Ann Hampton Callaway in ELLA CENTURY and More Coming Up at Birdland This Month

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for April 17-April 23, featuring Ann Hampton Callaway in "Ella Century," Clint Holmes, Matt Baker and the Trio - The Live at Birdland DVD Release Party with Special Guest Veronica Swift, and more. Scroll down for details!


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

April 17 (Monday) at 7:00PM

Vocalist Clint Holmes Celebrates "Rendevous" CD Release

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is thrilled to announce that vocalist Clint Holmes will celebrate "Rendezvous," his latest CD from LL Music, with a concert at the historic music room on Monday, April 17 at 7pm. Clint's band will include Christian Tamburr on keyboards and vibraphone, and Domenick Farinacci on trumpet.

All tickets $40, $20 food/drink minimum

April 17 (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 $25, $20 food/drink minimum

April 18-22 (Tuesday-Saturday)

Ann Hampton Callaway "Ella Century"

Ann Hampton Callaway - the "...superbly intelligent, singularly creative pop-jazz stylist who can stand shoulder to shoulder with Streisand, Ronstadt, Shirley Horn, and Dianne Reeves..." (JazzTimes) - returns to Birdland with an exciting show of songs from Broadway that come to life through the language of jazz. The Tony-nominated star of "Swing" takes a look at how Broadway classics turned into jazz standards, as well how jazz songs have played an important role in Broadway revues. Delving into the depths of songs as a singer and co-arranger, expect fresh takes on classics by Gershwin, Ellington, Rodgers, Porter, Styne, Sondheim, and more. Ann is backed by her all-star jazz trio of Bill Mays (piano) Martin Wind (bass) and Tim Horner (drums). "For sheer vocal beauty, no contemporary singer matches Ms. Callaway." (New York Times).

All tickets $40, $20 food/drink minimum

April 19 (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, $20 food/drink minimum

April 20 (Thursday) at 6:00PM

Matt Baker and the Trio, The Live at Birdland DVD Release Party

With Special Guest Veronica Swift

Pianist Matt Baker's new recording, Almost Blue (via JazzElm Music), is his fifth as a leader, and second since 2010 when he moved to New York City from Sydney, Australia. Baker abandoned a comfortable career to position himself in the pool of big fish who leave an international array of smaller ponds to test their mettle in the jazz capital. That it was a wise decision is evident: Baker-well-known in Australia and Europe for an approach deeply informed by Oscar Peterson, his idol and first influence in matters of intention, execution and time feel-interacts seamlessly with young New York A-listers Luques Curtis on bass and Obed Calvaire on drums. Master guitarist Lage Lund augments the unit on six selections, while formidable tenor saxophonist Joel Frahm projects his singular instrumental voice on three.

All tickets $25, $20 food/drink minimum

April 21 (Friday) at 5:15PM

The Birdland Big Band

With Guest Conductor Rob Middleton

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, $20 food/drink minimum

April 22 (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 established 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

April 23 (Sunday) at 6:00PM

Infinite Distances: A Memorial Concert for Peter Haidu

Noah Haidu (Piano), Jon Irabagon (Saxophones), Yasushi Nakamura (Acoustic Bass), John Davis (Drums). This concert is dedicated to Peter Haidu, my father, who passed away on February 7, 2017 just a few days before my latest CD, Infinite Distances was about to be released. After cancelling my CD release events, I decided to remake my Birdland CD release concert a tribute to my dad who introduced me to jazz.

All tickets $30, $20 food/drink minimum

April 23 (Sunday) at 9PM & 11PM

Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Grammy Award winning pianist, composer and educator Arturo O'Farrill -- leader of the "first family of Afro-Cuban Jazz" (NY Times) -- was born in Mexico and grew up in New York City. Son of the late, great composer Chico O'Farrill, Arturo was Educated at Manhattan School of Music, Brooklyn College Conservatory and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. He played piano in Carla Bley's Big Band from 1979 through 1983 and earned a reputation as a soloist in groups led by Dizzy Gillespie, Steve Turre, Freddy Cole, Lester Bowie, Wynton Marsalis and Harry Belafonte.

All tickets $30, $20 food/drink minimum


Purchase tickets at www.BirdlandJazz.com, or for more information and reservations call 212-581-3080. Ticket prices will vary by performer. At the tables, there is a $20 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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