Village Vanguard

From 1935 until his death in 1989, Max Gordon ran the nearly 80 year old Village Vanguard, one of the city’s most colorful jazz spots. Over the decades, hundreds of jazz musicians, spanning a number of generations and aesthetic viewpoints, converged here to blow their brass horns and wail their melodies. Today, bands typically sit in residence here for six nights in a row, developing their in-house sound.