"Woodstock for the hot jazz set" 

-Bill Milkowski, Downbeat Magazine

One of Nate Chinen's Best Jazz Shows of 2014

JazzTimes Magazine

"...only in its third year, this daylong marathon has already become an eagerly anticipated musical event."

-Will Friedwald, The Wall Street Journal


2015 New York Hot Jazz Festival

30 acts - 14 hour - 3 stages - 1 HUGE party!

Join us for the 3rd annual NEW YORK HOT JAZZ (AND SWING!) FESTIVAL marathon. This year the party of the year returns to the beautiful and historic Players Club and once again  features multiple rooms with continuous live music for nearly 14 hours from 16 bands, 8 solo pianists, a dozen special guest artists as well as a late night jam session band with a raucous after party.  Dancing is encouraged and inevitably irresistible; Swing dancers will be particularly delighted by The Players' optimal Ballroom dance floor. Once again, while three stages on the two upper levels will be devoted to non-stop live music, the lower level of the Players will feature a day-long screening of hot jazz and swing films.  Celebrating traditional jazz with rising stars and legendary performers  the fest will once again showcase the best talent of the Hot Jazz and Swing Renaissance in New York and beyond with the music spanning the entire breadth and scope of early jazz from the beginnings in New Orleans up through the Roaring '20s and the Prohibition and well into the Swing era.


Overlooking Gramercy Park this gorgeous clubhouse holds more than a century of social club history,boasting founding members such as Mark Twain, Laurence Hutton, and William Tecumseh Sherman.




16 Gramercy Park  South, NYC (btw Park Ave and Irving Place on 20th Street) N/R/6 subway to 23rd Street or 4/5/6/L/N/Q/R subway to 14th St Union Sq.