Minton's Playhouse

Minton's Playhouse, 206 W 118th St., Harlem, NY

Alexis on piano and singing with trio at this historic venue. Beautiful Stage with a great piano, sound and lights and a wonderful menu. Sets at 7:30 and 9:30pm Arguably, America’s greatest cultural contribution to the world has been jazz music. It may be argued with equal force that one of the most important shrines in the history of jazz was Minton’s Playhouse in Harlem.

Minton’s was the place where Bebop was born; the place, really, where the foundations of modern jazz were established. Founded in 1938 by the saxophonist Henry Minton (from whom the establishment took its name) Minton’s Playhouse became, over the next decade, the setting for a revolution in jazz.