Venue Details

201 Star Starred
Birdland
315 W. 44th Street New York, NY 10036
212-581-3080
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There was a parking lot next to Birdland, which was convenient for me. I travelled from Long Island.
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Excellent service
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8 reviews
6 stars
attended May 20 2009

Awesome performance and nice ambiance.

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended May 21 2009

I had never been to Birdland before, so that was really a thrill. I was a little surprised the Bossman directed us to a table in the back, because the place wasn't at all full for the 11 pm show.
I hadn't heard Payton before- he was a...continued

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended May 21 2009

I heard Nicholas Payton at Jazz from Lincoln Center many years ago and thought he was fantastic. I also have one great CD of his. But I felt he was somewhat uninspiring at Birdland last week. After performing each of his solos (with his quintet)...continued

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Website

http://www.birdlandjazz.com/

Description

Since 1994, when Nicholas Payton made his recording debut as a leader with From This Moment, the trumpeter has been lauded as a significant, top-tier voice in jazz. Even though he started out as a “young lion of jazz,” heralded as one of the new-generation guardians of the hard bop flame, 34 year-old Payton devoted himself to discovering his voice outside of the strict confines of that rearview mirror approach to the music. Having grown up in a family of musicians in the jazz Mecca of New Orleans, Payton has built his unique voice by melding a post-bop foundation, a heavy emphasis on groove, his soulful history, and various experimental elements. The New York Times has called Payton “Abundantly gifted,” and Music Direct describes his music as “Soulful, pensive and romantic.”

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.