Gianni Valenti News

Photo Flash: Broadway at Birdland Presents Aisha de Haas and Capathia Jenkins with Billy StritchPhoto Flash: Broadway at Birdland Presents Aisha de Haas and Capathia Jenkins with Billy Stritch
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present Broadway performers Aisha de Haas and Capathia Jenkins, who joined forces with pianist/singer/musical director Billy Stritch in 'Stritch, Trouble & More Trouble.'  The very special one-night-only event took place on the stage of the historic music room on Monday, November 14. (more...)

Photo Flash: Randy Rainbow Welcomes Slew of Stars for Election Eve Party at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Randy Rainbow Welcomes Slew of Stars for Election Eve Party at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was over the moon to present internet sensation Randy Rainbow with his Election Eve Party at the historic music room on Monday night. The extravaganza was directed by Victor Wisehart, with musical direction by Tedd Firth. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Gianni Valenti & Birdland Celebrate 32 Years with Ann Hampton Callaway's JAZZ MEETS BROADWAYPhoto Coverage: Gianni Valenti & Birdland Celebrate 32 Years with Ann Hampton Callaway's JAZZ MEETS BROADWAY
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 2, 2016

Gianni Valenti has guided the 'Jazz Corner of the World' for the past 32 years.  Birdland, the most well known jazz music venue on the planet has been successfully chaperoned by his masterly artistic, restaurant, and business skills for over three decades. That is exactly double the amount of time the original Birdland on 52nd street existed.  Entertainment and menu trends have metamorphosed many times over the last 32 years, but Birdland has consistently been the destination point for New Yorkers and world travelers seeking great music, performed by exceptional artists.  For the past decade, the club has integrated the stars of  the adjacent Broadway Theatre into it's performance schedule under the guidance of Jim Caruso.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy Brings Jamie deRoy & Friends to BirdlandPhoto Coverage: Jamie deRoy Brings Jamie deRoy & Friends to Birdland
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 17, 2016

Show business tour de force Jamie deRoy brings her star-packed Jamie deRoy & friends cabaret show to New York's famed Birdland, Sunday, October 16, at 6 p.m. (more...)

Photo Coverage: John Pizzarelli Concludes Birdland EngagementPhoto Coverage: John Pizzarelli Concludes Birdland Engagement
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 11, 2016

John Pizzarelli, the world-renowned jazz guitarist and singer, who has been called 'hip with a wink' by Town & Country, 'madly creative' by the Los Angeles Times and 'the genial genius of the guitar' by The Toronto Star brought his Swing Seven to Birdland this past week and Broadwayworld was there for his closing night.  Son of the legendary guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, New Jersey native John Pizzarelli has become one of the most recognizable faces and voices in contemporary jazz. John Pizzarelli has had a multi-faceted career as a jazz guitarist, vocalist and bandleader, known around the world for the cool jazz flavor he brings to classic standards, late-night ballads, and each of his hugely entertaining live performances and masterful recordings. His most recent CD release, Rockin' In Rhythm, combines the enduring work of Duke Ellington with Pizzarelli's incredible ability to reinterpret the Great American Songbook. Rockin' In Rhythm is the follow up to Pizzarelli's critically-acclaimed 2008 release, With A Song In My Heart - John Pizzarelli Sings the Music of Richard Rodgers, which featured Don Sebesky's Grammy-nominated arrangement of 'Johnny One Note.' With his active touring schedule, Pizzarelli continues to charm audiences with his warmth, conversational humor, and musical moxie. (more...)

Photo Flash: Trent Armand Kendall and Brass Illusion Bring THIS CRAZY LOVE to BirdlandPhoto Flash: Trent Armand Kendall and Brass Illusion Bring THIS CRAZY LOVE to Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series presented Trent Armand Kendall and the band, Brass Illusion (under the direction of Marty Ash), in 'This Crazy Love' on the historic stage on August 29. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Stars Turn Out for Keala Settle and Frank Wildhorn at Broadway at Birdland!Photo Coverage: Stars Turn Out for Keala Settle and Frank Wildhorn at Broadway at Birdland!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was thrilled to present multi-Grammy and Tony Award-nominated composer/producer Frank Wildhorn and Tony Award-nominated singer/actress Keala Settle (currently starring in Waitress) in 'Keala Settle & Frank Wildhorn: For The First Time LIVE' on Monday night. (more...)

