BossaBrasil Festival, Spencer Day and More to Play Birdland, 5/26-6/1
Birdland Jazz Club is pleased to announce their amazing line-up of talent for May 26 - June 1, featuring Bossabrasil with Marcos Valle and Roberto Menescal, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, Spencer Day, David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band, and more. Details below!
Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts:
Broadway at Birdland
May 26 (Monday) at 7:00PM
Singer/Songwriter Spencer Day
Spencer Day is a contemporary singer and songwriter, originating from humble beginnings in a small town in Utah. Spencer's early albums were followed more recently by the acclaimed Vagabond in 2009 and The Mystery of You in 2013. A strong jazz musician, his music has evolved with a variety of influences from folk rock's The Association, rockabilly, big bands and Nancy Sinatra. He likes the versatility and flexibility of his music and plans on performing a show that will infuse elements of cabaret, storytelling, and comedy with his piano and vocals.
All seats $25, $10 food/drink minimum
May 26 (Monday) at 9:30PM
Jim Caruso's Cast Party
Hosted by Jim Caruso, with the Cast Party "Symphony Orchestra." "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.
All tickets $25, $10 food/drink minimum
May 27-31 (Tuesday - Saturday) at 8:30 & 11PM
Delta Air Lines Presents BOSSABRASIL
Featuring Marcos Valle and Roberto Menesca
For the first time in New York two of Brazil's most important pop/jazz composers, MARCOS VALLE/pianist-vocalist and ROBERTO MENESCAL-guitarist. The performance will highlight many of their famous hit songs as well as some gems of JOBIM. They will bring vocalist Patricia Alvi, the great drummer Renato Massa, and Trumpeter Jesse Sadoc, with them from Rio. Joining them will be two other native Brazilians living in the US, Itaguara Brandao on bass and Jorge Continentino on sax and flute. BossaBrasil is an annual event going into its 8th year.
All seats $40, $10 food/drink minimum
May 28 (Wednesday) at 5:30PM
Inspired by the noble jazz pioneers Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton and their colleagues, David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band breathes life and passion into America's own great art form. Now in its 14th year of residency at Birdland, the weekly post-workday engagement is the city's best musical bargain! Tuba player David Ostwald leads a rotating lineup that features talents such as clarinetist Anat Cohen, trombonist/vocalist Wycliffe Gordon, pianist Ehud Asherie, drummer Marion Felder and more!
All seats $25, $10 food/drink minimum
May 30 (Friday) at 5:00PM
The Birdland Big Band
With Guest Conductor Rob Middleton
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. After work or before a show, drinks or a great dinner, come hear one of the world's best drummers driving the hardest swinging band in New York. Experience why the BBB is the must-see weekly jazz event in New York and kick off your weekend with what critics are calling "the best live music bargain in all of NYC!"