Village Vanguard

About Village Vanguard

The Village Vanguard is a jazz club located at 178 7th Avenue South in Greenwich Village, New York City. The club was opened on February 23, 1935, by Max Gordon. At first, it featured a variety of acts including folk music, poetry, comedy and reviews, but switched to a primarily all-jazz format in 1957.

Over 100 jazz albums have been recorded at the venue since the album under Sonny Rollins' name in 1957. The two most famous engagements in the club's history are probably those of Bill Evans ...

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