Natalie Douglas & More Set for Birdland Jazz Club, Now thru 6/30
Birdland Jazz Club has announced their moving line-up of exceptional talent for today, June 24 - June 30, 2013.
Birdland will kick-off their exciting week of programming with the following acts:
June 24 (Monday) at 7PM
Natalie Douglas Returns to Birdland Jazz Club
With her new show, Scrapbook 2.0
Natalie Douglas returns with an all new concert, Scrapbook 2.0, exploring her fondest memories, musical & otherwise, with her longtime musical director, Mark Hartman and her band of Broadway All-Stars.
$30 All Seats, $10 minimum
June 24 (Monday) at 10PM
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 hit the stage alongside up-and-comers, serving up jaw-dropping music and general razzle-dazzle.
$20 all seats, $10 minimum
June 25-30 (Tuesday-Sunday) at 8:30 & 11PM
Grande Absente & Air France Present
Django Reinhardt NY Festival "Young Lions of Gypsy Jazz"
Featuring Samson Schmitt (guitar)
With Ludovic Beier (accordion), Pierre Blanchard (violin), Doudou Cuillerier (rhythm guitar), Brian Torff (bass)
Plus Kruno (guitar)
Special Guests Include Peter Beets (piano, 6/25-26), David Langlois (washboards, 6/27), Anat Cohen (sax/clarinet, 6/28), Edmar Castaneda (harp, 6/29-30),
Produced by Pat Philips & Ettore Stratta
Participating Sponsors Include John & Joan D'AdDario Foundation, RD Wright Inc., John Pearse Strings
$40 All Seats, $10 minimum
June 26 (Wednesday) at 5:30-7:00PM
David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Centennial Band
"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)
$20 all seats, $10 minimum
June 28 (Friday) at 5:15-7PM
7th Anniversary of The Birdland Big Band
Featuring Tom Kennedy on Bass
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.com proclaims, "if you hear one band in NYC make sure this is it... and prepare to be blown away!"
$25 all seats, $10 minimum
June 29 (Saturday) at 6PM
Pianist / Vocalist - Barbara Carroll
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)
$30 all seats, $10 minimum