Best place to see Woody Allen shred a clarinet: Café Carlyle
35 E 76th St, Upper East Side
Guys, turns out Woody Allen has been moonlighting here as a clarinet player in The Eddy David New Orleans Jazz Band every Monday night for over a decade. And he's pretty good at it! It’ll cost you to hear him though, as this part of the hotel is a supper club with a $75+ per person food and beverage minimum. On the other side of the hotel, however, you’ll find Bemelmans Bar, which has live jazz every night for a nominal cover charge. Either way, don't forget your jacket.
Best musician hang: Vodou Bar
95 Halsey St, Bed-Stuy
Although it's popular for crowded late-night DJ dancing on weekends, occasionally there will be live jazz. Neighborhood people do hang out on these nights, but it’s mostly musicians. “It’s a bit insular,” Danny says. So at least you know it's authentic!