The Jazz Club at Aman New York: an upscale venue with prohibition-era verve
Midtown Manhattan has been buzzing since Aman New York opened its doors in the iconic Crown Building on 5th Avenue. The hotel lives up to the Aman brand’s mission of transporting guests away from the everyday with quiet, sophisticated spaces that exude elegance and warmth. And then there is the Jazz Club: an exclusive evening proposition tucked away in the furthest recesses of the hotel, accessible only through an unassuming secret entrance on West 56th Street.
An evening like no other
First come the knowing glances and anticipatory murmurs as elegantly dressed guests approach their speakeasy-inspired destination. A sense of urgency and rebellion accompanies them as they cross the threshold to behold all 3,000 square feet of Jean-Michel Gathy’s glamorously designed space. Intimate crescent banquettes and tables encircled by sleek upholstered chairs dot the floor beneath soft rings of light. The finishes are exquisite, the palette warm and rich, the lighting moody. Sumptuous curtains drape behind a 1962 Steinway baby grand piano.
The Jazz Club’s programming is varied and exciting—continually evolving at the hands of Creative Director Brian Newman, a six-time Grammy Award nominee. Music legends and the best new talent take the stage every night, with acts ranging from innovative contemporary jazz hybrids to American Songbook classics. Live performances are always followed by DJ sets that extend into the early morning hours.
When the time inevitably comes to partake in sips and bites, Aman New York’s snack menu proposes tantalizing options including seared A5 wagyu and a truffled grilled cheese sandwich, alongside an impressive list of wine, champagne, and spirits. Original cocktails inspired by Aman’s many global destinations envelop the senses with the addition of unique essences such as pandan from Indonesia and shisho from Japan.
Astonishing sound for exclusive events
The Jazz Club is fully equipped with some of the most advanced acoustic technologies in the world. Full-length sound dampening integrated into the walls, an abundance of loudspeakers and microphones, network, audio and fibre-optic patch bays can handle the setup requirements of any event from album recordings and launches to private parties.Performers and audience members will live a dynamic sound experience unlike any other thanks to the Constellation©system from Meyer Sound Laboratories. The technology allows the venue to actively optimize sound so that audience members can appreciate every nuance in the music while also being able to carry on a conversation at the table.
Open Tuesday to Saturday from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Live performances from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
DJ from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Writer: Jennifer Laoun-Rubenstein
Photos: © Courtesy of Aman