Half Note Club

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The Half Note was a jazz club located at 289 Hudson Street in New York City.

The club was known for showcasing up-and-coming jazz musicians in the 1950s and 1960s, defraying its costs with live radio broadcasts on Friday nights, hosted by Alan Grant.

The Half Note was one of a handful of legendary Manhattan nightclubs, including the Village Vanguard, the Village Gate, the Five Spot, and Slug's Saloon,[1] that featured world class jazz on a regular basis.

The Canterino family, who owned the Half Note, closed the club in 1972, and the location is now occupied by a deli.

Live recordings[edit]

Live radio recordings have been released, including those by John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley. The Lennie Tristano quintet was filmed at the Half Note in June 1964 for the CBS television show "Look up and Live," which was narrated by Dr. William Hamilton.


Coordinates: 40°43′32.5″N 74°0′28″W / 40.725694°N 74.00778°W / 40.725694; -74.00778