Keeping the Music Alive

Jazz, Soul, Blues. Latin, Hip Hop, World

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Mission

Founded in 2016, Harlem Late Night Jazz is a non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to maintaining and growing a vibrant jazz scene in Harlem. Our mission is to “keep the music alive” in its mecca…. Harlem, NY.

Harlem, once the home of world-famous late-night clubs and speakeasies, has lost many of its iconic clubs over the years including, Small’s Paradise, Clark Monroe’s Uptown House, The Sugar Cane Club, Jimmy’s Chicken Shack, and more recently, La Famille, St. Nicks Pubs, Lenox Lounge, Paris Blues and Showman’s Lounge. This crisis has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 and 2021 as more than 50% of Harlem’s venues may not reopen. Our Mission is now more important than ever before!

What we created is a new hybrid, multi-club network providing critical support to the preservation of live Jazz, Blues and Soul in Harlem. By connecting and booking the worlds finest musicians in Harlem’s finest clubs, we provide that unique experience you can only get from a Harlem late night. We are also working to build a reinvigorated audience and a heightened appreciation for jazz among the younger generations. We bring together Jazz masters and today’s young lions preserving and recreating “the music” for future generations.
For nearly 5 years we are proud to have booked and supported over 1000 of the world’s greatest musicians in music venues across Harlem. Because we jam late night, we provide an opportunity for the world’s greatest musicians to come together, play music, and invent. The musicians have more fun….and just play better!!

We are proud to be recipients of a 2017 Congressional Proclamation for our contributions to Harlem culture. We are also proud to have been thrice nominated for the Apple Award for outstanding achievement in support of NYC culture in 2018, 2019 and 2020 by the Guides Association of NYC. Harlem Late Night Jazz Inc. has partnered with the Jazz Foundation of America, The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce and the NAACP in this important mission.

We vow to continue our mission and invite you to join in our mission to keep the music alive.




Awarded Congressional Proclamation

Proud Co-Sponsors

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Three-time GANYC Arts and Culture award Nominee






OUR PARTNERS

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NAACP
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Jazz Foundation Of America
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Reggie Workman

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Jon Batiste, seen here at the 2014 Newport Jazz Festival, will take on a new gig as the bandleader for CBS' Late Show With Stephen Colbert.

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VENUES

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El San Juan

1429 5th Ave.

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Showman's

375 W 125th St

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The World Famous Cotton Club

656 W 125th St

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Red Rooster Harlem

310 Malcolm X Blvd

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Paris Blues

2021 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd

Room 623

271 W 119th St.

Patrick's Place

2835 Frederick Douglass Blvd.

Bill's Place

148 W 133rd St.

Gin Fizz

308 Lenox Ave.

Lenox Saphire

341 Malcolm X Blvd.