A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from June 18, 2021
Big Apple Jazz Tours (1997-present)

“New York, the ‘Big Apple,’ the jazz mecca” was printed in Hart’s Guide to New York City (1964) by Harold H. Hart. New York City has also been called a “jazz capital.” “Big Apple” is a New York City nickname that has been popular with jazz musicians since the 1930s.

Big Apple Jazz Tours was started in 1997 by Gordon Polatnick.


Big Apple Jazz Tours
Our Story
We started in 1997 as a guide service specializing in the music scenes of New York City. We are the recognized leader in introducing visitors, businesses, and student groups to the world capital of jazz. From Harlem’s history and hidden jazz haunts to the nation’s greatest clubs in the Village and Midtown Manhattan – We not only show you where it’s at, we introduce you to all the cats!

“This tour, hosted by New York jazz expert Gordon Polatnick, is the real deal for jazz buffs.”
~ Brian Silverman Frommer’s NYC 2017 & NYC For Dummies.


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ESP:: Play! - Big Apple Jazz Tours - This intimate tour explores the lively jazz scene in New Y… http://bit.ly/8noFpD #NYC
10:53 AM · Jan 22, 2010·Twitter Web Client

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We’re legitimized! Review of Big Apple #Jazz Tours in #NewYorkCity #Frommers http://frommers.com/destinations/newyorkcity/A1013492.html via
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10% discount just ask.
2:42 PM · Jan 13, 2012·Twitter for Websites

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Big Apple Jazz Tours is featured in this short NYC Music Trail story on WFUV - check it out - it’s short and sweet. http://fb.me/1MC4QoMca
4:54 PM · Jul 18, 2012·Facebook

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Gordon Polatnick
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Big Apple Jazz Tours on #Yelp: Spotted this cool new mural on last month’s tour through #Harlem. http://yelp.com/biz_photos/big-apple-jazz-tours-harlem?pt=biz_photo&ref=twitter&select=tppXKXTke_siHXNkfcNisQ
11:29 AM · Mar 30, 2013·Yelp

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Gordon Polatnick
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There is no place like Harlem. Take an insiders look with Big Apple Jazz Tours’ #Harlem Juke Joint Tour. #sylvias
10:36 AM · Feb 10, 2016·Twitter for iPhone

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Gordon Polatnick
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Conde Nast Traveller hooked up Big Apple Jazz Tours in this article: 5 cool New York tours you’ll actually do http://cntraveller.com/gallery/new-york-walking-tours#kkZK4Pz3Kd8 #airbnbexperience #harlemjazzcrawl #harlem #jazz
5 cool New York tours you’ll actually do
From late-night jazz crawls to abandoned subway stations, discover a side of New York City you’ve never seen before with a unique walking tour
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12:57 PM · May 8, 2018·Twitter Web Client

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Gordon Polatnick
@BigAppleGordon
Big Apple Jazz Tours’ Loving Tribute to the underground Harlem Jazz Scene https://youtu.be/3_6YkRWUaik #harlem #jazz #photography #bigapplejazz
Big Apple Jazz Tours’ Loving Tribute to the underground Harlem Jazz…
This video is my tribute to the Harlem jazz scene I’ve had the privilege to enjoy and promote since 1997. The video was created in April 2020, during the pan…
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12:02 AM · Apr 22, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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Jazz Standard
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Check out this video made by Big Apple Jazz Tours in honor of Jazz Appreciation Month. http://ow.ly/FMFW50zsjFd. #nycjazz #jazz #bigapple
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Portrait of a Jazz City in Lockdown
Big Apple Jazz Tours presents a Jazz Appreciation Month 2020 offering: Portrait of a Jazz City in Lockdown. Photos by Gordon Polatnick; videos by Gordon and ...
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