4:05 min May 02, 2022

Deer Head Inn

Home of Jazz in the Pocono Mountains!

The Deer Head Inn, home of jazz in the Pocono Mountains for more than 60 years, is the oldest continuously running jazz club in the country. Gather for great food and entertainment! This non-smoking, four-story hotel, features live music most Fridays through Sundays. The Inn is conveniently located in Delaware Water Gap next to the Appalachian Trail.

“The music has been going on continuously here for over seventy years with such greats as Phil Woods, Erbie Green, Keith Jarrett played here. One of my favorite pianists who just won a Grammy recently with Tony Bennett, Bill Charlap loves playing here. We have the legendary drummer Bill Goodwin who is living right upstairs," said Denny Carrig. 

Carrig and his partners bought the club years ago when they got inspired while on a hike looking down at the Delaware River.

“I started coming here, considerably underage as a member of a band, which was the only way I could get in to hear John Coates Jr. This would have been in the late 1970’s and fell in love with jazz, fell in love with the music and the very inviting and welcoming scene here. The rest as they say is at least my history of falling in love with music that is for me freedom and joy” said Steve Krawitz.

The Deer Head Inn is a hub to much more than just jazz.

“You can leave your car right where it is and enjoy the town. This road right out to the side is part of the Appalachian trail. There’s a lot of beautiful things to do here” said Carrig.

If you’re a jazz lover, or you would like to experience jazz for the first time, this is the place to be join us at the Deer Head Inn and create lifelong musical memories.