Quest, Broadway Belts, Barbara Carroll and More Set for Birdland Jazz Club, 2/24-3/2
Birdland Jazz Club has announced their sensational line-up of incredible talent for February 24 - March 2, including: Quest: With Dave Liebman, Richie Beirach, Ron McClure & Billy Hart, Broadway Belts, David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band, Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, and more. Details below!
Birdland will kick-off their excellent week of programming with the following acts:
February 24 (Monday) at 7:00PM
The Fourth Annual "Broadway Belts for PFF"
Hosted by Julie Halston
This special evening unites Broadway's stars, patrons, and key members of the pulmonary fibrosis community for a night of outstanding entertainment and has raised almost $90,000 for the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation's Michael Kuchwara Fund for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Research, Education, and Advocacy. For tickets and more information, please visit http://www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org/broadwaybelts.
All seats $75
February 24 (Monday) at 10:30PM
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 25-March 1 (Tuesday-Saturday) at 8:30 & 11:30PM
The 1974 release entitled "Lookout Farm" helped establish pianist Richie Beirach and saxophonist and 2011 NEA "Jazz Master" Dave Liebman as a collaborative force. In 1981 the duo joined drummer Billy Hart and bassist Ron McClure to form the group called "Quest." Spurred by the deep improvisational rapport between Liebman and Beirach, the group managed to become one of the premier outfits in the jazz world by combining detailed compositions with incredible group interplay. After seven acclaimed recordings and several world tours, they disbanded in 1991 to pursue different directions. In 2005, the group reunited to record and release the CD "Redemption: Live in Europe." "Quest" has performed annually at Birdland ever since.
All seats $40, $10 minimum
February 26 (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!