Benny Green Trio, Jonathan Brielle and More Coming Up This Month at Birdland

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for April 25-May 1, featuring Benny Green Trio, Jonathan Brielle with Matt Bogart, Vienne Cox & Rose Hemingway, Barbara Carroll, and more!


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

April 25 (Monday) at 7:00PM

Jonathan Brielle in "I Saw Broadway"

With Matt Bogart, Veanne Cox & Rose Hemingway

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to present songwriter Jonathan Brielle in "I Saw Broadway," a concert celebrating his original songs, on Monday, April 25 at 7pm. Jonathan Brielle's "I Saw Broadway" features songs and stars from three of his new musicals including Himself and Nora, 40 Naked Women, a Monkey & Me," and Nightmare Alley. Songs will be performed by a dazzling group of Broadway's brightest stars including Matt Bogart, Veanne Cox and Rose Hemingway, solidly backed by Brielle and his hard swinging group of musicians who have scores of Broadway show credits and hit records among them. The Musical Director/Pianist for the evening will be Jeff Klitz.

All tickets $40, $10 food/drink minimum

April 25 (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, $10 food/drink minimum

April 26-30 (Tuesday-Saturday) at 8:30PM & 11:00PM

Benny Green Trio

With Dezron Douglas & Rodney Green

Benny Green possesses the history of jazz at his fingertips. Combine mastery of keyboard technique with decades of real world experience playing with no one less than the most celebrated artists of the last half century, and it's no wonder Green has been hailed as perhaps the most exciting hard-swinging, hard-bop pianist to ever emerge from Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers.

All tickets $40, $10 food/drink minimum

April 27 (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 $25, $10 food/drink minimum

April 28 (Thursday) at 6:00PM

Bacha Mdzinarashvili

Bacha has performed many international jazz festivals and had the opportunity to collaborate and work closely with some of the leading musicians in the jazz world. After relocating to New York City he recorded his debut album, entitled "The Smile", features an exciting/incredible lineup with Grammy Award winning trumpet player Darren Barrett, saxophonist Myron Walden, Drummer Corey Fonville and Bassist Shin Sakaino. His album includes some original modern compositions, inclusive, unique sound and strong melodies. Presently, Bacha continues studying and performing throughout the USA and is planning numerous performances worldwide.

All tickets $25, $10 food/drink minimum

April 29 (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! Coming up on 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 $40, $10 food/drink minimum

April 30 (Saturday) at 6:00PM

Barbara Carroll

Barbara is an elegant jazz pianist, composer and vocalist, long recognized as one of the premier players of swinging jazz piano and expressive vocals.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

May 1 (Sunday) at 6:00PM

Steve Ross in "Rythym and Romance"

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce that singer/pianist Steve Ross will return to the Birdland stage in "Rhythm and Romance" on Sunday, May 1 at 6pm. Singer/pianist Steve Ross, and members of the Yale Concert Band, under the direction of Tom Duffy, will perform the sweet and saucy songs of his favorite composer, Cole Porter, iconic songs by Irving Berlin, and the bright and rhythmic numbers associated with the inimitable Fred Astaire.

All tickets $30-40, $10 food/drink minimum

May 1 (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, $10 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 $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.

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



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