Welcome to the Village Vanguard web site, online since April 1999.
Updated Monday, October 21, 2013.
Info page updated Monday, October 21, 2013.
Schedule page now updated through February 02, 2014.
NEW YEAR'S EVE with THE BAD PLUS
Ring in 2014 with The Bad Plus!
Sets are at 9:30pm and 11:30pm. Tix are $150.00. Price includes BOTH sets (come for both or just for one) and a $25.00 credit towards drinks. Plus finger food & New Year's Eve party favors.
Tickets now available online
Lorraine Gordon honored as an NEA 2013 JAZZ MASTER
The National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters 2013
The NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship is the highest honor that our nation bestows on jazz artists. Each year since 1982, the program has elevated to its ranks a select number of living legends who have made exceptional contributions to the advancement of jazz.
2013 recipients: Lorraine Gordon, Mose Allison, Lou Donaldson & Eddie Palmieri.
Visit the NEA website.
LIVE BROADCASTS from THE VILLAGE VANGUARD.
"Live at The Village Vanguard" is a brand new monthly series from WBGO, NPR, and The Village Vanguard that presents jazz programming in a completely fresh way, using multi-platform media to heighten the jazz experience. Visitors to the WBGO website are able to listen to the concerts online in real time, and chat with WBGO's Special Projects Coordinator and host, Josh Jackson in a live conversation via the WBGO chat room, to discuss the performances as they happen. Photos are shot and uploaded during the performance, giving a complete live musical experience to visitors. Jackson also blogs live to www.WBGO.org/blog.
Upcoming shows in "Live at The Village Vanguard" series:
Peter Bernstein/Larry Goldings/Bill Stewart - Wednesday, November 13th.
Brian Blade Fellowship - Tuesday, December 10.
To visit the archive of past shows recorded for NPR's "Live At The Village Vanguard," click here.
Visit our online store to purchase Lorraine Gordon's book, A DVD on the early history of the club, Gift Certificates, embroidered caps & t-shirts.
Click here for the store.
Alive at the Village Vanguard: My Life In and Out of Jazz Time by Lorraine Gordon.
Here's what others are saying:
Lorraine Gordon has not only known everybody in jazz, but just about everybody else as well. This book is a must-read for all who love our city's roar, its music and its history.
-Ahmet Ertegun, Chairman, Atlantic Records.
She's beautiful, hilarious, ornery, out-spoken, sometimes outrageous, honest to a fault, endlessly quotable and simply the living spirit of jazz.
-Bruce Lundvall, Blue Note Records.
She's maintained the integrity of the Vanguard as a room where musicians play. It's a great feat, especially in our time, when integrity is a curse word and selling out a religion in our country. And it will be viewed that way, as a very great achievement not just for jazz but for our times.
Lorraine Gordon is why the Village Vanguard is what it is, and why it is.
RECIPIENT OF THE ASCAP DEEMS TAYLOR AWARD
The American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers has awarded the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award to Lorraine Gordon and Barry Singer in recognition of the excellence of their book, Alive at the Village Vanguard: My Life In and Out of Jazz Time.
Signed copies by Mrs. Gordon available exclusively from our online store or at the club.
Click for the book.
Or if you're in mid-town Manhattan, visit:
55 East 52nd Street
New York City 10055
In the arcade of the Park Avenue Plaza Building (btwn Park & Madison)
GUARANTEE YOUR SEATS. PRE-PAY ADMISSION ONLINE.
Guarantee your seats in advance. Pre-pay your admission to upcoming shows with your credit card. The process is secure and easy. Simply click on the link below to start. Generally shows are available for online purchase at least one month in advance.
Pre-pay admission here.
Give someone special a night at the Vanguard. Now available for purchase online from our store. Or call the club at (212) 255-4037 for details.