Iridium Jazz Club, New York

February 18, 2017


Iridium Jazz Club

Daily, 7pm-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at 50th St.; C, E at 50th St.; B, D, E at Seventh Ave.; N, Q, R at 49th St.

Cover Charge

$20-$40

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Profile

The surfeit of jazz dives that once lined 52nd Street are long gone—as are many of the musical icons who played there—but in this sub-level Times Square venue, the Iridium does its best to recreate the halcyon days of the 1920s and 1930s. Sure, the air’s no longer smoky, the décor’s a shadow of what it was and you’re sitting knee-to-knee with the European tourists at the next table, but true jazz aficionados overlook those minor details to hear sets played by some of the best-known names in the biz: vocalist Jimmy Scott, guitarist Mike Stern, saxophonist Pharaoh Sanders, and the Mingus Legacy bands, to name a few. The late Les Paul used to headline Monday nights here. Now they honor his legacy with a weekly tribute, Les Paul Mondays, featuring his former backing band and special guests. Sightlines are excellent; acoustics are top notch; most sets last little more than an hour. — Amanda Pressner

Extra

Students with a valid ID get half-price tickets to all second sets on Tuesday through Thursday and Sunday.

Source: nymag.com
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