275 Christian Avenue, Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631) 751 - 1895
Jazz Loft, Stonybrook
DescriptionThe Jazz Loft is located at 275 Christian Avenue, Stony Brook. Parking can be found on the street or in a parking lot across the street from the Three Village Inn. A stone walkway leads to the street-level, single door entrance, stone entryway, and another single door.
This two story building houses a museum and performance space. The first floor has several rooms of jazz memorabilia. There are wood floors throughout. Stairs, or an elevator-like lift, go to the second floor. This level has several more rooms of memorabilia and the performance space. Floors on this level are also wood. The floor in the cabaret area has Persian Rugs covering much of the floor. Tables and chairs are fairly close together. There is a small bar area at the back, serving drinks and snacks.
Single-occupancy, handicapped-accessible restrooms are located on the first floor, close to the main entrance. There are no baby-changing facilities.
- Attraction Type: museum, jazz club
Surface of lot: paved
Distance to venue: two blocks
Transportation to venue offered: na
Terrain: stone sidewalk if you park at Stony Brook Center
Places to rest: bench outside of entrance
Paths and walkways: concrete sidewalk, stone walkway
Doors: street-level, single door
Number of floors: 2
Elevators: yes - a lift
Steps and staircases: two staircases to second floor, about 20 steps
Width of aisles: can be a bit tight, but everything can be moved
Places to sit: tables and upholstered chairs
Location of restrooms: on main floor near main entrance
Type of restroom: large, single-occupancy, accessible
Ease of entry and exit: ok
Baby changing station: no
Available food services: drinks and snacks before and during intermission
Friendliness of staff: extremely friendly and helpful
Notes: *Parking can be found on the street or in the Town parking lot, which is located across the street from the Three Village Inn.
If you like live music; Jazz, Big Band sounds,Young at Heart programs, jam sessions, and/or family performances, The Jazz Loft has something for you. If you have never been to The Jazz Loft, in Stonybrook, you are missing something special.
The Jazz Loft officially opened in 2016 in a stone building from 1941. The Jazz Loft’s mission is one of Jazz preservation, education and performance. It has become a premier destination for all things Jazz. Its second floor performance space makes you think you are in a 1940s club.
The first floor, and part of the second, is a “jazz museum” housing jazz memorabilia, including instruments, photos, original sheet music and vintage LPs.
Our latest visit was for the sold out “Sinatra Vegas Revue.” It was incredible! The Jazz Loft Big Band, along with Tom Manuel (the Jazz Loft founder) and two wonderful singers (who turned out to be accomplished comedians ), made us feel as though we were in Las Vegas.
We were able to park close by on the street. If you do not find parking here, there is parking across the street at the Stony Book Center or in the parking lot across from The Three Village Inn.
You will find stone in front of the street-level, single door entrance, stone entryway and another single door. At this point you are in the museum and at the admission desk. Large, single-occupancy, accessible restrooms are located right here, so you might want to visit one of them before going upstairs (where there aren’t any restrooms).
There are twenty steps to the second floor. If this is not doable for you, there is an “elevator,” (more like a lift with a door).
Tables and upholstered chairs seem to be back to their pre-Covid numbers, rather close together. There is space to move things if one needs to navigate to a seat. Floors are wood with Persian rugs covering a good part of the floor. The lighting is soft, with candles on each table. The walls serve as a background for a variety of interesting artwork. A small bar area in the rear has drinks and snacks available. This is a lovely space in which to relax with a drink while waiting for the performance to begin.
Every performance we have been to has been wonderful. Long Island is lucky to have this exciting venue. The Jazz Loft offers a full calendar of events. Visit their website and take a look (http://www.thejazzloft.org">www.thejazzloft.org).
As always, we at Destination Accessible, advise you to check a venue’s website when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”
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