Birdland Presents Monty Alexander And More Next Week

Birdland Presents Monty Alexander And More Next Week

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

January 14 (Monday) at 7:00PM

The David Berger Jazz Orchestra Celebrates the American Songbook

Composer, arranger, and conductor, David Berger, is recognized internationally as a leading authority on the music of Duke Ellington and the Swing Era. Conductor and arranger for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra from its inception in 1988 through 1994, Berger has transcribed more than 750 full scores of classic recordings, including more than 500 works by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. Several of these transcriptions in addition to a number of original arrangements are featured in last season's Broadway hit, After Midnight.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

January 14 (Monday) at 8:30PM

Nancy Harms at the Birdland Theater

Born and raised in Minnesota, Harms has relocated to New York City, where she made her jazz club debut in 2010 in the Village's THE BAR NEXT DOOR. She appears frequently at such leading venues as Birdland, Kitano, Zinc Bar, Smalls Jazz Club, Cornelia St. Café, Rockwood Music Hall, Bar Next Door, Vivaldi's, and many others.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

January 14 (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

January 15 (Tuesday) at 7:00PM

Barbara Fasano at the Birdland Theater

Acclaimed pop/jazz vocalist Barbara Fasano comes home to Birdland with a new set of eclectic songs ranging from Billy Strayhorn to Joni Mitchell, from Johnny Mandel to Bruce Springsteen. A storyteller in song in the tradition of Carmen McRae, Sylvia Syms and Julie Wilson, Ms. Fasano explores the complexities of love and the circles we all swirl within.

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

January 15-19 (Tuesday -Saturday) at 8:30PM and 11:00PM

Monty Alexander

In a career spanning six decades, pianist Monty Alexander has built a reputation for exploring and bridging the worlds of American jazz, popular song and the music of his native Jamaica, finding in each a sincere spirit of musical expression. Monty has performed and recorded with a wide array of renowned artists such as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Ray Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Clark Terry, Quincy Jones, Ernest Ranglin, Bill Cosby, Natalie Cole, Bobby McFerrin, Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare and others. As a leader, Monty has recorded over 60 albums to date, and has reinterpreted the music of a diverse collection of his favorite artists including Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, and Bob Marley. Monty's Harlem Kingston ensemble seamlessly melds the sounds of a classic jazz quartet with a Jamaican rhythm section.

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

January 15 (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.

All tickets $25, $10 food/drink minimum

January 16 (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

January 16-17 (Wednesday-Thursday) at 7:00PM and 9:45PM

Darrell Grant's Black Art @25 Quartet at the Birdland Theater

Since the release of his debut album Black Art, selected one of 1994's top ten jazz CD's by the New York Times, Darrell Grant has built an international reputation as a pianist, composer, and educator who channels the power of music to make change. He has performed throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe in venues ranging from Paris's La Villa jazz club to the Havana Jazz Festival. Dedicated to themes of hope, community, and place, Grant's compositions include his 2012 Step by Step: The Ruby Bridges Suite honoring the civil rights icon and The Territory which explores Oregon's landscape and history. Since moving to Portland, Oregon he has been named Portland Jazz Hero by the Jazz Journalist Association, received a Northwest Regional Emmy, and has been named the 2019 Portland Jazz Master. Grant is a Professor of Music at Portland State University where he directs the Leroy Vinnegar Jazz Institute.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

January 17 (Thursday) at 5:30PM

Misha Piatigorsky

Misha Piatigorsky's blend of powerful melodies with an unusual harmonic sensitivity gives his sound a deeply personal yet cosmopolitan dimension, reflecting his experience as a Russian-Jewish émigré growing up in urban America. Piatigorsky made his public debut at age 5 on Russian National Television, and has since been a highly sought-after pianist, regularly performing at prestigious venues.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

January 18 (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

January 18-19 (Friday-Saturday) at 7:00PM and 9:45PM

Allan Harris: The Genius of Eddie Jefferson at the Birdland Theater

Over the past 20 years, Allen Harris has steadily developed his reputation as one of the finest vocalists of his era. Brooklyn-born and Harlem-based, he has forged his sterling credentials through his ten previous albums, covering a broad range of contexts, all netted together within the rich territory of the jazz tradition.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

January 19 (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

January 20 (Sunday) at 6:00PM

Ron Aprea

Ron Aprea, who hails from Astoria, NY got his first alto saxophone at age 16 and started taking lessons in a studio across the street from Radio City Music Hall. It was also during this time that Ron would frequent the famed Birdland Jazz Club on Broadway. He spent a lot of time soaking up inspiration from all of the Big Band and Jazz legends that played the club - such as Count Basie and Blakey's Jazz Messengers. Both would prove to be major influences in Ron's career.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

January 20 (Sunday) at 7:30PM

Dezron Douglas Quintet at the Birdland Theater

Known for his musical versatility, bassist Dezron Douglas is one of the most in demand young bassists in jazz today. Composer, bandleader, sideman and educator, Dezron has established himself as a musician's musician, respected not only for his talent but also for his dedication to the authenticity of the music.

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

January 20 (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. 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.

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