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TANGO CONEXION, Steve Kazee, Tex Allen Sextet and More Set for Birdland, Aug 2013


Birdland Jazz Club has announced its August 2013 schedule, featuring: Pablo Ziegler's "Tango Conexion," Billy Hart Quartet, Trio 3, Joey DeFrancesco with the City Rhythm Orchestra, Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration, Luiz Simas Quartet, Tamm E. Hunt, Steve Kazee, Pedro Giraudo Expansions Big Band, Julie Halston, Roni Ben-Hur "Wes Montgomery Tribute," Tex Allen Sextet, Martin Piecuch Trio "Jazzical Fusion," Tim Hagans Quartet, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, Jay Leonhart Duo, and MANY MORE!

Birdland will kick-off their electrifying month of programming with the following acts:

July 30 - August 3 (Tuesday-Saturday) at 8:30 & 11PM

Pablo Ziegler's "Tango Conexion"

with Special Guest Stefon Harris (vibes)
Pablo Ziegler, the Argentinian, Latin Grammy Award winning Tango/Jazz legend returns to Birdland with an exciting quartet featuring Walter Castro (bandoneon), Claudio Ragazzi (guitar), and Pedro Giraudo (bass) plus classical cellist Jisoo Ok and special guest jazz vibraphonist Stefon Harris. Mr. Ziegler, the greatest living exponent of Tango Nuevo, "brings a sense of passion and surprise to every one of his solos." (All About Jazz) His recent CD with the Metropole Orkestra of Amsterdam is "an inspiring release proving that the brilliance of New Tango did not die with Astor Piazzolla but instead has been reinvented under the skillful hands of the great Pablo Ziegler." (Critical Jazz) Produced by Pat Philips & Ettore Stratta. Sponsored by Delta Airlines.

$30 Side Seating, $40 Center Seating, $10 minimum

August 1 (Thursday) at 6PM

Vocalist Abigail Riccards CD Release Celebration

with Special Guest Jane Monheit

Michael Kanan (piano), Neal Miner (bass), Greg Ruggiero (guitar),

Eliot Zigmund (drums) and Chris Madsen (saxophone)

$25 All Seats, $10 Minimum

August 4 (Sunday) at 9PM & 11PM

Brazilian Pianist Luiz Simas Quartet

Luiz Simas (piano/vocals), Adriano Santos (drums), Itaiguara (bass), Sue Terry (sax/clarinet)

Rio-born Brazilian jazz composer/singer/pianist Luiz Simas is a genuine Carioca! A New Yorker since '89, he has led original groups in jazz festivals and clubs in Brazil, Norway, Switzerland, France and the Ukraine. Luiz' voice and music have warmed major venues including Birdland, the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and Bargemusic. His CDs include Cafune, Impromptu, Luiz Simas Live in NYC, New Chorinhos from Brazil, Recipe for Rhythm and Mata Atlântica (Atlantic Forest) Piano Suite. "Luiz Simas is not only a wonderful musician, singer and composer, he is an engaging performer who draws his audience into his witty, joyful, sensuous musical world. Simas epitomizes the fantasies we non-Brazilians have about that wonderful country, and with him, we all get to be Brazilian, at least for the a couple hours!" - Judy Carmichael, pianist

$30 All Seats, $10 Minimum

August 5 (Monday) at 7PM

Broadway at Birdland Presents

Clarke Thorell in "Songs I Wish I'd Writtten"

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