Birdland Presents The Birdland Big Band And More Week Of December 24

Birdland Presents The Birdland Big Band And More Week Of December 24

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

December 22-25 (Saturday-Tuesday) at 5:30PM

Klea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch In "A Swingin' Birdland Christmas"

Birdland is proud to announce the ninth year of "A Swinging Birdland Christmas," starring Birdland regulars Klea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch. This will be a limited engagement of 4 performances, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, December 22, 23, 24 and 25. In the tradition of beloved seasonal specials, Blackhurst, Caruso and Stritch will perform swinging arrangements of "Christmas Waltz," Kay Thompson's "Holiday Season," "Sleigh Ride," and "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm," "Snow," and "It Happened In Sun Valley" among other favorites. The singers will be joined by Steve Doyle on bass and Daniel Glass on drums.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

December 24-25 (Monday-Tuesday) at 7:00PM and 9:45PM

Jake Ehrenreich with The Roger Kellaway Trio at the Birdland Theater

Broadway Star and Brooklyn Jewish Hall of Famer Jake Ehrenreich joins with Grammy Winner / Oscar nominee Roger Kellaway in this unique concert based on their critically acclaimed new CD. This uplifting performance features behind the scene stories and new jazz versions of Holiday classics by Jewish Songwriters including White Christmas, Winter Wonderland, Home For Christmas, Let It Snow, Silver Bells, Christmas Time is Here, The Christmas Song and many more.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

December 18-25 (Tuesday-Tuesday) at 8:30PM and 11:00PM

Freddy Cole Quartet Featuring Special Guest Joel Frahm

The New York Times calls Freddy Cole, "the most maturely expressive male jazz singer of his generation, if not the best alive." People Magazine praises his, "gorgeous autumnal baritone, expressive phrasing and pitch-perfect feel for jazz standards, pop tunes and love ballads." Uncle to Natalie Cole, brother of Nat "King" Cole, pianist and vocalist Freddy Cole doesn't apologize for sounding a little bit like his iconic elder brother as he tantalizes listeners all over the world. Cole's annual visit is the perfect blend of jazz and great American standards.

All tickets $50, $10 food/drink minimum

December 26 (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

December 26-29 (Wednesday-Saturday) at 7:00PM and 9:45PM

Clint Holmes at the Birdland Theater

Groove into the holiday season with Clint Holmes as he performs a variety of beloved holiday classics, refreshed with his signature classic charm. A beloved regular in Las Vegas and New York, Holmes has headlined across the U.S., including leading venues such as Café Carlyle. Celebrated for his smooth vocals and finesse on stage, Holmes delivers masterful interpretations of cherished standards and classic popular hits. He earned an Emmy hosting his own variety show, and has received rave reviews for his newest release, "Rendezvous," a star-studded jazz collective produced by eight-time Grammy-winner Gregg Field.

All tickets $40, $10 food/drink minimum

December 26-31 (Wednesday-Monday) at 8:30PM and 11:00PM

The Birdland Big Band with Special Guest Vocalist Veronica Swift

Every Friday, and for two headlining weeks a year, the "BBB" roars into action playing a thrilling and original mix of jazz, funk, Brazilian, Latin and world music for sold-out audiences. Featured weekly guest artists drop-in from television bands (David Letterman, Saturday Night Live) and pop music touring bands (Rob Thomas, Rod Stewart). Come see for yourself why Time Out New York called the BBB, "a completely unique experience... there isn't another band like this anywhere," and yelp.com proclaims, "if you hear one band in NYC make sure this is it... and prepare to be blown away!"

All tickets $50, $10 food/drink minimum

December 30 (Sunday) at 7:00PM and 9:45PM

David DeJesus at the Birdland Theater

Saxophonist David DeJesus has been on the New York City Jazz scene since the late 90's and has established himself as a key player in numerous bands in various genres. In Jazz, David has performed with the Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, the Mingus Big Band, the Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All-Stars, and Jimmy Heath's Big Band along with many others. In Latin Jazz and Salsa, David has shared the stage with Ruben Blades, Larry Harlow, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Artro O'Farrill and Tito Rodriguez Jr. Currently, David is the leader of the Birdland Big Band, a member of the Grammy nominated Bobby Sanabria Big Band, and the Legendary Ron Carter's Great Big Band.

All tickets $30, $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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