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201 Star Starred
Birdland
315 W. 44th Street New York, NY 10036
212-581-3080
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Paul Reynolds
Beware the list of single malts--prices are wrong, which they won't tell you!
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Casual
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Closeto public transportation...however if driving get ready to spend around$35
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CG
On the pricey side - we
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Pricey but good
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4.6 average rating
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13 events
8 reviews
6 stars
attended Jan 21 2010

the music was wonderful-- the food was great and the sevice was great
Good sightline from our seats.

Nice club with nice atmosphere and much attention is paid to the musicians and making sure those in attendance are happy.

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CG
7 events
1 review
3 stars
attended Mar 14 2010

both the music and the food was good. seating was on a first come first served basis so be sure to arrive early to the venue.

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fam event planner
10 events
6 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 15 2010

We went to the 11pm show to see Chico O'Farrill Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra. The band was upbeat and great! The venue is nice and intimate. I just wish the show was longer... continued

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Website

http://www.birdlandjazz.com/

Description

Fridays at 5:00pm: The Birdland Big Band
Founded by drummer and musical director Tommy Igoe, the Birdland Big Band features the finest musicians in New York! The BBB roars into action every Friday, playing the finest jazz, Latin and Brazilian music from the world’s best arrangers.

Saturdays at 6:00pm: Jay Leonhart Duo
Combining the skills of an old school entertainer and virtuoso jazz man, bassist, vocalist and composer Jay Leonhart has been a fixture of the New York scene for over forty years. When Jay was fourteen he started playing the bass in The Pier Five Dixieland Jazz Band in Baltimore and never looked back.

Sundays at 6:00pm: The Birdland Jazz Party With Guest Vocalist
Each week the Birdland Jazz band welcomes a guest vocalist, like Hilary Gardner, Nancy Harms and others.

Sundays at 11:00pm: Arturo O’Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
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. The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra is the resident large format ensemble of the nonprofit Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) founded by Arturo O’Farrill in 2007 and dedicated to preserving the music and heritage of big band Latin jazz, supporting its performance for new audiences, and educating young people in the understanding and performance of this important cultural treasure.

April 8-10, 2014: Jane Monheit With the MSM Big Band
In just over fifteen years, critically acclaimed jazz vocalist Jane Monheit’s honey-smooth vocals, silky phrasing and natural knack for storytelling have earned her two Grammy nominations and established her as one of her generation’s most beloved vocalists. Jane returns to Birdland for her first-ever engagement as a vocalist fronting a big band. Providing those classic accompaniments are members of (Jane’s Alma Mater) the Manhattan School of Music Big Band.

April 15-17, 2014: Pat Martino Organ Quartet
One of the greatest guitarists in jazz, Martino got his start on the “chitlin’ circuit” in the 1960s with organ groups led by Richard “Groove” Holmes, Jack McDuff, Don Patterson, Trudy Pitts and Charles Earland. Having made a full and remarkable recovery from a life-threatening illness in the 1980’s that caused him to forget how to play the guitar, Martino relearned by listening to his own early recordings and has re-emerged as a veteran presence on the jazz scene. Today Martino lives in his native Philadelphia and his playing is as fiery and technically brilliant as ever.

April 22-24, 2014: James Carter Organ Trio
By the time Detroit native saxophonist James Carter emerged on the New York jazz scene 1988 he was already a sensation, “it was akin to the second coming… not since the 1960s had someone emerged with so potent a combination of astounding advanced and extended techniques, fiery intensity, and unfettered imagination.” (All About Jazz). Now, Carter the mature artist is firmly established as one of the leading saxophonists of his generation, well versed in everything from striaght ahead to gypsy-jazz to funk. His new release, “Django Unchained,” is his second to celebrate music popularized by gypsy guitar legend Django Reinhardt, but this time within the modern sounds of Carter’s favored ensemble, the organ trio.

April 27, 2014: Karen Oberlin in Secret Love: A Tribute to Doris Day
This very special event will celebrate the 90th birthday of the iconic star. The song list will include beloved favorites such as “Que Sera, Sera”, “Sentimental Journey,” the title song, “Secret Love,” and also includes many rare, poignant songs that show the many sides of this intriguing icon. In Secret Love, Karen Oberlin delves deeply into the life and music of this intriguing and important cultural phenomenon — from having a baby as a teenager, touring with big bands, recording sensational songs, surviving tumultuous marriages and becoming the highest paid woman in Hollywood history. The New York Times called Karen Oberlin’s hit tribute to the great Doris Day “widely admired” and called her “a jazzier inheritor of Doris Day’s impeccable pop style.” Oberlin, the recipient of the 2011 New York Nightlife Award for Jazz Vocalist of the Year, has often been compared to Ms. Day in her work as a vocalist, and she couldn’t be happier. “Doris Day is one of our greatest artists, and although she is truly American, like apple pie and jazz, she reaches the hearts and minds of people all over the world,” says Oberlin.

April 29, 2014-May 1, 2014: Steve Kuhn Trio with Steve Swallow & Joey Baron
After making his mark as a sideman with John Coltrane, Stan Getz, Chet Baker, Art Farmer and others, pianist Steve Kuhn moved beyond the powerful influence of Bill Evans to become a unique stylist with incredible technique, sense of dynamics and lyricism. Bass guitar master and composer Steve Swallow joined the Paul Bley Trio in 1960, subsequently playing in groups led by Jimmy Giuffre, George Russell, Art Farmer, Stan Getz and Gary Burton. Rounding out the trio, drummer Joey Baron combines technical acuity with a deep sense of groove. Best known for his work with Bill Frisell, Stan Getz, John Zorn and guitarists John Scofield, John Abercrombie and Jim Hall, Joey has also performed with musicians outside of jazz including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, David Bowie, Tony Bennett, Laurie Anderson and Al Jarreau. The trio’s recent ECM CD, Wisteria, takes a fresh look at several pieces heard on Kuhn’s orchestral, “Promises Kept,” alongside the driving hard bop of “A Likely Story," Swallow’s “Dark Glasses," Carla Bley’s gospel-tinged “Permanent Wave” and the Brazilian flavored “Romance,” by Dori Caymmi.

Lineups current at time of publication, but subject to change.

About the Ticket Supplier: Birdland

Birdland offers Southern cuisine with a Cajun flair every evening from 5:00pm until 1:00am. Arrive before show time or dine during the performance. The menu can be found online at www.birdlandjazz.com.