Birdland Presents Dee Dee Bridgewater, Nicki Parrott, Chiemi Nakai Latin Jazz Quartet and More

Birdland Presents Dee Dee Bridgewater, Nicki Parrott, Chiemi Nakai Latin Jazz Quartet and More

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

August 5 (Monday) at 7:00PM

Steve Ross "Songs I Love"

In this concert, Steve Ross will look back at his long career and revisit songs from his first recording (1979), with his repertoire drawing from the work of songwriters past and present, such as George Gershwin, Cole Porter, with whose work he has a special affinity, Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, and Stephen Sondheim.

All tickets $40, $10 food/drink minimum

August 5 (Monday) at 8:30

Sam Behr at the Birdland Theater

Sam Behr is a singer/songwriter, pianist, and actress based in NYC, inspired greatly by music of iconic pop and rock artists of the 60s and 70s such as Stevie Wonder and David Bowie and the performance styles of classic theatre songstresses such as Barbra Streisand and Liza Minelli.

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

August 5 (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

August 6 (Tuesday) at 7:00PM

Josh Richman Quintet at the Birdland Theater

Award-winning pianist and composer Josh Richman has performed as a sideman on the Birdland and Birdland Theater stages several times. On August 6th, he will perform as a leader, bringing his new quintet to Birdland Theater. Joining him will be three of the most recorded, in-demand musicians in New York (Peter Washington on bass, Donald Edwards on drums, Steve Wilson on saxophone) and Leon Jordan Jr., a young lion from Philadelphia. The Josh Richman Quintet will be performing many of Josh's award-winning compositions, as well as selections from the Great American Songbook.

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

August 6-10 (Tuesday-Saturday) at 8:30PM and 11:00PM

Dee Dee Bridgewater

Over the course of a multifaceted career spanning four decades, Grammy and Tony Award-winning Jazz giant Dee Dee Bridgewater has ascended to the upper echelon of vocalists, putting her unique spin on standards, as well as taking intrepid leaps of faith in re-envisioning jazz classics. Bridgewater also pursued a career in musical theater, winning a Tony Award for her role as "Glinda" in The Wiz in 1975. Having recently completed a run as the lead role of Billie Holiday in the off-Broadway production of Lady Day, her other theatrical credits include Sophisticated Ladies, Black Ballad, Carmen, Cabaret and the Off-Broadway and West End Productions of Lady Day, for which Bridgewater received the British Laurence Olivier Nomination for Best Actress in a Musical.

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

August 6 (Tuesday) at 9:30PM

The Lineup with 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 every Tuesday, and each Lineup is unique and promises to deliver an unforgettable night of quintessential NYC entertainment.

All tickets $25, $10 food/drink minimum

August 7 (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 17th 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

August 7 (Wednesday) at 7:00PM and 9:45PM

Teri Roiger Celebrates the Music of Abbey Lincoln at the Birdland Theater

Teri Roiger celebrates the music, lyrics, legacy, and birthday of Abbey Lincoln by singing songs written by Ms. Lincoln, songs Ms. Lincoln made her own, and lyrics written by her to prominent jazz musicians' compositions. Teri will be joined by pianist James Weidman, one of the most versatile pianists in the world of music.

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

August 8 (Thursday) at 5:30PM

Chiemi Nakai Latin Jazz Quartet

Chiemi Nakai is a Latin Jazz Pianist, composer and arranger. The Chiemi Nakai Latin Jazz Quartet includes Chiemi (piano), Alejandro Aviles (alt sax & flute), Carlo De Rosa (bass) and Vince Cherico (drums).

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

August 8-10 (Thursday-Saturday) at 7:00PM and 9:45PM

Nicki Parrott at the Birdland Theater

Born in Newcastle, Australia, Nicki started her musical training at age four with the piano, followed by the flute, soon after. Nicki switched to double bass at the age of 15. In 2007 and 2008, Nicki received back to back honors for Swing Journal's Best Jazz Vocal Album (Moon River and Fly Me to The Moon, respectively). In 2010 her album Black Coffee (Venus) received Swing Journal's Gold Disc award.

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

August 9 (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.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

August 10 (Saturday) at 5:30PM

Eric Comstock

Singer/pianist Eric Comstock has been called "a song's best friend," and the jazz and pop songbooks are in great hands when he is onstage at Birdland. Whether the song is by Rodgers and Hart or Ellington and Strayhorn, Paul Simon or Bob Dylan, you'll hear the lyric as if for the first time. Joining Eric will be eminent bassist/composer Sean Smith -- in all, a perfect winter Saturday supper!

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

August 11 (Sunday) at 5:30PM

The DW Jazz Orchestra with Alex Hope Kramer

The DW Jazz Orchestra is an 18-piece big band led by saxophonist Louis Danowsky and trumpeter Sam Wolsk, two 22-year old graduates from Northwestern University's Jazz Studies program. The ensemble will feature a powerful lineup of New York jazz musicians including vocalist Alex Hope Kramer.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

August 11 (Sunday) at 7:00PM

New York: Big City Song Book at the Birdland Theater

"New York: Big City Songbook" stars Birdland favorites Klea Blackhurst, LaTanya Hall, Nicolas King and Jay Leonhart. Why have so many songwriters been compelled to write about New York? What is it about this city that fuels an endless supply of stories? This show offers a kaleidoscopic vision of life in the city, from the inspiring and romantic to the aggravating and the quirky. New York is a fabulous character, and we have this great cast of real New Yorkers (meaning they come from everywhere) to take us on this entertaining and exhilarating musical ride in search of what it really means to be a New Yorker.

All tickets $30-75, $10 food/drink minimum

August 11 (Sunday) at 9:00PM and 11:00PM

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Grammy Award winning pianist, composer and educator Arturo O'Farrill 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

August 11 (Sunday) at 9:45PM

BURLESK! at Birdland, Hosted by Murray Hill at the Birdland Theater

BURLESK! at BIRDLAND marks the return of classic burlesque to its midtown Manhattan, Times Square roots. Each week, B!@B features a luscious line-up of seasoned, sparkling strip-teasers, each a singular, sensual delight. Overseeing the frolics is the legendary "Mr. Showbiz" himself, Murray Hill. A relentless shtick-slinger, Murray's resumé runneth over. 18 AND OVER SUGGESTED.

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

Purchase tickets at: www.BirdlandJazz.com

For more information and reservations call 212-581-3080.



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