Jazz Standard (jazz club)

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Jazz Standard
Address116 East 27th Street
LocationNew York City
Coordinates40°44′32″N 73°59′02″W / 40.7422°N 73.9838°W / 40.7422; -73.9838Coordinates: 40°44′32″N 73°59′02″W / 40.7422°N 73.9838°W / 40.7422; -73.9838
Public transitSubway: "6" train"6" express train​ trains at 28th Street
OwnerDanny Meyer
Typejazz club
OpenedOctober 14, 1997 (1997-10-14)[1]
ClosedDecember 2, 2020 (2020-12-02)[2]
Bassist Alex Blake on stage at Jazz Standard in 2007.

Jazz Standard was a jazz club located at 116 East 27th Street in the Rose Hill neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. It frequently hosted well-known bands and musicians. The club was owned by restaurateur Danny Meyer and was located in the basement of one of his Blue Smoke restaurants.

The Mingus Big Band, the Mingus Orchestra, and Mingus Dynasty rotated every Monday night as the club's de facto house bands. The former won the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album for their album Live at Jazz Standard. The Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra played a week-long gig at the club every Thanksgiving since 2005.[3]

The magazine New York listed the club as a ″top 5 jazz joint″.[4] The New York City Jazz Record named Jazz Standard the "venue of the year" 2017.

On December 2, 2020, the Jazz Standard announced it would be closing its doors at 116 East 27th Street permanently, due to lack of revenue from COVID-19 and stalled rent negotiations.[2]


When the club opened in the fall of 1997 the upstairs restaurant was called "Standard".[1]



  1. ^ a b c ″Nightlife preview – New Clubs″, New York, p.131. September 8, 1997.
  2. ^ a b Pearis, Bill. "NYC's Jazz Standard has closed permanently due to COVID". Brooklyn Vegan. Retrieved December 2, 2020.
  3. ^ Fred Kaplan: "Maria Schneider's Jazz Orchestra: Thanksgiving Week at the Jazz Standard", stereophile. November 23, 2017.
  4. ^ "Top 5 Jazz Joints", New York. July 7, 2015.