Ok, so Louis might not be around, but his successors are! If you're usually a bar rat but are craving something different this week, show your appreciation for the age-old genre of jazz with one of the following legendary jazz clubs.
Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola: At 2,300 square feet and offering jazz seven nights a week (while overlooking Central Park), Dizzy's is definitely one of upperscale venues. Just don't forget to make a reservation online before you go - it's first-come first-serve. Monday's there's a $30 cover, and $10 minimum at a table, or $5 at the bar; to go cheap, late-night Friday's and Saturday's are only $10 admission. The Time Warner Center, 10 Columbus Circle, New York NY 10023, (212) 258-9595
The Bad Plus, a revolutionary trio in the world of modern jazz, played their second show in the United States since the start of their fall tour, and the first show since the September 14th release of their new album Never Stop.
Embracing diversity as their strong point, and although Never Stop consists entirely of original tracks, Bad Plus has gained critical acclaim from their renditions of well-known rock songs just as Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit."
With a jaw-dropping, incredibly in-sync stage presence, the band wow-ed the Lower East Side crowd at the Bowery Ballroom this past weekend, following their solo opener Sam Newsome, whose flawless circular breathing techniques and slow, modest conversations with the crowd made him just as impressive as the feature act.