What CBGB was to punk rock, the Village Vanguard is to jazz. One look at the photos on the walls will show you who's been through since 1935, from Coltrane, Miles, and Monk to recent appearances by Bill Charlap and Roy Hargrove. Expect a mix of established names and high-quality local talent, including the Vanguard's own jazz orchestra on Monday nights. The sound is great, but sightlines aren't, so reserve or come early for a front table. If you are looking for serious jazz, this is the place.
- © Frommer's 2013
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I am a concierge and just called V.V. on behalf of some guests from Europe and am shocked at how bizarre and rude the person who answered the phone was. I make reservations and inquiries...
- posted on 05.14.12
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