Birdland presents The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra and More Week of 8/14

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts:

August 14 (Monday) at 7:00PM

Daniel Reichard In "Mr. Blue Sky"

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is excited to welcome back Daniel Reichard for his new summertime club act, "Mr. Blue Sky." The program will draw from the catalogues of artists such as Ray Charles, Adele, Fleetwood Mac, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Paul Simon. Fans of Broadway music will also get to enjoy Reichard's signature renditions of songs by composers including Leonard Bernstein and Henry Mancini.

All tickets $40, $10 food/drink minimum

August 14 (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, Billy Stritch 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 $30, $10 food/drink minimum

August 15-19 (Tuesday-Saturday) at 8:30PM and 11:00PM

The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra Directed by Scotty Barnhart

William J. "Count" Basie developed one of the greatest jazz groups in history. Under Basie's leadership - with a strong commitment to making sure every tune was danceable - The Count Basie Orchestra featured many of the greatest instrumentalists and vocalists in jazz including Billie Holiday, Lester Young, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Joe Jones, Joe Williams, Snooky Young, Frank Foster, Thad Jones, Frank Wess, Clark Terry, and many more. The Count Basie Orchestra is traveling the world, swinging and shouting the blues with precision, in Count Basie's unmistakable style of Kansas City swing.

All tickets $50, $10 food/drink minimum

August 16 (Wednesday) at 5:30PM

David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band

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!

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

August 17 (Thursday) at 6:00PM

Denise Reis Brazilian Jazz Trio with Fernando Saci and Cesar Garabini

Denise Reis, Brazilian singer and composer has the remarkable ability to impeccably imitate the sound of the trumpet using only her lips and voice. Denise amazes and delights audiences from around the world with her warmth, unique artistic expression and exquisite musicality. Her music, rich with emotion and Latin-American textures, speaks to the human ear and heart, allowing concertgoers and listeners to experience commonalities of human experience transcending all cultural barriers.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

August 18 (Friday) at 5:15PM

The Birdland Big Band

Founded by drummer and musical director Tommy Igoe, the Birdland Big Band features the finest musicians in New York! Celebrating 10 years at the club, the BBB roars into action every Friday, playing the finest Jazz, Latin and Brazilian music from the world's best arrangers. After work or before a show, drinks or a great dinner, come hear one of the world's best drummers driving the hardest swinging band in New York. Experience why the BBB is the must-see weekly jazz event in New York and kick off your weekend with what critics are calling "the best live music bargain in all of NYC!"

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

August 19 (Saturday) at 6:00PM

Eric Comstock and Sean Smith

Hailed as "the truest heir to Bobby Short" in The New York Times, pianist/singer Eric Comstock returns to Birdland with star bassist/composer Sean Smith with songs by everyone from George Gershwin to George Harrison. These two masters met on the Off-Broadway hit OUR SINATRA (which Eric co-wrote), and have since worked separately and together around the world. Join them at Birdland for a cool spring party where the music and stories are equally great.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

August 20 (Sunday) at 6:00PM

Borislav Strulev

World-renowned cellist Borislav Strulev has been fascinating audiences on some of the world's most prestigious stages since his U.S. debut at the Kennedy Center in 1993 arranged on initiative of Isaac Stern, Former World Bank President James Wolfensohn and Byron Janis.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

August 20 (Sunday) at 9PM & 11PM

Birdland Latin Jazz Big Band

David DeJesus directs a new band at Birdland bringing together some of the best players in Latin Jazz today, from such bands as the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Eddie Palmieri's band, and the Mambo Legends. Enjoy classic Mambo, cha-cha and salsa on Sundays at Birdland.

All tickets $40, $10 food/drink minimum

Purchase tickets at:

For more information and reservations call 212-581-3080.

Ticket prices will vary by performer.

At the tables, there is a $10 food/drink minimum per person in addition to the music charge.

At the bar, the music charge will include one complimentary drink with no additional minimum.

Named for alto saxophonist and jazz pioneer Charlie "Bird" Parker who dubbed it "The Jazz Corner of the World," Birdland opened on December 15th 1949. For 60 years it has been home to jazz legends, from Parker, John Coltrane Duke Ellington and Count Basie to Oscar Peterson, Hank Jones, Diana Krall and everyone in between. The original 52nd street location was a cultural barometer and meeting place, inspiring the songs "Birdland" and "Lullaby of Birdland," and serving as a regular haunt for celebrities and cultural figures. The modern incarnation is a state of the art nightclub featuring award winning Southern and Cajun cuisine, first rate sound and lighting and a who's who of contemporary musical artists, 7 nights a week.

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