Music in 




New York City has the most legendary music scene in the world.  Whether the sold out concerts at Madison Square Garden to the extended runs at Radio City Music Hall to the legend of how to get to Carnegie Hall to the old Harlem Speakeasies to Amateur Night at the Apollo to the marathon ovations at Lincoln Center to the alumni of The Julliard School to the birth place of Hip Hop Music and the demise of CBGB's to the longevity of Roseland, the legend has endless footnotes for every era and genre imaginable. As one of the most famous songs about New York suggests, "If I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere..."  Take it from Ol' Blue Eyes (above) New York remains the proving ground for musicians from all over the world.


Pavarotti, Billy Joel, Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, Barbara StriesandGeorge Gershwin, Blondie, Leonard Bernstein, James Brown, The Grateful Dead, Diana RossElton John, Mary J Blige, Louis Armstrong, Sly and the Family Stone, Leontyne Price, and RunDMC are just a tiny fraction of artist who have left indelible marks on the greatest stages New York has known.

The various types of music available in New York is an additional indication of this city's diversity. Due to a limited staff, only two genres will be covered in detail: Jazz and R&B.  Enjoy your musical exploration.