If you enjoy jazz, the Kitano Hotel on Park Ave. has just introduced its JAZZ at KITANO series, with a constantly changing schedule of acts from well known performers to lesser known rising stars.
We recently checked out Barbara Carroll, formerly of the Oak Room who performed a tight, set of standards—fingers flying over keyboard and her sexy, low voice belying her years (probably in her 80s). But just fabulous. There is usually a gay presence: On our most recent visit, out of about 20 couples 3 were gay male couples and 1 was a lesbian couple.
It’s on the lobby level of the hotel so just enter and proceed directly to the back. Alternatively, there is also a separate main entrance on 38th St. closer to Park Ave.
Enjoy small plates or a full meal of contemporary American cuisine with Pan Asian influences and a full bar.
Jazz performances take place every Monday through Saturday as follows:
- Monday: Open Jam Session from 8:00p.m. to 11:30p.m.
- Tuesday: Piano Solo Series from 8:00p.m. to 11:00p.m.
- Wednesday to Saturday: Live Jazz, two shows nightly. 8:00p.m. and 10:00p.m.
- Sunday: Tony Middleton Trio Jazz Brunch, two seatings at 11:00a.m. and 1:00p.m.
$10 cover, $15 minimum drink and food per person, per set on Wednesday and Thursday.
$25 cover, $15 minimum drink and food per person, per set on Friday and Saturday.