Follow the Music

Follow the Music

The McKittrick Hotel is rather famously known for playing host to the interactive theater production Sleep No More. You've probably heard rumors about it floating amongst chatter of your coolest friends. But what many people have not been informed of is that the hotel is also home to a lovely roof garden and bar, Gallow Green, as well as periodic musical shows in the Manderley Bar below, which you can visit without the costly entrance fee to the play. Last week, the well-equipped space was stage for Jon Batiste and the Stay Human band, a modern jazz ensemble who paired classic tunes with invigorating solos that pushed the limits of the musical avant-garde. As the band paraded down the narrow isles of the venue, weaving between the tiny bistro tables and a full house, the otherworldly atmosphere was palpable. Strong cocktails will do that to you, (they happen to serve very fine liquors as well) but so will good music.

» McKittrick Hotel, 530 W. 27th St., no phone.