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Smoke Jazz Club

  • Music
  • Upper West Side
  • price 2 of 4
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended
  1. Time Out, Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
    Time Out, Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
  2. Time Out, Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
    Time Out, Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
  3. Time Out, Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
    Time Out, Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
  4. Time Out, Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
    Time Out, Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
  5. Time Out, Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
    Time Out, Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
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Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

After a two-year-long closure caused by the pandemic, the iconic Smoke Jazz Club on the Upper West Side has reopened at 2751 Broadway by 106th Street and the beloved venue has undergone a transformation.

Husband and wife co-owners Paul Stache and Molly Sparrow Johnson have taken on two adjacent storefronts (a decision that was made pre-pandemic) in order to expand the jazz club, which is now home to an attached lounge as well. The instantly recognizable full-length bar that patrons were used to saddling up to in the original iteration of the venue is now found in the new lounge. The additional space also allows for a larger stage.

Given that the club first opened on April 9, 1999, the owners are no strangers to the sorts of disasters that deeply affect a business. Some may even argue that their ability to survive the 9/11 attacks, various economic crashes, fires and more has contributed to the way they have handled the COVID-19 pandemic. Abiding by the new laws of the land, Stache and Johnson in fact pivoted their original business model—for a time no longer reliant on in-person jazz sessions—to include a streaming concert series, sidewalk shows, outdoor dining and more. 

Details

Address:
2751 Broadway
New York
10025
Cross street:
between 105th and 106th Sts
Transport:
Subway: 1 to 103rd St
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