Follow in the footsteps of the legendary jazz musician Louis Armstrong in New York City and discover the history of jazz. Learn about Armstrong’s personal life and musical career. See famous jazz venues and get tickets for a fantastic jazz concert!

  • Hear the story of Louis Armstrong in NYC with a 5-Stars Private Guide
  • Discover interesting facts and anecdotes about the legendary jazz musician
  • See famous music venues and learn about jazz history
  • Enjoy an unforgettable jazz concert in the Jazz Capital of America
  • Take advantage of transfers by private car with a pickup and drop-off service

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Activity details

  • 2 to 3,5 Hours
  • Private TourExclusive only for you
  • Just buy and we instantly organizeYour booking ensure the tour is already fully organized, just come and enjoy!
  • Live GuideEnglish, German, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Polish
  • Walking tour
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New York is known as the Jazz Capital of America thanks to the legends like the brilliant trumpeter and vocalist Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong. Join us on this exclusive jazz-themed tour to see famous jazz venues and learn about the personal life and career of Armstrong. Travel back to the golden age of jazz!

The 2-hour tour will begin in front of Jazz at Lincoln Center, which is one of New York’s hottest jazz venues, known for great acoustics and performances of top jazz musicians. From there you will head to Seventh Avenue to see Carnegie Hall, a legendary music hall where Louis Armstrong performed several times. This is also where in 1912, James Reese Europe and his Clef Club Orchestra presented the monumental Concert of Negro Music. All places visted from the outside.

Follow down the avenue to see famous Broadway theatres like the Winter Garden Theatre and the dazzling Times Square. Your Private Guide will take you on a journey through the history of jazz and share interesting facts and anecdotes about Armstrong, including excerpts from his daily life in Queens, the creation of his greatest hits, his friendships with other jazz legends etc. You will see the historic Hudson Theatre, which hosted the 1929 production of Hot Chocolates that Armstrong starred in. The tour will end at the prestigious Birdland Jazz Club.

The 3,5-hour tour includes a 2-hour jazz-themed walking tour with private transfers between the meeting and your New York accommodation. Take advantage of a pickup and drop-off service in a clean, air-conditioned vehicle to avoid the use of unreliable public transport and taxis. This is the most convenient way to enjoy this exclusive tour.

Choose the extended 3-hour option to receive tickets to the evening jazz concert after the tour. In many ways, New York City is the centre of the jazz world, providing a platform for the living legends as well as the stars of tomorrow. We will provide tickets for a concert at one of the city’s top jazz venues. Learn about jazz history during the day, and experience an intimate live jazz performance in the evening.

  • Private Walking Tour about Louis Armstrong and jazz history with concert tickets
  • 5-Stars Guide with Official NYC License speaking fluently in chosen language
  • Lots of information about Louis Armstrong and jazz history
  • Tickets for the evening jazz concert (in 3-hour option)
  • Transfers by private car with pickup and drop-off to your accommodation (in 3,5-hour option)

Important information

Meeting point

In front of the Jazz At Lincoln Center, 10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10023, United States. Please do not enter the venue, it is only a meeting point Open in Google Maps

Important information

What you should know

  • Please check your email the day before the tour in order to receive important information
  • The 3,5-hour option includes an approximately 1,5-hour round-trip transfer between the meeting point and your accommodation. Please note that the transfer time quoted is for information purposes only and the exact schedule will depend on the location of your NYC accommodation
  • We will arrange private transfers in a standard car (sedan) for groups of 1-4 people, and in a large van for groups of 5 people and more. If you’re travelling in a smaller group but want to travel in a more spacious car, we recommend booking a tour for 5 people to take advantage of the van transport
  • The jazz concert is a separate attraction and usually starts in the evening between 5:30-8 PM. The concert program and venue depends on the size of the group, day, time and availability, but we will always consider your best experience when organising the tickets. You can find the exact time and place of the concert on your concert ticket attached to the email. The guide will not accompany you at the venue