Michael Feinstein, A Swinging Birdland Christmas & More Set for Birdland, 12/23-29
Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for December 23-29. Check out the listings below!
December 23-25 (Monday-Wednesday) at 6:00PM
KLea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch in "A Swinging Birdland Christmas"
Birdland is proud to announce the fourth year of "A Swinging Birdland Christmas," starring Birdland regulars KLea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch. This will be a limited engagement of 5 performances, Saturday, December 21 through Wednesday, December 25. All shows are at 6pm, except for the Saturday show, which has a 5:30pm show. In the tradition of beloved seasonal specials, Blackhurst, Caruso and Stritch will perform swinging arrangements of "Christmas Waltz," Kay Thompson's "Holiday Season," "Sleigh Ride," and "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm" among other favorites. The singers will be joined by Steve Doyle on bass and Carmen Intorre on drums.
All seats $30, $10 minimum
December 23 (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.
All seats $25, $10 minimum
December 24-26 (Tuesday-Thursday) at 9:00PM
December 27-28 (Saturday-Sunday) at 8:30PM & 11PM
Michael Feinstein's "Holiday @ Birdland"
Week two of a special two week engagement
Michael Feinstein, the multi-platinum-selling, two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award-nominated entertainer dubbed "The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook," is considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards. His 200-plus shows a year have included performances at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House and the Hollywood Bowl as well as the White House and Buckingham Palace. More than simply a performer, Feinstein has received national recognition for his commitment to celebrating America's popular song and preserving its legacy for the next generation. In 2007, he founded the Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative, dedicated to celebrating the art form and preserving it through educational programs, Master Classes, and the annual High School Vocal Academy and Competition, which awards scholarships and prizes to students across the country. Michael serves on the Library of Congress' National Recording Preservation Board, an organization dedicated to ensuring the survival, conservation and increased public availability of America's sound recording heritage. Michael's Jazzy Holiday Band features: Warren Vaché (trumpet) Joel Frahm (saxes) Tedd Fith (piano) Sean Smith (bass) Mark McLean (drums)
Tickets are $75-200, $20 minimum per person.
December 25 - 26 (Wednesday & Thursday) at 11PM
Birdland is pleased to announce that William Blake will be performing an evening of jazz standards and seasonal favorites for two special late night December sets. He will be joined by Michael Thomas Murray on piano, Lavondo Thomas on bass and Carmen Intorre on drums.
All seats $30, $10 minimum