Live Jazz at Birdland: Legendary Club Hosts Today's Best Musicians
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- Sun, Mar 9 6:00pm (The Birdland Jazz Party) Check Availability $12.50
- Sun, Mar 9 11:00pm (Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra) Check Availability $15.00
- Tue, Mar 11 8:30pm (Kevin Mahogany) Check Availability $20.00
- Tue, Mar 11 11:00pm (Kevin Mahogany) Check Availability $20.00
- Wed, Mar 12 8:30pm (Kevin Mahogany) Check Availability $20.00
- Wed, Mar 12 11:00pm (Kevin Mahogany) Check Availability $20.00
- Thu, Mar 13 6:00pm (Harkness Herriott Duo) Check Availability $12.50
- Thu, Mar 13 8:30pm (Kevin Mahogany) Check Availability $20.00
- Thu, Mar 13 11:00pm (Kevin Mahogany) Check Availability $20.00
- Sat, Mar 15 6:00pm (Barbara Carroll) Check Availability $17.50
- Sun, Mar 16 6:00pm (The Birdland Jazz Party) Check Availability $12.50
- Sun, Mar 16 11:00pm (Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra) Check Availability $15.00
- Tue, Mar 18 8:30pm (Gary Peacock, Marc Copland, Joey Baron) Check Availability $20.00
- Tue, Mar 18 11:00pm (Gary Peacock, Marc Copland, Joey Baron) Check Availability $20.00
- Wed, Mar 19 8:30pm (Gary Peacock, Marc Copland, Joey Baron) Check Availability $20.00
- Wed, Mar 19 11:00pm (Gary Peacock, Marc Copland, Joey Baron) Check Availability $20.00
- Thu, Mar 20 6:00pm (The Puppeteers CD Release) Check Availability $15.00
- Thu, Mar 20 8:30pm (Gary Peacock, Marc Copland, Joey Baron) Check Availability $20.00
- Thu, Mar 20 11:00pm (Gary Peacock, Marc Copland, Joey Baron) Check Availability $20.00
- Sat, Mar 22 6:00pm (Barbara Carroll) Check Availability $17.50
- Sun, Mar 23 6:00pm (The Birdland Jazz Party) Check Availability $12.50
- Sun, Mar 23 11:00pm (Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra) Check Availability $15.00
- Tue, Mar 25 8:30pm (Bill Charlap Trio) Check Availability $20.00
- Tue, Mar 25 11:00pm (Bill Charlap Trio) Check Availability $20.00
- Wed, Mar 26 8:30pm (Bill Charlap Trio) Check Availability $20.00
- Wed, Mar 26 11:00pm (Bill Charlap Trio) Check Availability $20.00
- Thu, Mar 27 8:30 (Bill Charlap Trio) Check Availability $20.00
- Thu, Mar 27 11:00pm (Bill Charlap Trio) Check Availability $20.00
- Sun, Mar 30 6:00pm (The Birdland Jazz Party) Check Availability $12.50
- Sun, Mar 30 11:00pm (Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra) Check Availability $15.00
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from KenyonRed Velvet
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Great venue, great food. Lovely waitstaff - lousy house manager. Some very nice souvenirs (watch out for the "polo" shirt, though, unmarked at $50!) - but allow time to buy before or after, as there can be a rush at the check-out counter and they don't offer them via their website. Great location, too. Also a wonderful line-up on tap.
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: Barbara Carroll
Barbara Carroll appears with Jay Leonhart.
Sundays at 6:00pm: The Birdland Jazz Party Featuring Carolyn Leonhart
A soulful singer of "stunning intelligence" with a voice that is "absolute magic" (Jazz Times), award winning vocalist Carolyn Leonhart has released four critically acclaimed solo albums which have been on Jazz Radio charts worldwide. She has performed at clubs and festivals throughout the world, including The Blue Note and The Jazz Standard in NYC as well as The Detroit Jazz festival and The New Haven Jazz Festival, to name a few. In addition to having tenure as the lead back-up vocalist with the legendary jazz/rock band Steely Dan, Carolyn has performed and/or recorded with Al Jarreau, Hank Jones, Christian McBride, Jimmy Cobb, Eric Reed, Michael McDonald, Helen Sung, The Mingus Big Band, Boz Scaggs as well as many others.
Sundays at 11:00pm: Arturo O'Farrill and the 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) — leads the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, the resident large format ensemble of the nonprofit Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) founded by O'Farrill in 2007 and dedicated to preserving the music and heritage of big band Latin jazz.
March 4-6, 2014 at 8:30pm and 11:00pm: Billy Hart Quartet
Billy Hart (drums) with Ethan Iverson (piano) Mark Turner (sax) & Ben Street (bass).
