A SWINGIN' BIRDLAND CHRISTMAS and More Set for Week of Dec. 25 at Birdland

A SWINGIN' BIRDLAND CHRISTMAS and More Set for Week of Dec. 25 at Birdland

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for December 25-December 31, 2017, featuring Klea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch In "A Swingin' Birdland Christmas," Christine Ebersole & Billy Stritch "Snowfall," The Birdland Big Band with Special Guest Vocalist Veronica Swift, and more. Scroll down for details!


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

December 19-25 (Tuesday-Monday) at 8:30PM and 11:00PM

Freddy Cole Quartet

Uncle to Natalie Cole, brother of Nat "King" Cole, pianist and vocalist Freddy Cole doesn't apologize for sounding a little bit like his iconic elder brother. While there are certain unmistakable similarities, many consider his voice to be smokier, jazzier even. Cole's annual visit is the perfect blend of jazz and great American holiday standards, featuring Harry Allen.

All tickets $40, $10 food/drink minimum

December 22-25 (Friday-Monday) at 6:00PM

Klea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch In "A Swingin' Birdland Christmas"

Birdland is proud to announce the eighth year of "A Swinging Birdland Christmas," starring Birdland regulars Klea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch. In the tradition of beloved seasonal specials, Blackhurst, Caruso and Stritch will perform swinging arrangements of "Christmas Waltz," Kay Thompson's "Holiday Season," "Sleigh Ride," and "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm," "Snow," and "It Happened In Sun Valley" among other favorites. The singers will be joined by Steve Doyle on bass and Daniel Glass on drums.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

December 26-31 (Tuesday-Sunday) at 8:30PM and 11:00PM

The Birdland Big Band with Special Guest Vocalist Veronica Swift

The Birdland Big Band 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, SaturdayNight 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."

All tickets $40, $10 food/drink minimum

December 27 (Wednesday) at 6:00PM

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

December 28 (Thursday) at 6:00PM

Christine Ebersole & Billy Stritch "Snowfall"

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to present the return of Tony Award-winning actress/singer Christine Ebersole and Grammy Award-winning composer/pianist/singer Billy Stritch on Sunday, December 17 at 6pm, Monday, December 18 at 7pm (Sold Out) and Thursday, December 28 at 6pm. "Snowfall" will celebrate the holidays with seasonal material from the duo's past shows, plus new songs like "Tennessee Christmas" and "The Man With The Bag." In the past, fans have packed this very special Christmas concert, enjoying Ebersole and Stritch's signature tight harmonies, luxurious vocals and snappy conversation.

All tickets $50-65, $10 food/drink minimum

December 30 (Saturday) at 6:00PM

Veronica Swift

At just 22 years of age Veronica Swift is being recognized as one of the top young singers in jazz. The child of jazz vocalist Stephanie Nakasian and the late bebop pianist Hod O'Brien, Veronica has already appeared at Lincoln Center, Telluride Jazz Festival, Blues Alley, The Jazz Cruise, and Birdland, performing with Jon Hendricks, Annie Ross, Esperanza Spalding, Joe Lovano, Bob Dorough, Paquito d'Rivera, and other establish jazz artists. Veronica's recent CD, "Lonely Woman," features some of the hottest young jazz players on the scene including Emmet Cohen and Benny Benack III.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum


Purchase tickets at www.BirdlandJazz.com. 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.

Birdland is located at 315 West 44th Street (between 8th & 9th Avenues), New York, NY 10036. Students (with current ID) & Broadway Theatre-Goers (with Broadway ticket stub from same day of performance): 50% off music charge at 11PM shows only. Birdland serves American Fare with a Cajun Flair nightly from 5PM until Midnight and until 1AM on Friday and Saturdays. Parking is available across the street at 332 West 44th Street. Concert Grand Piano By: Yamaha.

Visit www.BirdlandJazz.com or follow BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB on Twitter: @birdlandjazz, Facebook, Instagram, and on Pinterest.

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