Birdland Presents Karrin Allyson And More Week Of 4/23

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

April 23 (Monday) at 7:00PM

Maureen McGovern

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce that singer Maureen McGovern will celebrate the 45th Anniversary of her theme song, "The Morning After" with an intimate concert on the historic stage. "The Morning After" won the Oscar for Best Song of the Year in 1973, and became an international Gold Record and garnered her a Grammy Nomination for Best New Artist. Along with musical director/pianist Jeff Harris, Ms. McGovern will perform some of her most beloved hits, including "Can You Read My Mind?" and "We May Never Love Like This Again," along with many other Oscar-winning and classic film songs.

All tickets $30-35, $10 food/drink minimum

April 23 (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

April 24-28 (Tuesday-Saturday) at 8:30PM and 11:00PM

Karrin Allyson

Vocalist and pianist Karrin Allyson, "brings a timbre that is part ice and part grain... incisive, original and emotionally convincing." (Village Voice) Karrin has explored a wide range of material throughout her career from standards, pop songs, blues, and Bossa Nova to a self-produced album of holiday songs. Her recent recording and Motema Records debut, "Many a New Day, Karrin Allyson Sings Rodgers & Hammerstein," was GRAMMY nominated for Best Jazz Vocal Album.

All tickets $40, $10 food/drink minimum

April 25 (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

April 26 (Thursday) at 6:00PM

Dena DeRose

It's no small accomplishment to be thought of as "The most creative and compelling singer-pianist since Shirley Horn", but that's exactly how Joel Siegel of the Washington City Paper described Dena DeRose. If she comes to your city and you want to catch the show, go early, because the room is going to be packed. She not only awes her audiences and music critics with her facility on the piano and her swinging, soothing vocal style but, as Richard Scheinin (San Jose Mercury) aptly put it, "... she exudes joy ... what soul!" As a recording artist, DeRose has 12 CDs as a leader to her credit, all of which have received superior accolades. Her newest, and second, HighNote release 'United' features the incomparable rhythm section of Martin Wind and Matt Wilson with guests Ingrid Jensen on trumpet and Peter Bernstein on guitar.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

April 27 (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

April 28 (Saturday) at 6:00PM

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

April 29 (Sunday) at 6:00PM

Joe Alterman

Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Alterman moved to New York in the fall of 2007 to study music at New York University. Inspired by the joyous, soulful sounds of pianists Les McCann, Ramsey Lewis and Monty Alexander and lauded by all three as "a wonderful pianist whose playing brings smiles and good feelings to his listeners," (Monty Alexander), "already a giant" (Les McCann), and a pianist whose "will to explore and his ability to swing is something to behold" (Ramsey Lewis), Alterman's music is bound to bring a smile to your face as your feet tap away. Only 28 years old, Alterman has released four critically-acclaimed albums, his most recent being 2017's "Comin' Home To You". He was profiled three times by Nat Hentoff and was the subject of Hentoff's very last piece about music in March 2016.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

April 29 (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

TICKET INFORMATION:

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.

ABOUT BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB:

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.

315 West 44th Street (between 8th & 9th Avenues)

New York, NY 10036

DISCOUNTS AND SPECIALS:

Students (with current ID) & Broadway Theatre-Goers (with Broadway ticket stub from same day of performance): 50% off music charge at 11PM shows only.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

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.




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