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We thank our Harlem Late Night Jazz, Inc (HLNJ, Inc) Family and Friends for being patient as we made bold new changes to our programming. We are thrilled to share the exciting new choices for on our Winter Calendar as we prepare for our Inaugural HLNJ Benefit Gala & Concert!  June 18, 2020.  

We have Grammy-Award winning artists, new residencies, cd releases, collaborations & jams  coming to you in 2020…from happy hours to late night…we are “keeping the music alive” in Harlem. HLNJ wants to offer our latest addition: HLNJ Venue Endorsements for winter 2020. The hottest places to go in Harlem…:ENDORSED

Bill’s Place (148 W. 133rd… btwn Lenox & Adam Clayton Powell Bvld) 

El San Juan 5th Ave (1429 5th Ave @ 116th St). 

Gin Fizz (308 Lenox Ave. – New York, NY 10027)

Lenox Saphire, (341 Malcolm X Blvd. @ 127th);

Paris Blues, 2021 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, New York, NY 10027

Patrick’s Place, (2835 Frederick Douglass Blvd. @ W151st St);

Red Rooster Harlem (310 Malcolm X Blvd @125th) 

Showman’s, 375 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027

OUR WINTER CALENDAR – JAZZ UPTOWN

SUNDAY’S: HARLEM LATE NIGHT JAZZ Endorsed Event: RED ROOSTER HARLEM: “SOUL JAZZ SUNDAYS WITH THE NATE LUCAS ALL-STARS 7PM – 11PM
The explosive organ of Nate Lucas, high energy, and an electric Red Rooster vibe create one exhilarating night of music. All-star musicians, including, Victor Wise, John Smith, Gary Fritz, and others including a cavalcade of spectacular vocalists for one explosive night of music! Come out for a drink and a bite, stay for the show and dance if you feel it!

MONDAY’S: HARLEM LATE NIGHT JAZZ @ EL SAN JUAN RESTAURANT, MONDAY NIGHT MASTERS IN RESIDENCE! 8PM – 1AM….Starting February 10 , 2020
Frank Lacy is our first master in residence, Every Monday night Mr. Lacy is bringing his Jazz, Soul, Funk and Fusion sides in residence at the El San Juan. Watch Frank Lacy and his varied bands stretch out on the music. Come bring your instrument and join in on the fun. Come out and witness first hand this magical musical ride through the minds of the masters.

Hosted by C. Kelly Wright. Doing our part to keep the music alive in Harlem. Join the Mission, Support the Mission, Share the Mission!

TUESDAY’S: HARLEM LATE NIGHT JAZZ Endorsed Event: PARIS BLUES: 
JOHN COOKSEY’S SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION! 9PM -1AM
Paris Blues is a historic Blues and Jazz club in Harlem. Harlem’s oldest dive bar but unlike most dive bars, Paris Blues has amazing nightly performances. There is no cover for shows; they even serve nightly food for those wanting. There’s typically a two-drink minimum.

John Cooksey, Drummer writer-Band leader, blows it up!! Cooksey worked with artist such as Ashford and Simpson, Noel Pointer, Phillis Hyman, Roy Ayers, Carlos Garnet, Micheal Urbainiak & The Persuaders. If you like to party on Tuesday, this is it! Bring dancing shoes!

WEDNESDAY’S: HARLEM LATE NIGHT JAZZ Endorsed Event: PARIS BLUES: 
The LES GOODSON SOUL JAZZ BAND!: 9PM – 1AM 
Paris Blues is a historic Blues and Jazz club in Harlem. Harlem’s oldest authentic dive bar with amazing nightly performances. Master saxophonist Les Goodson leads an all-star cast. Les Goodson (Tenor Sax), Marcus Persiani (Piano), John Cooksey (Drums), Don Pate (Bass).

No Cover! Free Food! Surprise Guests! A tourists favorite; makes for a great melting pot.

THURSDAY’S: HARLEM LATE NIGHT JAZZ Endorsed Event: LENOX SAPHIRE: 
THE PHIL YOUNG EXPERIENCE: 7PM – 11PM 
Phil Young leads a band of master musicians in a seriously hot jam in Harlem. Master musicians, Patience Higgins, Melvin Davis, Sandro Albert, James Zollar, Michael Rorby, Gary Fritz and more blow it up! Jazz, Soul, Blues, the hippest band in Harlem gives it all to you. Come out to have a good time and join the Harlem Hip. West African inspired menu full of fan favorites. Atmosphere most welcoming.

THURSDAY’S: HARLEM LATE NIGHT JAZZ  Endorsed Event: PATRICK’S PLACE: 
THE NATE LUCAS ALL-STAR: 7:00PM – 12:00PM 
If you’re further uptown, another hard hitting night of music featuring Nate Lucas All-Stars. Patrick’s Place is a great choice for a great hang! No cover/no worries, just a great night. A perfect place to be on a Thursday night in Harlem. The food is the finest Caribbean fare. A very local and warm atmosphere.

FRIDAY’S: HARLEM LATE NIGHT JAZZ Endorsed Event: BILL’S PLACE: 
BILL SAXTON QUARTET W/ TWO SETS 8PM &10PM
Legendary saxophonist Bill Saxton blows up his own speakeasy on West 133rd, the original “Swing Street”. Harlem’s only authentic speakeasy got its start in the early years of Prohibition during the 1920’s. If you want to step back into a bygone era of the small, cozy elbow touching Harlem parlor, with live jazz”in your face”and outrageous jazz musicians, you must come to see Bill Saxton lead the Harlem All Stars on Friday nights!

FRIDAY’S: HARLEM LATE NIGHT JAZZ Endorsed Event: GIN FIZZ HARLEM: 
GIN FIZZ HARLEM 8PM – 11:00PM
Located in the “Heart of Harlem” on Lenox Avenue @ 125th Street, Gin Fizz Harlem remains reminiscent of a speakeasy of the 30’s and 40’s with its dimly lit room, velvet banquets and small tables, most placed right in front of the stage ensuring an intimate experience. Shows have had a common whisper…….. “this place has a Great Vibe.”

SATURDAY’S: HARLEM LATE NIGHT JAZZ Endorsed Event: ROOM 623 
“The Late Set” 9pm doors open / 10pm music. 
Featuring live Jazz with world-class musicians every Friday night. Serving classic & artisanal cocktails along with a late-night dinner menu. Inspired by St. Nick’s Pub, The Lenox Lounge & The Sugar Cane Club, “The Late Set” at ROOM 623 offers a high energy, spontaneous “Jazz party” vibe with top notch musicians from around the world and around the corner! 

SATURDAY’S: HARLEM LATE NIGHT JAZZ Endorsed Event: SHOWMAN’S JAZZ CLUB 
The Best in Live Jazz & Blues 9PM – 2:00AM
Just a few steps from the legendary Apollo Theatre, Showman’s is a rare pearl in the busy and chaotic NYC. Harlem’s longest standing jazz club, serves up cocktails with a side of history. It is an authentic home of jazz with a B3 Hammond organ to prove it. Club opens at 2pm, the music starts 9:30PM – 2:00AM, and while there is no cover for the club, there is a two-drink limit with a set price of about $7 per drink.

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