The St. Regis New York has played host to some of the finest jazz musicians in history.
In 1927, at the height of the legendary Jazz Age, The St. Regis New Yorkexpanded its presence by adding two new floors, including a magnificent ballroom known as the St. Regis Roof. On opening night, 500 guests gathered for a gala that featured the 18-piece Vincent Lopez Orchestra. This performance opened the door for jazz to become an indelible feature of the hotel, where such greats as Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Buddy Rich captivated Guests.
In celebration of the brand’s ties to the genre, the “Jazz Legends at St. Regis” series was created as a way to celebrate contemporary jazz paired with modern interpretations of the classics played at The St. Regis New York in the 1930s and 1940s.
Aimed at presenting the next generation of jazz stars to a discerning audience, the brand launched the series in April 2015, headlined by acclaimed British jazz musician and Grammy winner Jamie Cullum. His love of jazz was on display for the live, intimate performances at St. Regis hotels around the world —kicking off at The St. Regis Washington D.C., and stopping at St. Regis hotels in Mexico City, San Francisco, Mumbai, Bangkok, New York and Macao.
Remaining committed to celebrating its beloved soundtrack, St. Regis hotels partnered with New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center in 2010 to develop jazz clubs in St. Regis hotels around the world. With Wynton Marsalis, Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, at the helm, the groundwork was laid to provide music lovers of all sorts the opportunity to experience world-class jazz in a modern, authentic way.
The first jazz club debuted in Qatar at The St. Regis Doha in April 2012. Doha is only the beginning, though. Four more clubs were unveiled over the next five years at new St. Regis hotels being built around the world.
Learn more about jazz at The St. Regis New York.