Montgomery, Mayes and Stritch, Amanda Green and HARDBODY Friends, and More Set for Birdland, 9/23-29
Birdland Jazz Club has announced their superb line-up of exciting talent for September 23- 29, 2013. Birdland will kick-off their entrancing week of programming with the following acts:
September 23 (Monday) at 7PM
Broadway at Birdland Presents
The Return of MONTGOMERY, MAYES & STRITCH
The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to present the long-awaited return of MONTGOMERY, MAYES & STRITCH, the vocal trio starring Sharon Montgomery, Sally Mayes and Billy Stritch. This one-night-only celebration and concert, produced by Matt Berman, will take place on Monday, September 23 at 7pm. Thirty-two years ago, three crazy kids from the University of Houston (Sharon Montgomery, Sally Mayes and Billy Stritch) formed a unique and hilarious jazz vocal trio. Unable to mutually agree on a name for their new venture, they dubbed themselves "Montgomery, Mayes & Stritch," and soon took Texas nightclubs and theaters by storm. Their success led to smash engagements in Newport, RI and on the New York cabaret scene. Since that charmed time, they've each gone on to have very successful solo careers, but for one night only, they'll recreate their special brand of harmony and humor!
$30 Side Seating, $40 Center Seating, $10 minimum
September 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.
$20 all seats, $10 minimum
September 24 - 28 (Tuesday - Saturday) at 8:30PM & 11PM
"Bouncin' with Bud" Bud Powell Birthday Celebration
Featuring: Tim Hagans (trumpet) Greg Osby (alto sax) Dan Tepfer (piano) Lonnie Plaxico (bass) Matt Wilson (drums)
Along with our namesake, Charlie Parker, and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, pianist Earl Rudolph "Bud" Powell (September 27, 1924 - July 31, 1966) is considered to be one of the creators of the style of modern jazz known as bebop. Despite his tragically short life, including bouts of mental illness, alcoholism and a self-imposed period of exile in Paris, Powell helped to define modern jazz piano technique while his brutal life story went on to inspire the Oscar winning film "'Round Midnight." This all-star birthday tribute will feature influential bebop compositions that Powell left behind including "Bouncin' with Bud," "Dance of the Infidels," "Budo," "Tempus Fugit," and "Un Poco Loco."
$35 Side Seating, $45 Center Seating, $10 minimum
$25 all seats, $10 minimum
September 27 (Friday) at 5PM
The Birdland Big Band
Every Friday the "BBB" roars into action playing a thrilling and original mix of jazz, funk, Brazilian, Latin and world music for sold-out audiences. Featured weekly guest artists drop-in from television bands (David Letterman, Saturday Night Live) and pop music touring bands (Rob Thomas, Rod Stewart). Come see for yourself why Time Out New York called the BBB, "a completely unique experience... there isn't another band like this anywhere," and yelp.comproclaims, "if you hear one band in NYC make sure this is it... and prepare to be blown away!"