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Steve Kuhn Trio, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, Birdland Big Band and More Set for Birdland Jazz Club, 4/29-5/5

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Birdland Jazz Club has announced its upcoming concerts and events for April 29 - May 5, 2013, featuring: Steve Kuhn Trio, Spencer Day, Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, The Birdland Jazz Party, David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Centennial Band, The Birdland Big Band, and more!

Birdland will kick-off their exciting week of programming with the following acts:

April 29 (Monday) at 7PM

Broadway at Birdland Presents

Concord Record Recording Artist

Spencer Day Makes Birdland Debut

In the three years since the release of his debut recording "Vagabond," Spencer Day has spent some time in the uncomfortable places where light and clarity disappear into the mysteries of uncertainty. He survived the journey, and he's come back with a story to tell, and a wiser perspective about himself and the world. That story ­ rooted in his own experience, yet filled with revelations and truths that are universal to any human being who has ever put his or her heart at risk, ­ is captured in the 13 tracks of "The Mystery of You," his new album, released March 12th, 2013 on Concord Records. Spencer has taken "The Mystery of You" and turned it into a Storyteller meets cabaret experience for his audience.

$25 all seats, $10 minimum

April 29 (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 hit the stage alongside up-and-comers, serving up jaw-dropping music and general razzle-dazzle

$20 all seats, $10 minimum

April 30-May 4 (Tuesday - Saturday) at 8:30 & 11PM

Steve Kuhn Trio

Buster Williams (Bass), Joey Baron (Drums)

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 an incredible technique, sense of dynamics and lyricism. Over the last ten years Steve has released several critically acclaimed CDs marking a well-deserved career renaissance.

May 1 (Wednesday) at 5:30-7:00PM

David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Centennial Band

"Tubaist David Ostwald's fabulous early-swing band is about as good as it gets. Known for their energetic treatment of Louis Armstrong's repertoire, these cats like to entertain as much as they like to swing." (Time Out NY)

$20 all seats, $10 minimum

May 3 (Friday) at 5:15-7PM

The Birdland Big Band

Every Friday the "BBB" roars into action playing a thrilling and original mix of jazz, funk, Brazilian, Latin and world music for sold-out audiences. Featured weekly guest artists drop-in from television bands (David Letterman, Saturday Night Live) and pop music touring bands (Rob Thomas, Rod Stewart). Come see for yourself why Time Out New York called the BBB, "a completely unique experience... there isn't another band like this anywhere," and yelp.comproclaims, "if you hear one band in NYC make sure this is it... and prepare to be blown away!"

$25 all seats, $10 minimum

May 5 (Sunday) at 6PM

The Birdland Jazz Party

Featuring the Birdland Quartet

Plus Guest Vocalists

$25 all seats, $10 minimum

May 5 (Sunday) at 9PM & 11PM

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. 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 groups, from trio through orchestra, in order to explore his and other compositions in the panoply of Afro Latin music.

$30 all seats, $10 minimum

TICKETS: 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. Students (with current ID) & Broadway Theatre-Goers (with Broadway ticket stub from same day of performance): 50% off music charge at 11PM shows only.

Named for alto saxophonist and jazz pioneer Charlie "Bird" Parker who dubbed it "The Jazz Corner of the World," Birdland opened on December 15th 1949. For 60 years it has been home to jazz legends, from Parker, John Coltrane Duke Ellington and Count Basie to Oscar Peterson, Hank Jones, Diana Krall and everyone in between. The original 52nd street location was a cultural barometer and meeting place, inspiring the songs "Birdland" and "Lullabye of Birdland," and serving as a regular haunt for celebrities and cultural figures. The modern incarnation is a state of the art nightclub featuring award winning Southern and Cajun cuisine, first rate sound and lighting and a who's who of contemporary musical artists, 7 nights a week.

Birdland Jazz Club is located at 315 West 44th Street (between 8th & 9th Avenues), New York, NY.

Birdland serves American Fare with a Cajun Flair nightly from 5PM until Midnight and until 1AM on Friday and Saturdays.

Parking is available across the street at 332 West 44th Street.

Follow BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB on Twitter: @birdlandjazz, Facebook, Instagram, and on Pinterest.

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