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Jazz is the art of expression set to music! Jazz is said to be the fundamental rhythms of human life and man’s contemporary reassessment of his traditional values. Volumes have been written on the origins of jazz based on black American life-styles. The early influences of tribal drums and the development of gospel, blues and field hollers seems to point out that jazz has to do with human survival and the expression of life. The origin of the word "jazz" is most often traced back to a vulgar term used for sexual acts. Some of the early sounds of jazz where associated with whore houses and "ladies of ill repute." However, the meaning of jazz soon became a musical art form, whether under composition guidelines or improvisation, jazz reflected spontaneous melodic phrasing.
Greenhouse has already staged a number of high-profile events both in the United States, and internationally. With successful events executed by the Greenhouse brand at the Sundance Film Festival, Paris Fashion Week, the Cannes Film Festival, and the Toronto International Film Festival, Greenhouse has generated enormous interest among celebrity clientele and globally recognized corporations and charities. These satellite events have had attendees such as U2, Al Gore, Bruce Willis, HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, Jodie Foster, Felicity Huffman, Mary-Kate Olsen, Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Benicio Del Toro, Steven Soderbergh, and other celebrities of similar caliber.
Greenhouse is located at 150 Varick Street, in SoHo, and is designed to be a unique “green” experience. One of Greenhouse’s most spectacular attributes is the transparent ceiling fixture, comprised of over 5,000 individually hung crystals, which is designed to emulate a rolling landscape. The bars are clear recycled glass panorama designs, which displays lush natural scenes. With two floors and two separate sound systems, Greenhouse offers multiple VIP sections both upstairs and down, and a raised performance stage and backstage section. All of the décor is made of eco-friendly materials.
Since the 1950s the Café Wha? has been a favorite hot spot cornered in the heart of Greenwich Village. The 60s was an impressionable and revolutionary era. Artists of the time frequented the Café Wha? as it was known to be a sanctuary for talent; Allen Ginsberg regularly sipped his cocktails here. The Café Wha? was the original stomping ground for prodigies Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix. Bruce Springsteen, Peter, Paul & Mary, Kool and the Gang, as well as comedians, Richard Pryor and Bill Cosby also began their road to stardom on this historic stage. The Café Wha? encompassed the Beat Generation and continues to hold tight to its spirit, entertaining all walks of life.
21 years ago, June 1982 to be exact, something began to bubble on Varick Street in lower Manhattan. Fueled by a total commitment to exposing the musical wealth and heritage of the Afro-Latino Diaspora to as many people as possible, Larry Gold opened the doors to what would become New York City's premier venue for world music; Sounds Of Brazil, commonly known as S.O.B.'S.
The house band for the Live Rock N Roll Karaoke night at Arlene’s Grocery, subscribe to a theory. That is, that the animation of the performance - along with the execution of the songs, is inextricably tied to the success of the evening. Success in this instance means a packed house for the entire three-hour show, with everyone enjoying themselves fully, and frequently some relishing an unforgettable night.
The Bowery Ballroom is a music venue in the Bowery section of New York City. The structure, at 6 Delancey Street, was built just before the Stock Market Crash of 1929. It stood vacant until the end of WWII, when it became a high-end retail store. The neighborhood subsequently went into decline again, and so did the caliber of businesses occupying the space. Source
Travel by Car. From the East side, take the FDR to 14th Street or to Houston Street, Exit, go west to 3rd Avenue(from the north) and turn left (heading South), or Bowery heading north from Houston, go east to 11th Street at the Sony Theater.)
From the West Side take the West Side Highway to 14th St. or West Houston St.-Go East to Third Ave. (Heading South) or Bowery (heading North) To East 11th St.
In addition to an enormous 2,000 square foot dance floor, the club boasts a full stage (working full length shower), a state of the art lighting system, and spectacular Video Displays throughout. The ground floor is designed by Bohn and Associates, while the downstairs was designed by Bromley-Caldary Associates, both of NYC.
Over the years, the nightclub has garnered numerous awards and is recognized as the busiest nightclub in New York City. Recognition as the city’s top bar has come from: Next Magazine, HX Magazine, New York Press, The Village Voice, CityGuide and NewYorkMetro.com. Features have been in The Advocate, Out Magazine, New York Magazine, TimeOut New York, and the New York Times. The club’s space has been used as a set location for Sex & the City, The Daily Show, and documentaries. Additionally, it has been used for numerous feature films.