Photo Flash: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's James Barbour and More Sing Sondheim for BC/EFAPhoto Flash: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's James Barbour and More Sing Sondheim for BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present the extraordinary cast of Broadway's The Phantom of the Opera, which collaborated and sang the music of Stephen Sondheim on Sunday, July 24. The one-night-only event was the fourth in a series of benefit concerts for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Photo Flash: Lesli Margherita Reprises BROAD at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Lesli Margherita Reprises BROAD at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is thrilled to present Lesli Margherita in a reprisal of her sold-out show, BROAD, at the historic music room on Mondays, July 18 and 25 at 7pm. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Photo Flash: Tony Yazbeck Celebrates THE FLOOR ABOVE ME Solo Album at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Tony Yazbeck Celebrates THE FLOOR ABOVE ME Solo Album at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was thrilled to present Tony Award-nominee Tony Yazbeck in concert, celebrating the release of his first studio solo CD, 'The Floor Above Me' (PS Classics). Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Bucky Pizzarelli Returns To BirdlandPhoto Coverage: Bucky Pizzarelli Returns To Birdland
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 20, 2016

The notes, the sounds, and that famous smile, were all gloriously and heroically present as Gianni Valenti announced "Bucky's Back" to a standing room only (and standing) Birdland audience last night and Broadwayworld was there..  It was akin to seeing a ball player like Mickey Mantle, getting on in his years, return after a possible career ending injury, return and then hit a home run.   The crowd in Birdland cheered and teared for Bucky Pizzarelli at this triumphant evening. He wowed everyone with his undiminished virtuosity, musicianship and personality in this, his 90th year.  Bucky's back, and his music will live forever.   (more...)

Photo Flash: The Property Brothers & More Join Victoria Shaw in UNDER THE COVERS at BirdlandPhoto Flash: The Property Brothers & More Join Victoria Shaw in UNDER THE COVERS at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present the return of singer/songwriter Victoria Shaw in "Under The Covers" on Monday, May 16.  Victoria's special musical guests were Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, of the multi-platinum selling band, Nelson, Drew and Jonathan Scott, from the hit TV series 'Property Brothers,' superstar pianist Jim Brickman and 'Madam Secretary' star Erich Bergen. Scroll down for photos from the show! (more...)

Photo Flash: Daniel Reichard Celebrates FRIENDS, ACQUAINTANCES, AND STRANGERS at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Daniel Reichard Celebrates FRIENDS, ACQUAINTANCES, AND STRANGERS at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

On Sunday, May 8, the Broadway at Birdland concert series was, once again, proud to present Daniel Reichard in a brand new spirited variety show entitled 'Friends, Acquaintances, and Strangers.' Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ann Hampton Callaway Concludes 'But Beautiful' Run at BirdlandPhoto Coverage: Ann Hampton Callaway Concludes 'But Beautiful' Run at Birdland
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 8, 2016

Last night many beautiful people came to the concluding night of Ann Hampton Callaway's new show 'But Beautiful' at Birdland. BroadwayWorld was there for the final performance. Check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Iris Williams Performs Songs of Cole Porter, the Gershwins & More at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Iris Williams Performs Songs of Cole Porter, the Gershwins & More at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series presented singer Iris Williams, who returned to the historic stage with "An Encore Evening with Iris Williams" on Monday, May 2.  The concert celebrated the Great American Songbook, concentrating on songs performed by Edith Piaf, and written by Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Duke Ellington, Henry Mancini and the Gershwins. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway at Birdland Welcomes Jamie deRoy & FriendsPhoto Coverage: Broadway at Birdland Welcomes Jamie deRoy & Friends
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 18, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland Concert Series welcomed Jamie deRoy & friends for a star-studded cabaret show last night and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Piano Men Presented at BirdlandPhoto Coverage: Piano Men Presented at Birdland
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 29, 2016

A brand new Yamaha C7 Concert Grand Piano was delivered to Birdland yesterday and to start off it's residency in it's new home The Broadway at Birdland Series presented Piano Men. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jonathan Groff, Russell Tovey and More Clown with Frank DiLella at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Jonathan Groff, Russell Tovey and More Clown with Frank DiLella at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present NY1 theater journalist Frank DiLella in the second episode of his new talk show, 'Show Biz After Hours With Frank DiLella.' The event was taped in front of a sold-out audience on Monday, January 11, with Frank's very special guest Jonathan Groff, who is currently starring on Broadway as King George in the smash hit HAMILTON. Frank had several guests on hand to surprise Groff, including friends Tituss Burgess, Alyse Alan Louis, Jenni Barber, and his 'Looking' co-star Russell Tovey. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kurt Elling Celebrates Release of New Album at BirdlandPhoto Coverage: Kurt Elling Celebrates Release of New Album at Birdland
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 14, 2016

Kurt Elling, the preeminent male vocalist in jazz, celebrated Passion World - his fifth album from Concord Records at Birdland last night and BroadwayWorld was there - check out photos below (more...)

Photo Flash: Daniel Reichard Performs UNDER THE MISTLETOE! at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Daniel Reichard Performs UNDER THE MISTLETOE! at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

On Sunday, December 13, the Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present Broadway star and concert singer Daniel Reichard in his new holiday show, UNDER THE MISTLETOE!. He will return to the historic stage on Sunday, December 20, with a show at 6pm. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below! (more...)

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