Birdland Announces 'OUR SINATRA: A Musical Celebration' and More, 6/30-7/6
Birdland Jazz Club has announced their amazing line-up of talent for June 30 through July 6, featuring: Our Sinatra "A Musical Celebration" with Eric Comstock, Christopher Gines, Harmony Keeney, Jane Monheit, Arturo O'Farrill, Frank Wildhorn, and Introducing A New Segment: Mentor Mondays!
Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts:
June 30 (Monday) at 7:00PM
"Frank & Friends: Girls Night Out!"
Broadway at Birdland is proud to present multi-Grammy and Tony nominated composer Frank Wildhorn in his regular series called "Frank & Friends." This particular show, "Girls Night Out!" will find Frank onstage with Broadway leading ladies Jackie Burns (If/Then), Bianca Marroquin (Chicago), Adrienne Warren (Bring It On) and jazz vocalist Jane Monheit.
These very special one-night-only concerts celebrate the songs and favorite performers from the composer's wide range of work in popular, jazz, theatrical and classical music. All profits will go to The Actors Fund, a nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals in the performing arts and entertainment. Jason Howland will act as musical director.
All seats $35, $10 food/drink minimum
June 30 (Monday) at 9:30PM
Jim Caruso's Cast Party
Featuring a New Segment: Mentor Mondays!
"No one can call themselves a true New Yorker until they've been to the 'Cast Party,' which is to Broadway what the Conde Nast cafeteria is to publishing. Divas and dapper-dans insouciantly sip cocktails while watching each other sing and perform at the open-mic event during Broadway's dark night." (Next Magazine) Broadway impresario Jim Caruso hosts a combination open-mic, networking event and party in which the biggest stars on Broadway relax on their night off by performing their favorite songs in an informal setting. The Mentor Mondays segment will take place at 10pm, during the first hour of Cast Party. Jazz vocal superstar Jane Monheit will be paired with composer/lyricist Angelo Di Loreto. The event is presented by Trevor McQueen.
All tickets $25, $10 food/drink minimum
July 1-5 (Tuesday - Saturday) at 6:00PM
Our Sinatra "A Musical Celebration"
Pianist vocalist Eric Comstock along with vocalists Christopher Gines and Harmony Keeney and bassist Boots Maleson celebrate the songs popularized by Frank Sinatra in the award-winning musical revue "Our Sinatra." NY Times' Stephen Holden calls it "an Utterly winning tribute to Ol' Blue Eyes." WNYC's Jonathan Schwartz calls it a "movingly presented, affectionate, musically satisfying tip of the hat." Produced by Jack Lewin.
All seats $40, $10 food/drink minimum
July 1-5 (Tuesday-Saturday) at 8:30PM & 11PM
Arturo O'Farrill with Auction Project
Featuring David Bixler and Victor Prieto
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 and the Risa Negra Sextet in order to explore his and other compositions in the panoply of Afro-Latin music.