Birdland Presents Dee Dee Bridgewater, Anita Gillette, And More Week Of October 1

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Birdland Presents Dee Dee Bridgewater, Anita Gillette, And More Week Of October 1

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with Dee Dee Bridgewater with the Theo Croker Quintet, Anita Gillette, Jay Leonhart, and more!

October 1 (Monday) at 7:00PM

Steve Ross

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce that singer/pianist Steve Ross will perform a new show called "An American In Paris" on the Birdland stage. In this new concert, long-time Francophile Steve Ross celebrates the beautiful city of Paris. Featured will be songs by American writers including Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg, Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern, Jerry Herman and Irving Berlin.

All tickets $35, $10 food/drink minimum

October 1 (Monday) at 8:30PM

Daniel LeClaire at the Birdland Theater

Birdland Theater is proud to announce that singer Daniel LeClaire will make his NYC solo debut. He will be accompanied by a band, which will include Mike Underwood (drums) Ron Bryant (piano) Steve Doyle (bass) Julio Reyes (Saxophone) and other special guests.

All tickets $20-30, $10 food/drink minimum

October 1 (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

October 2 and 5 (Tuesday at 7:00PM and Friday at 9:45PM)

Benny Benack III Italian Quartet at the Birdland Theater

Trumpeter/Vocalist Benny Benack III welcomes his Italian brothers to NYC, celebrating the release of their first album together, "Kiss Me Slowly". As an Italian-American, Benack dives into his heritage with this fiery quartet, performing both his original music, as well as timeless classics from the Italian American Songbook such as Volaré and Éstate.

All tickets $20-30, $10 food/drink minimum

October 2-6 (Tuesday-Saturday) at 8:30PM and 11:00PM

Dee Dee Bridgewater with the Theo Croker Quintet

For these special performances, Bridgewater performs music closely associated with Josephine Baker as well as the popular French chanson singers of the era including Edith Piaf and Charles Trenet-music she released as an homage to Baker as well as her adopted home country of France on her 2005 album, J'ai deux Amours, named for the song Baker made her own. In 2008 Dee Dee was the recipient of the prestigious French Award the Commandeur Dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and just this past year received the Officier Dans Legion d'Honneur.

All tickets $40-50, $10 food/drink minimum

October 2 (Tuesday) at 9:30PM

Susie Mosher at the Birdland Theater

The Lineup with Susie Mosher is a wild, anything-goes variety show featuring entertainers from the Broadway, cabaret and comedy scenes. Actress/singer Mosher hosts the spontaneous extravaganza at 9:30pm on the first and third Tuesday of every month starting July 24.

All tickets $15-25, $10 food/drink minimum

October 3 (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

October 3-6 (Wednesday-Saturday) at 7:00PM

Anita Gillette at the Birdland Theater

The Birdland Theater is proud to announce that Broadway/Television actress Anita Gillette will perform a loving tribute to her friend Irving Berlin on the stage. The evening is directed by Barry Kleinbort, with musical direction by Paul Greenwood at the piano, Ritt Henn on bass, Dan Gross on drums, and special guest David L. Harris on trombone. "Me and Mr. B" offers a first-hand accounting of both the man who provided America with some of its most enduring songs and a young, up-and-coming Broadway musical star who got to be a part of that journey.

All tickets $20-30, $10 food/drink minimum

October 4 (Thursday) at 5:30PM

Ronny Whyte

Ronny Whyte is not only considered a premiere interpreter of Classic American Popular song he is also an outstanding jazz pianist, and an award winning songwriter. Ronny will be joined Boots Maleson on bass, Ray Marchica on drums and Cecilia Coleman on piano.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

October 5 (Friday) at 5:30PM

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

October 6 (Saturday) at 5:30PM

Jay Leonhart

Combining the skills of an old school entertainer and virtuoso jazz man, bassist, vocalist and composer Jay Leonhart has been a fixture of the New York scene for over forty years. Joining Jay on bass are Kenny Ascher on piano and Vito Lesczak on drums.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

October 6 (Saturday) at 9:45PM

Danny Chords Hammond Trio at the Birdland Theater

Considered one of the most interesting jazz guitarist in Europe he has had the opportunity to share the stage with some of the most important musicians/artists on the Italian music scene and beyond, including: Jeff Young (organist with Sting), Gary Smulyan, Godwin Louis, Jerry Weldon, Scott Hamilton, Gregory Hutchinson, Pat Bianchi, Benny Benack III, Ben Paterson, Pierre Boussaguet, Sarah McKenzie, Gregory Generet, Ameen Saleem, Roberta Gambarini, Ronnie Cuber, Peter Bernstein, Bruce Harris, Eric Alexander and many others.

All tickets $20-30, $10 food/drink minimum

October 7 (Sunday) at 6:00PM

Marcello Pellitteri in A Benefit for the Veronica Pellitteri Memorial Fund

Marcello Pellitteri will perform a benefit concert for the Veronica Pellitteri Memorial Fund. Appearing with Marcello will be an All Star Band with Bruce Barth on piano, Essiet Okon Essiet on bass and special guests Joe Lovano on sax and Judi Silvano on vocals.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

October 7 (Sunday) at 9:00PM and 11:00PM

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

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.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / WM Photos



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