Billy Stritch, James Barbour and More Coming Up Next Month at Birdland

Billy Stritch, James Barbour and More Coming Up Next Month at Birdland

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for December 4-December 10, including Eliane Elias, the Ninth Annual James Barbour Holiday Concert, Billy Stritch's "Lucky To Be Me," and more. Scroll down for details!


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

December 4 (Monday) at 7:00PM

Chita Rivera and friends come together in An Evening of Song Benefiting the Art Attack Foundation

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce Broadway legend Chita Rivera will headline "An Evening of Song," benefiting the Art Attack Foundation. This one-night-only show promises an array of standards, pop hits and original songs, from top artists on Yellow Sound Label. Participating in this song-filled evening are Christy Altomare (Anastasia), Anika Larsen (Beautiful), Jim Caruso (Cast Party), Julie Foldesi (Newsies), Kate Rockwell (Mean Girls), Chris McCarrell (Les Miserables), Sally Wilfert (Assassins) and many more special guests.

All tickets $30-100, $10 food/drink minimum

December 4 (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

December 5-9 (Tuesday-Saturday) at 8:30PM and 11:00PM

Eliane Elias

Eliane Elias is known for her distinctive and immediately recognizable musical style which blends her Brazilian roots and sensuous voice with her virtuosic instrumental jazz, classical, and compositional skills. Two years after seducing fans with her GRAMMY-winning "Made in Brazil" (Best Latin Jazz Album), Elias returns with, "Dance of Time," on Concord Jazz. Also recorded in Brazil, Dance of Time's themes are multifold. With the presence of extraordinary guests, the recording celebrates certain people integral to Elias' artistic journey as well as celebrating the samba, a genre originating from Bahia, via Africa, which recently marked its 100th anniversary.

All tickets $40, $10 food/drink minimum

December 4 (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 8 (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

December 9 (Saturday) at 6:00PM

Billy Stritch "Lucky To Be Me"

Acclaimed pianist/singer Billy Stritch brings his new solo show "Lucky To Be Me" to the Birdland stage for three shows only (November 25, December 2 and 9 - Saturdays at 6:00 pm). This show will include Billy's arrangements of songs by Gershwin, Kern, Hoagy Carmichael, C. Coleman and other giants of American popular music and stories of his career thus far. These shows also commemorate the 20th anniversary of Billy's first appearance at Birdland in 1997 when he premiered his Brazilian CD "Waters Of March" and will include selections from that recording as well. Billy will be joined by bassist Neal Miner.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

December 10 (Sunday) at 6:00PM

Ninth Annual James Barbour Holiday Concert

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce Broadway's own Phantom, James Barbour, will be performing his ninth holiday concert at Birdland. Laughing Dog Media will present James Barbour and his guests in his 9th Annual Holiday Concert. Filled with holiday classics such as "The Christmas Song," "O Holy Night," "The Dreidel Song" and an audience participation "Twelve Days Of Christmas," this concert celebrates the warmth and joy of the holiday season.

All tickets $30-45, $10 food/drink minimum

December 10 (Sunday) at 9PM & 11PM

The 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 $40, $10 food/drink minimum


Purchase tickets at www.BirdlandJazz.com, and 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.

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