Well known among locals and visitors alike as a lounge, a club and an oasis from your everyday. Sit down among the rooftop palms or lay low in the James Bond style martini lounge. Sip a bit before you shake your troubles away on one of our two dance floors. Internationally known DJs spin techno and house for an intimate dance experience all but disappeared from downtown. Just off the historic Union Square, turn the corner and weekly parties, drink specials and hip hop classics beckon.
The Groove is the home of rhythm, blues and funk in New York City. Admission is always free and we carry a complete restaurant menu and a well stocked bar.
Cielo Club is a state-of-the-art space in downtown ultra chick Meet Packing District.
Laugh Lounge nyc returns the tradition of live comedy to the ever-more-trendy Lower East Side, home of Manhattan's original vaudeville theaters where the art of stand-up comedy originated. Laugh Lounge nyc embraces the Lower East Side's hipster incarnation with elements of the area's rich history of comedy clubs.
Today, time and the eternal bottom line have distilled the Vanguard experience down to the essentials: music, drinks (no coffee or tea) and history. The angled walls display generation-old photographs and posters of those who once regularly played the room: Charles Mingus. Dexter Gordon. Elvin Jones. A battered tuba breaks the array, and an unusual double-belled euphonium (a gift from trumpeter Jabbo Smith, it turns out) hangs above the bar.
It may seem so artfully minimal, but then jazz culture has always prized economy over embellishment. Still, Ms. Gordon feels that "this little old club deserves a birthday of its own. It's going to get a cake and a buffet: a real party for a 70-year-old grande dame." The celebration will last a full week, from Feb. 14 to 20, featuring a new or established Vanguard favorite headlining each night: trumpeter Roy Hargrove, the jazz-rock trio Bad Plus, guitarist Jim Hall, Philadelphia's famed Heath Brothers, and pianist Bill Charlap.
The High Line is a 1.45-mile-long elevated rail structure set to open in 2008 as a public open space. Running through the West Side neighborhoods of the Meatpacking District, West Chelsea and Clinton/Hell's Kitchen, it was built in the 1930s to remove dangerous trains from Manhattan’s streets. No trains have run on it since 1980. Friends of the High Line (FHL), a community-based 501(c)(3) non-profit group, formed in 1999 when the historic structure was under threat of demolition. FHL is currently working with the City of New York to transform the structure into a park. The High Line south of 30th Street was donated to the City by CSX Transportation in 2005. The team of Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro is now at work on a design for the High Line’s public landscape. Construction began in spring 2006. The first phase (Gansevoort Street to 20th Street) is projected to open in 2008. For more information, and to see designs for the new park, please visit www.thehighline.org.
From the moment you enter the Blue Note's special world, you become part of its exciting and spirited atmosphere. Sip an exotic drink, sample the great food. Whatever you choose, you'll enjoy jazz, America's most indigenous musical art form within close range of the clubs' famous stage and the superstars who perform on it.
The flagship New York club has earned the distinction of being the world’s premier jazz club and restaurant. Tony Bennett, George Benson, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Oscar Peterson, David Sanborn, Nancy Wilson, the late Sarah Vaughan and Dizzy Gillespie are just a few of the superstars that have called the Blue Note "home."
Although considered one of the top venues in the world for presenting Jazz, the Blue Note also feature all the biggest names in Blues, Latin, Brazilian, Fusion, R&B, Soul, Contemporary, Big Band and Popular music.
In the mid 1970s, the club became known as the birthplace of Bob Dylans Rolling Thunder Revue, which featured such names as Joni Mitchell, Roger McGuinn, Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Joan Baez, T-Bone Burnett, Ronee Blakely, Mick Ronson, and many other guest stars.
The Bitter End is a nightclub in New York City's Greenwich Village. It opened its doors in 1961 at 147 Bleecker Street under the auspices of owner Fred Weintraub. The club changed its name to The Other End during the 1970s. However eventually after a few years the owners changed the club's name back to the more recognizable Bitter End. Source: wikipedia.org