"As Seen in the Media" List

Gordon Polatnick's Big Apple Jazz Tours
(and EZ's Woodshed)

Love to Travel - Blog
Gordon Polatnick and Pat Metheny - Big Apple Jazz ToursGordon Polatnick - Big Apple Jazz Tours
by Jack Clement

WFUV-FM   July.18.2012

Swing Street       NYC MUSIC TRAIL: 52nd Street  by Jake Neher


The Rough Guide to New York City, 2012
"Insider Gordon Polatnick offers a fabulous introduction to the Harlem jazz scene with walking
and bus tours that typically take in some of the lesser-known clubs and plenty of jazz history."

by Stephen Keeling

Sydney Morning Herald May 20, 2011
Brisbane Times May 21, 2011

Rhythm of the Street
by Paul Willis 

"In the back, the band has set up on a small stage: a dusty upright against the wall,
the contours of the sax reflected in a solitary spotlight. 'Billie Holiday
played here when she was a teenager,' Gordon Polatnick, our guide, says, as the
heavyset piano man strikes the chords of the first number..."

Metro New York Off the Beaten Path®:
A Guide to Unique Places
Susan Finch - May 18, 2010




Broke-Ass Stuart's Guide to Living Cheaply in New York City

"My favorite thing about this place is that it kinda acts as a hang out for everyone
in the neighborhood who gives a fuck about the past, present, and uncertain
 future of Harlem.  I ended up getting into this crazy 25 minute conversation
with a lady about the politics of gentrification in New York.  It's strange to be
in Harlem right now and watch the neighborhood change right in front of your eyes. 
Hopefully there will always be space for places like Big Apple Jazz."

by Stuart Schuffman, 2008

February 20, 2011

Jazz in Harlem: 'A labor of love' seeks a helping hand
by Managing Editor, Rolando Pujol

Blue Wings: Finnair Magazine    October 2010  Page 18

By Laura Palotie

Toni On! New York
WPIX-TV Channel 11 in New York City
Segments aired on Feb. 11, 13, 14, 2010
Gordon Polatnick and Toni Senecal in front of Lenox Lounge.  Toni On! New York TV segment 2010
click Our segment of show YouTube click
Toni Senecal produced a travel episode on Jazz in New York
and took a Big Apple Jazz Tour to Harlem with us.

Toronto Star     Dec. 28, 2009

Do the Harlem shuffle
by Carol Ann Davidson

New York Times    July 7, 2009
The Big Apple Placque photo by Barry Popickt
The Mystery of the Big Apple Jazz Club Sign
By A. G. Sulzberger

Elmore Magazine   Jan/Feb 2009

Jazz: Harlem Still Swings
by Gordon Polatnick

BrooWaha Los Angeles  November 14, 2008

Big Apple Jazz: EZ Woodshed Cafe
 by Kim  

N Y 1 News TV    October 11, 2008

Jazz Lives Here: 24 Hours of Jazz: Part 3
by Stephanie Simons

NY TIMES    July 5, 2008

Coda Is Heard for a Daytime Jazz Club in Harlem
by Timothy Williams
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N Y 1 News TV    June 26, 2008

Struggling Harlem Jazz Club Turns To Its Past To Find A Future

by Stephanie Simons


Harlem Rent Parties at EZ's Woodshed
by Stephen Mejias 
March 7, 2008



Uptown Flavor

Review: A Visit to Big Apple Jazz A.K.A. EZ’s Woodshed
by illoquentgent
January 17, 2008

NBC-TV News 4 You

New York City Local News with Perri Pelz
October 19, 2007

All About Jazz

EZ's Woodshed
 March 2007 / page 8 & 34


New York City and All That Jazz
by Jordan R. Young

Ground Report
Documentary on EZ's Woodshed
Harlem's New Jazz Hub
by Laura Palotie

Blog Entry
Harlem's Casual Jazz Hub
by Laura Palotie
September 21, 2007

San Antonio Express-News
Afternoon In Harlem
Video report by Noelia Santos

New York Living


February 07/  pgs 39, 50-52

Jazz Improv (New York)

Big Apple Jazz
 January 07/page 15

Uptown Flavor

Big Apple Jazz
by reefinyateef
August 20, 2006

Queens Chronicle (New York)

Astoria Tour Guide Shows Off City’s Little-Known Jazz Haunts
by Alex Hutchinson
Jan. 27, 2005

Associated Press

New York Tourism is Booming as 9-11 Aftermath Recedes

by Verena Dobnik
Dec. 12, 2003


New York Tourism is Booming as 9-11 Aftermath Recedes
by Verena Dobnik
Dec. 12, 2003

BayStatements/BlogSpots (Massachusetts)
What's with the links? 4. Aum Fidelity and Big Apple Jazz.

NY Daily News (New York)
Art against domestic abuse
November 22, 2006

Columbia News Service (New York)
Catching the beat of hidden Harlem
by Jessica Ramakrishnan
May 2, 2006

Daily Candy (New York)
Harlem Renaissance
Big Apple Jazz/EZ’s Woodshed Opens
by Jeralyn Gerba
March 10, 2006

London Times (UK)
New York jazz
Are there family-friendly Jazz clubs in New York?
by Julia Brooks
April 20, 2006

Live Door News (Japan)
by Akiko Kudo

Jazz Police (US)
by Ronaldo Oregano

Enclave de Jazz (Uruguay) en espanol
by  Mariana Reyes Angleró

All About Jazz (New York)
by Michael Ricci

de Volkskrant (Netherlands)
by Gerdy van der Stap

AOL City Guide (New York)
by Yon Motskin (Editor)

NBC-TV and NYC-TV show: $9.99 (New York)
by Adele Merlino

Pittsburgh Post Gazette - (Pittsburgh)
by Eleanor Berman, Travel Arts Syndicate

Amsterdam News (New York)
by Ron Scott

Hot House (New Jersey)
by Paul Blair

Jazz Improv (New York) (March 06)
by Jamie Cosnowsky

Jumeirah Magazine (Dubai)
by Editor

The Mississippi Rag (Minnasota)
by David French

Essentially America (UK)
by Richard Gilbert

Time Out Kids (New York)

Jazz-E-News (WBGO - Newark, NJ)

WVOX - AM   Z Travel & Leisure New Rochelle, NY
with Art and Susan Zuckerman

 Immerse Yourself In NYC's Music Scene on a
Spectacular Big Apple Jazz Tour!

Big Apple Jazz Tour outside St. Nick's Pub, Harlem, NYC
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The Big Apple Jazz Store and EZ's Woodshed RIP
Open for business 7 days: 10:30AM - 8:30PM
(Weekend sets from 8:30PM - 11:00PM)
In Harlem at
2236 AC Powell Blvd
AKA: 7th Ave
(131st/132nd Streets)
212 283-JAZZ (5299)
B/C or 2/3 train to 135th
M2 Bus to front of venue
email: gordon@bigapplejazz.com