Culture Trip stands with Black Lives Matter. New York City is home to a number of legendary jazz clubs and lounges that have seen the likes of Duke Ellington, Miles Davis and Charlie Parker revolutionize the genre. While these icons may no longer be with us, the clubs they once graced are still located all over the city. While the man is gone, his spirit lives on with regular tributes. Today, rock, jazz and blues fans hit up this historic locale to enjoy music — and food — of the highest quality. The grungy bar offers a wide variety of entertainment — patrons can play pool, shuffleboard and ping-pong — and multiple shows a night.
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The music of New York City is a diverse and important field in the world of music. It is the birthplace of hip hop , boogaloo , doo wop , bebop , New York punk rock , and US new wave. It's also the birthplace of salsa music , born from a fusion of Cuban and Puerto Rican influences that came together in New York's Latino neighborhoods in the s. The city's culture, a melting pot of nations from around the world, has produced vital folk music scenes such as Irish-American music and Jewish klezmer. Beginning with the rise of popular sheet music in the early 20th century, New York's Broadway musical theater , and Tin Pan Alley 's songcraft , New York has been a major part of the American music industry. Music author Richie Unterberger has described the New York music scene, and the city itself, as " i mmense, richly diverse, flashy, polyethnic, and engaged in a never-ending race for artistic and cosmopolitan supremacy. New York has been a center for the American music industry since the earliest records in the early 20th century. Since then, a number of companies and organizations have set up headquarters in New York, from the Tin Pan Alley publishers and Broadway to modern independent rock and hip hop labels, non-profit organizations, and others.
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In a different age, about three months ago, 20 bucks could buy you up to four sets of music at Smalls , the pulsing Greenwich Village basement club celebrated for crowd-pleasing, unfussy jazz. Buy a drink and you were welcome to stick around for a 1 a. The clubs shuttered after performances on March 15, and their owner, Spike Wilner, said that even before the mandated shutdown, the crowds had diminished and musicians had been canceling gigs. Live music returns to Smalls on June 1, in a socially distant way, thanks to Mr. Wilner said last week. In a phone interview, Mr. He has booked a different jazz band at Smalls for two sets a night, at 7 and p. The musicians will be alone in the club except for an engineer and a manager. The audience will be at home, watching via the livestream that has regularly broadcast Smalls shows. No other major New York City jazz club is getting back to live, on-site performances so early.