Birdland Big Band
Birdland Big Band

NEW YORK CITY |   Named for alto saxophonist and jazz pioneer Charlie “Bird” Parker who dubbed it “The Jazz Corner of the World,” Birdland Jazz Club has been a frequent haunt for celebrities and cultural figures.  It’s also where you can discover the latest menu of Southern and Cajun cuisine. It’s open every night.

Located at 315 West 44th Street (between 8th & 9th Avenues), Birdland Jazz Club has a few discount specials, too.  For example, students (with current ID) and Broadway theatre-goers (with Broadway ticket stub from same day of performance) can get 50% off the music charge at 11PM shows only. For more information, visit www.BirdlandJazz.com.

Whats the haps? For the week of September 7 – September 13:

September 7 (Monday) at 7:00PM
Darius de Haas
The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce that singer Darius de Haas will return to the historic stage at 7pm on Monday, September 7 with “Something To Live For,” celebrating Billy Strayhorn. Darius de Haas will celebrate the centennial and classic songbook of American jazz composer, pianist, lyricist and arranger Billy Strayhorn, who was best known for his successful collaboration with bandleader and composer Duke Ellington, lasting nearly three decades. His compositions include “Take the ‘A’ Train,” “Chelsea Bridge,” and”Lush Life.” Darius will be joined by pianist Tedd Firth and bassist George Farmer.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

September 7 (Monday) at 9:30PM
Jim Caruso’s Cast Party
Jim Caruso’s Cast Party is a wildly popular weekly soiree that brings a sprinkling of Broadway glitz and urbane wit to the legendary Birdland in New York City every Monday night. It’s a cool cabaret night-out enlivened by a hilariously impromptu variety show. Showbiz superstars, backed by Steve Doyle on bass, Billy Stritch on piano and Daniel Glass on drums, hit the stage alongside up-and-comers, serving up jaw-dropping music and general razzle-dazzle.

All tickets $25, $10 food/drink minimum

September 8-12 (Tuesday-Saturday) at 8:30PM & 11:00PM
Arturo O’Farrill
Grammy Award winning pianist, composer and educator Arturo O’Farrill — leader of the “first family of Afro-Cuban Jazz” (NY Times) — was born in Mexico and grew up in New York City.

Son of the late, great composer Chico O’Farrill, Arturo was Educated at Manhattan School of Music, Brooklyn College Conservatory and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. He played piano in Carla Bley’s Big Band from 1979 through 1983 and earned a reputation as a soloist in groups led by Dizzy Gillespie, Steve Turre, Freddy Cole, Lester Bowie, Wynton Marsalis and Harry Belafonte.

After leading his late father’s orchestra for many years, Arturo formed his own band, The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra as well as various trios, quintet and sextets in order to explore his and other compositions in the panoply of Afro-Latin music.

All tickets $40, $10 food/drink minimum

September 9 (Wednesday) at 5:30PM
David Ostwald’s Louis Armstrong Eternity Band 

Inspired by the noble jazz pioneers Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton and their colleagues, David Ostwald’s Louis Armstrong Eternity Band breathes life and passion into America’s own great art form.

Now in its 14th year of residency at Birdland, the weekly post-workday engagement is the city’s best musical bargain! Tuba player David Ostwald leads a rotating lineup that features talents such as clarinetist Anat Cohen, trombonist/vocalist Wycliffe Gordon, pianist Ehud Asherie, drummer Marion Felder and more!

All tickets $25, $10 food/drink minimum

September 10 (Thursday) at 6:00PM
Pucci Amanda Jhones Quartet
A former model, Pucci has performed internationally for many years in major venues throughout the world. This time, she returns to Birdland with Joe Trachina on piano, Eric Lemon on bass, Bobby Sananbria on drums and Ralph Williams singing tenor.

All tickets $25, $10 food/drink minimum.

 

September 11 (Friday) at 5:15PM
The Birdland Big Band
With Guest Conductor Rob Middleton

Founded by drummer and musical director Tommy Igoe, the Birdland Big Band features the finest musicians in New York! Coming up on almost 10 years at the club, the BBB roars into action every Friday, playing the finest Jazz, Latin and Brazilian music from the world’s best arrangers.

After work or before a show, drinks or a great dinner, come hear one of the world’s best drummers driving the hardest swinging band in New York. Experience why the BBB is the must-see weekly jazz event in New York and kick off your weekend with what critics are calling “the best live music bargain in all of NYC!”

All tickets $40, $10 food/drink minimum.

 

September 12 (Saturday) at 6:00PM
Barbara Carroll
Barbara is an elegant jazz pianist, composer and vocalist, long recognized as one of the premier players of swinging jazz piano and expressive vocals.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum.

September 13 (Sunday) at 6:00PM
Birdland Jazz Party
Hosted by Carole Bufford
Birdland’s very own jazz quartet hits the stage every Sunday to wrap up the weekend with jazz classics featuring jazz vocalist Carole J. Bufford.

Carole J. Bufford has become one of the most sought after young performers in the New York cabaret & jazz scene. Her recent shows, “Speak Easy” and “Body & Soul” earned her rave reviews across the board, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. She has traveled all over the US and recently made her London debut to great critical acclaim.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum.

 

September 13 (Sunday) at 9:00PM & 11:00PM
Arturo O’Farrill
Grammy Award winning pianist, composer and educator Arturo O’Farrill — leader of the “first family of Afro-Cuban Jazz” (NY Times) — was born in Mexico and grew up in New York City. Son of the late, great composer Chico O’Farrill, Arturo was Educated at Manhattan School of Music, Brooklyn College Conservatory and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College.

He played piano in Carla Bley’s Big Band from 1979 through 1983 and earned a reputation as a soloist in groups led by Dizzy Gillespie, Steve Turre, Freddy Cole, Lester Bowie, Wynton Marsalis and Harry Belafonte. After leading his late father’s orchestra for many years, Arturo formed his own band, The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra as well as various trios, quintet and sextets in order to explore his and other compositions in the panoply of Afro-Latin music.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum.

TICKET INFORMATION:

Purchase tickets at: www.BirdlandJazz.com
For more information and reservations call 212-581-3080.
Ticket prices will vary by performer.

At the tables, there is a $10 food/drink minimum per person in addition to the music charge.
At the bar, the music charge will include one complimentary drink with no additional minimum.

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