Legendary drummer Billy Hart has been a fixture on the jazz scene for over fifty years, performing and recording along the way with jazz legends Wayne Shorter, Joe Zawinul, Herbie Hancock, Stan Getz and Miles Davis. At Birdland -- along with iconoclastic pianist Ethan Iverson (The Bad Plus), saxophonist Mark Turner and bassist Ben Street (both members of Kurt Rosenwinkel's Quartet among other acclaimed groups) -- Hart celebrates the release of the first ECM recording of the quartet formed in 2003. Since the group’s 2005 CD for hard-bop label High Note landed on many critics’ best-of-the year lists, the ensemble’s music has gotten more free and spacious. All of the members contribute material including a modern blues, a Coltrane tribute and an Iverson-penned homage to Paul Bley, the wonderfully-titled “Nostalgia for the Impossible.”
March 6, 2014 at 6:00pm: Trio Shalva CD Release Celebration
Born and raised in Israel, each of the musicians eventually found themselves in the heart of New York, where they spent years developing their individual style and technique. In 2009, Assaf Gleizner (Piano, Melodica), Koby Hayon ( Bass, Acoustic Guitar , Oud), and Nadav Snir-Zelniker (Drums, Percussion) came together for their first gig, in which they performed original compositions and arrangements of traditional Israeli repertoire. It only took one show for them to understand the serendipitous connection that was underway. In result, the three musicians moved forward as Trio Shalva, choosing the name for its representation of the Hebrew word for “serenity”. The trio is set to explore both new and arranged compositions, combining elements of Jazz with Middle-Eastern, Israeli & Jewish influences.
March 11-13, 2014 at 8:30pm and 11:00pm: Kevin Mahogany
With eleven CDs as a leader, and quite a few as a sideman, Kevin has proved to be the quintessential jazz vocalist. Newsweek describes him as " the standout jazz vocalist of his generation." New Yorker magazine writer Whitney Balliet writes, "There is little Mahogany cannot do." Says the LA TIMES, " Mahogany is one of the first truly gifted male vocalists to emerge in years."
March 13, 2014 at 6:00pm: Harkness Herriott Duo
Guitarist Sean Harkness and trumpet/flugel hornist Mike Herriott are H2: a jazz duo with elegant simplicity. For jazz fans of all types, their quick-paced grooves and soulful reveries feature the special interplay between two masters of their chosen instruments. Their critically acclaimed, award winning recordings “Flights Vol. 1” and “Home for the Holidays” are available everywhere online.
March 18-20, 2014 at 8:30pm and 11:00pm: "Now This" -- Gary Peacock, Marc Copland, Joey Baron
Over the span of five decades, Gary Peacock has established himself as one of the most versatile and talented bass players in jazz. One of his earliest influences was avant-garde saxophonist Albert Ayler, with whom Peacock performed and recorded in the 1960s. His music has also been greatly affected by his studies of Eastern music and philosophy. Since the 1980s, Peacock has been adding contemporary twists to old standards with pianist Keith Jarrett's trio including drummer Jack DeJohnette. Peacock’s current group is a leaderless, cooperative and exploratory trio that The Boston Globe describes as, “transcendent… jazz the way it was meant to be – improvised.” Pianist Marc Copland, who The New York Times calls, “a pianist drawn to dark harmonic shading,” was early considered an heir to Bill Evans but has gone on to, “quietly redefine jazz piano and the art of the trio on the cutting edge.” (Allaboutjazz.com). 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.
March 20, 2014 at 6:00pm: The Puppeteers CD Release Celebration
Jaime Affoumado (drums)
Arturo O'Farrill (piano)
Alex Blake (bass)
Bill Ware (vibes)
The Puppeteers, as author Howard Mandel aptly states in his liner notes, deal in "fresh-jazz," music that: "sounds like it just happened - not as "look-at-the-past" but as "here's what-we-play-now." It's a group sound that assimilates the diverse influences that each of the band members willingly brings to the table; if the heady fragrance of hard bop, Latin, Afro-Caribbean and funk idioms can be detected, then the Puppeteers have done their job. The formative music that made each of these players who they are is honored before it is transformed into the new. Make no mistake; although the instrumentation of the two ensembles may be similar, this is not your father's Modern Jazz Quartet. Drawing nourishment from the roots, yet grounding their sound firmly in the present, is the credo of The Puppeteers.
March 25-27, 2014 at 8:30pm and 11:00pm: Bill Charlap Trio
One of the world’s premier jazz pianists, BILL CHARLAP has performed and recorded with many leading artists of our time, ranging from jazz masters Phil Woods and Wynton Marsalis to singers Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand. Since 1997, he has led the Bill Charlap Trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington, now recognized as one of the leading groups in jazz. Charlap is the artistic director of New York City’s Jazz in July Festival at the 92nd Street Y, and he has produced concerts for Jazz at Lincoln Center, the JVC Jazz Festival and the Hollywood Bowl. A two-time Grammy nominee, Charlap is married to renowned jazz pianist Renee Rosnes, and the two often collaborate in a duo piano setting. In the spring of 2010, Charlap and Rosnes released "Double Portrait", their acclaimed duo piano recording on the Blue Note label.