Mike Bono, 4 Generations of Miles, Barbara Carroll and More Set for Birdland, 2/3-9
Birdland Jazz Club has announced their exciting line-up of exciting talent for February 3-9, including: 4 Generations of Miles: with Jimmy Cobb, Mike Stern, Buster Williams and Sonny Fortune, Tim Rossmer and Charlie Sohne in Tim and Charlie Go Solo, David Ostwald, The Mike Bono Group, Barbara Carroll Duo with Jay Leonhart, Arturo O'Farrill, Jim Caruso's Cast Party and more. Details below!
Birdland will kick-off their excellent week of programming with the following acts:
February 3 (Monday) at 7PM
Tim and Charlie Go Solo
Tim Rossmer and Charlie Sohne
With Special Guests Giuseppe Bausillio (Newsies), Riley Costello (Bye Bye Birdie), Noah Galvin (The Burnt Part Boys), Jason Gotay (Spiderman), Arielle Jacobs (In the Heights), Anthony Lee Medina (Spring Awakening National Tour)
After years of writing shows about everything from creationists, Afghan dancing boys and a Frenchman with a penchant for identity theft, Tim Rosser and Charlie Sohne have had it with each other. They have therefore both decided to launch their solo careers at Birdland. On the same night. At the same time. See them as they bicker over who wrote what in their catalog of songs and decide for yourself who will join the ranks of breakout solo acts like Beyoncé and Justin Timberlake - and who will be relegated to the dustbin of history. Buy your tickets now and witness the pair onstage together for the very last time until their inevitable reunion concert.
All seats $25, $10 minimum
February 3 (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 tickets $25, $10 minimum
February 4-8 (Tuesday-Saturday) at 8:30 & 11PM
4 Generations of Miles
with Jimmy Cobb, Mike Stern, Buster Williams and Sonny Fortune
MiLes Davis' career as a trumpeter, composer and bandleader is synonymous with the stylistic evolution of jazz. His ensembles and recordings are the benchmarks for cool, post-bop and fusion as evidenced by these four-generations of artists who first gained recognition under Davis' leadership. Drummer Jimmy Cobb appeared on one of the most popular and influential recordings in history, "Kind of Blue" (1959) while guitarist Mike Stern ("We Want Miles," 1981), bassist Buster Williams ("Directions," 1960s) and alto saxophonist Sonny Fortune ("Big Fun," 1974) have the post-bop and fusion bases well covered.
All seats $40, $10 minimum
February 5 (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 minimum
February 6 (Thursday) at 6PM
Mike Bono Group featuring Chris Cheek
CD Release Celebration
Guitarist Mike Bono, now 21 years old, recently finished his degree at Berklee College of Music where he was the first guitarist in the school's renowned history to be awarded a Presidential Scholarship. Though young, this phenom has already performed with artists such as Julian Lage, Taylor Eigsti, and Grace Kelly. He has also studied with Terri Lyne Carrington, Mick Goodrick, Hal Crook, Tim Miller, and Ralph Peterson Jr, to name a few. In summer of 2012, Bono went on tour with the Matthew Halpin Quintet, playing at several notable venues throughout Ireland. During that same summer, Mike was accepted into the Stanford Jazz Workshop "Mentor Fellowship" as one of 7 young musicians to be teaching and playing alongside faculty members such as Victor Wooten, Tootie Heath, Julian Lage, and Charles McPherson to name a few. Presently, Mike leads his own band, "The Mike Bono Group" and just released his first album as a leader called From Where You Are.
All seats $20, $10 minimum
February 7 (Friday) at 5:15PM
The Birdland Big Band
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 fast becoming 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!"
All seats $30, $10 minimum
February 8 (Saturday) at 6PM
Her "jazz pianism is the subtlest and most intricate New York has to offer." (New Yorker) Barbara Carroll's inventive piano playing and unique vocal sound transforms any composition into something hip and urbane. In a sixty-year career she has gone from being dubbed "the first girl ever to play bebop piano" by Leonard Feather in 1947, to today being dubbed a "singer who turns song lyrics into personal dramatic monologues." (Stephen Holden, New York Times)
$35 all seats, $10 minimum
February 9 (Sunday) at 6PM
The Birdland Jazz Party
With special guest vocalists Nancy Harms
Birdland's very own jazz quartet hits the stage every Sunday to wrap up the weekend with jazz classics! This quartet features John Hart (Guitar), Paul Gil (bass), Carmen Intorre (Drums) & Jon Davis (Piano) with a special guest vocalist!
All seats $25, $10 minimum
February 9 (Sunday) at 9:00PM & 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.
All seats $30, $10 minimum
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.
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 "Lullaby 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 is located at 315 West 44th Street (between 8th & 9th Avenues), New York, NY 10036. Students (with current ID) & Broadway Theatre-Goers (with Broadway ticket stub from same day of performance): 50% off music charge at 11PM shows only. 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. Concert Grand Piano By: YAMAHA.