Jazz in New York, once the province of Harlem and Greenwich Village, more and more seems to be finding
new quarters in areas that once were considered too upscale for the music. Until recently, Park Avenue was about as out of bounds a locality as one could select for swinging sounds, but Kitano, located at 66 Park Avenue (between 37th and 38th Streets), has changed that situation. The luxury Japanese hotel, with a history dating back to the 19th Century (when it was owned by the Rockefellers) has chosen to
transform its second floor bar/lounge into an intimate well-appointed club several nights a week - inviting visitors into its luxurious environment to hear the rich sounds of jazz.