The Jazz Gallery has been the home to many of my musical projects over the past 8 years. In New York City, there are few venues that exist to present music from creative and/or emerging musicians. I value the Jazz Gallery as both a musician and an audience member because of the values they consistently espouse.
A place like Jazz Gallery is essential to New York City's jazz landscape. It continuously fosters the next generation of voices in the jazz field by consistent bookings of today and tomorrow's artists, most of which call New York their home and who deserve to be heard by more, and more often. They take great care and pride in providing a true listening experience where what art the musicians are providing in sound gets proper listening attention and that the all-important musician to listener relationship is not only facilitated but encouraged. One hopes the Jazz Gallery will forever have its place amongst the countless NYC jazz clubs and venues that this city boasts.
I am a freelance music producer and have held various A&R positions at most of the major labels over the years so there aren't many venues in New York City, commercial or non-profit, that I haven't experienced. The Jazz Gallery not only is the most important venue in New York City for presenting important music that is not presented anywhere else in town, but they also serve as an advanced educational outlet giving iconic artists such as Steve Coleman and Henry Threadgill a platform to interact with students and open minds in a laboratory setting. Besides their steadfast dedication to up and coming musicians and artists with groundbreaking ideas, they are able to deliver to the public an intimate setting without all the commercial distractions, and one that is welcoming, comfortable with wonderful lighting and sound. On top of the top flight curating of music, they also function as a wonderful visual arts space that has had some of the most striking displays by visual artists whose work intersects with the world of sound.
I am Jean-Michel Pilc, jazz pianist & composer. The Jazz Gallery is one of my favorite clubs in NYC, a rare instance of integrity, musical vision and true respect of the artists. I feel honored to have played there so many times, and hopefully many times to come. Love you guys.
Jazz Gallery hosts some of the most interesting music in New York; at a time when bland commercialism is affecting art at all levels, the Jazz Gallery allows a space for artists of integrity.
The Jazz Gallery is one of the first clubs that I visited in NY, and eventually became a significant supporter of my early career in the New York music scene. They seek out and introduce young musicians to jazz lovers who usually become a loyal fans enthusiastic friends. The Gallery is run by true musicians and devoted artists and serves both the general NY community and the Jazz world at large like no other club. It is the number one spot to witness serious musicians, young and old, in the most eclectic, interesting settings and programs.
When I first moved back to the Apple, I headed to the Gallery because I knew the acts they presented and wanted to hear them live. I found myself experiencing many of what I call those "special nights," when the musicians and the audience are all lifted into the air by their combined presence and the music that generates. So when I was offered a chance to join the Board, I was happy to do so. Since then the Gallery has continued to be a place where musicians and audience meet to celebrate the creativity that is "jazz." So it goes without saying that I am proud of the chance i have to contribute whatever I can.
one of the best places in new york city, or any city for that matter, to see live music. extremely well programmed calendar with lots of variety without sacrificing the quality of music presented.
The Jazz Gallery is my favorite music venue in NYC. It's a major center for the most sincere and creative music happening in the city. I’ve been going to see shows here for the past 9 years, and there is always a cordial atmosphere and great vibe that’s really centered on the music. Where else can you really find that? The scope and breadth of its presentation is unparalleled in the city. One of the truly special things about the Gallery is that it has gone beyond just presenting great music and has commissioned artists to create new works that simply wouldn't have existed otherwise.
The Jazz Gallery is the presenting the most innovative music in New York City. For musicians, critics and fans in the know, it is the place to hear what is happening in Jazz now as well as giving you a glimpse into what the future holds. Jimmy Katz
This may be the last venue left in New York City that provides a high level presentation of up-and-coming jazz musicians. This is not a little sliver of space next to a bar where musicians are "allowed" to play. And it's not a tiny little whole in the that can seat a maximum of 15 audience members. The Jazz Gallery is all about presenting amazing musicians in an environment that reinforces their talents and allows them to reach the maximum amount of audience members. It's clear that everything is devoted to the music...not to selling drinks (they only have wine for suggested donation) or making a crude connection to the jazz-business-marketplace. I've heard so much amazing music hear it's hard to keep it all straight in my mind.
The Jazz Gallery is one of my favorite places to play and hear music in NYC. Their programing is adventurous yet it always maintains a high standard in terms of quality. In other words i have NEVER heard a bad concert at the Jazz Gallery. The loft ambiance and the friendly staff make it even better. 6 stars (out of 5).