Nilson Matta, Loston Harris, New York Voices and More Set for at Birdland, 11/11-17
Birdland Jazz Club
Birdland will kick-off their boisterous week of programming with the following acts:
November 11 (Monday) at 7pm
Broadway at Birdland Presents
The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to present singer/writer/pianist David Raleigh in concert on Monday, November 11 at 7pm. After spending two months in Australia performing and recording a new album, singer/songwriter/piano player David Raleigh returns to New York City with a brand new show. Making his Birdland debut, David is taking a retro perspective on all things cabaret and soulful, Retrospective is a celebration of favorite American classics, and some original retro-inspired classics-to-be!
$25 Side Seating, $35 Center Seating, $10 minimum
November 11 (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, backed by Steve Doyle on bass, Tedd Firth on piano and Daniel Glass on drums, hit the stage alongside up-and-comers, serving up jaw-dropping music and general razzle-dazzle.
$20 all seats, $10 minimum
November 12 (Tuesday) at 8:30PM and 11PM
Loston Harris CD Release Celebration
featuring Loston Harris (piano & vocals) Ian Hendrickson-Smith (sax) Mark Whitfield (guitar) Gianluca Renzi (bass) Clarence Penn (drums)
Come celebrate Loston Harris' East Coast CD release of Swingfully Yours. Swingfully Yours, (Magenta Label Group), features swinging arrangements of timeless standards from the Great American Songbook. George Gershwin, Harold Arlen and Sammy Cahn are all embraced on the release, along with a fresh sound from his new band. Harris brings a lively approach to these Great American classics.
$30 all seats, $10 minimum
November 13 (Wednesday) at 5:30PM
"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)
$25 all seats, $10 minimum
November 13 (Wednesday) at 8:30PM and 11PM
Nilson Matta's Samba Meets Jazz
with Harry Allen (tenor sax) Anne Drummond (flute) Xavier Davis (piano) Nislon Matta (acoustic bass) Fernando Saci (percussion)
2009 Grammy nominee Nilson Matta has been a creative force in the evolution and popularity of Brazilian Jazz in the United States. It was not long after he came to New York in 1985, that he has performing and recording with Grammy-winning Kenny Barron and Joe Henderson, as well as Herbie Mann, Lee Konitz, Claudio Roditi, Paul Winter, Mark Murphy, Slide Hampton, Paquito D'Rivera, Nancy Wilson and many more. Drawing from these collaborations, and from his work with Brazilian luminaries such as Hermeto Pascoal, João Gilberto, Luisa Bonfá and Johnny Alf in Brazil, (to name a few), Matta has developed his own musical signature making him a first-call bass player of Brazilian music and jazz musicians.
$30 all seats, $10 minimum
November 14 - 16 (Thursday - Saturday) at 8:30PM and 11PM
New York Voices
For more than a quarter century the Grammy Award winning vocal ensemble New York Voices have been celebrated for their excellence in jazz, vocalese and the art of group singing. Like the great vocal groups that have come before -- Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, Singers Unlimited, Manhattan Transfer and Take 6 -- they have taken the genre to new places. Their interests are rooted in jazz, but often include Brazilian, R&B, classical and pop music with equal creativity and authenticity. The group was formed in 1987 by Darmon Meader, Peter Eldridge & Kim Nazarian and since 1992 has included Lauren Kinhan. Since 1989 they have recorded for the GRP, RCA Victor and Concord record labels and have made guest appearances on recordings by Paquito D'Rivera, The Count Basie Orchestra and The Boston Pops. "New York Voices lives up to its reputation as the most exciting vocal ensemble in jazz... to collect such quality voices in one group is rare enough, yet the real trick is how well they mesh..." -- Boston Herald