The National Jazz Museum In Harlem

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58 West 129th Street, New York, NY 10027
(212) 348-8300
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The National Jazz Museum In Harlem

Hours:    Thursday to Monday 11 AM - 5 PM


The National Jazz Museum in Harlem is dedicated to preserving and celebrating the history of Jazz. Founded in 1997 by Leonard Garment, advisor to two US presidents, and an accomplished jazz saxophonist, Abraham D. Sofaer. It has played an important role in preserving legends like Duke Ellington, Benny Carter, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Charles Mingus, Count Basie, Billie Holiday and John Coltrane.

Each year the museum produces and presents more than 80 programs in the city, with the participation of hundreds of Jazz artist, to which more than 20 thousand people from around the world come.

Collections and events: Check weekly events by clicking here. It is also home to the widely recognized Savory collection, which includes more than 100 hours of live recordings of jazz legends of the City of New York, issued on the radio between 1935 and 1941. You can listen to some of these recordings by clicking here

Tickets: The price of admission is by donation although it is advisable to ask how much is the suggested amount, children under 12 and Members Free.


Our advice:

  • Work during the day?, The National Jazz Museum in Harlem is perfect to attend after work and get a lesson in the history of music while you relax and enjoy live jazz.
  • Remember to respect the rules of the museum, do not bring food or drink to exhibitions, turn off the phone or activates the silent mode.