Birdland Presents The Cookers, T. Oliver Reid, and More Week of September 3

Birdland Presents The Cookers, T. Oliver Reid, and More Week of September 3

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with The Cookers, Perry Joslin, The Emmet Cohen Trio, and more!

September 3 (Monday) at 7:00PM

Clint Holmes

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is thrilled to announce that vocalist Clint Holmes will return to the historic music room. Although his career spans four decades, Clint Holmes is in the midst of a significant breakthrough. Holmes burst onto the pop landscape nearly 45 years ago with the million-selling smash "Playground in My Mind." His enduring and accomplished career as a recording artist, multidimensional showman and consummate entertainer includes tenure as Joan Rivers' sidekick on her late-night television program, a stint as musical feature and event correspondent on "Entertainment Tonight," and his own Emmy-winning talk/variety show.

All tickets $40, $10 food/drink minimum

September 3 (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

September 4 (Tuesday) at 7:00PM

Nicole Zuraitis at the Birdland Theater (preview season)

Vocalist, keyboard player and songwriter Nicole Zuraitis blends bountiful songwriting skills, an effervescent presence and dazzling vocals in a consummate package that has thrilled audiences across Manhattan and across the world. Nicole is the 2016 New York City Songwriting Competition Coffee Music Project Winner, 2015 second runner-up in the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition and the 2014 Herb Albert ASCAP Young Composer Awards Winner. She's also the Peoples Choice and Johnny Mercer Award winner in the National American Traditions Vocal Competition. She is the vocalist for the world famous Birdland Big Band in New York City and has been nominated in all three jazz categories in the 2018 International Music and Entertainment Awards.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

September 4-8 (Tuesday-Sunday) at 8:30PM and 11:00PM

The Cookers

Experience counts, especially in jazz. The more time musicians spend interpreting tunes and interacting with others, the more articulation an audience can expect. You can hear the fruits of such work in the expressive language The Cookers bring to the bandstand and to their four critically acclaimed recordings. This exciting new all-star septet summons up an aggressive mid '60s spirit with a potent collection of expansive post-bop originals marked by all the requisite killer instincts and pyrotechnic playing expected of some of the heaviest hitters on the scene today. The Cookers features Billy Harper on tenor sax, Eddie Henderson and David Weiss on trumpet, Donald Harrison on alto sax, George Cables on piano, Cecil McBee on bass and Billy Hart on drums.

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

September 4 (Tuesday) at 9:30PM

Susie Mosher at the Birdland Theater (preview season)

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. Susie's special guests will be Alice Ripley, Julie Halston, David Perlman, Celisse Henderson and vocal group Siren.

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

September 5 (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

September 5-8 (Wednesday-Saturday) at 7:00PM

Emmet Cohen Trio at the Birdland Theater (preview season)

Pianist Emmet Cohen has emerged as the finest of his generation. In addition to the "Masters Legacy Series" of recordings with drummer Jimmy Cobb, bassist Ron Carter, and (forthcoming) with Benny Golson, George Coleman, and Tootie Heath, the Emmet Cohen Trio have appeared at the world's premier jazz venues including Newport Festival, Monterey Festival, Village Vanguard, The Blue Note, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Birdland, Ronnie Scott's, Kennedy Center, and more.

All tickets $40, $10 food/drink minimum

September 6 (Thursday) at 5:30PM

Perry Joslin

Perry Joslin has been recording and writing music for many years. Growing up in New England he worked with the Boston Symphony Orchestra for many years, as well as touring and playing multiple festivals and venues with numerous musicians. Perry has recently released the album, "Dreams of Reality", his third release and it is considered his breakout record. Perry Joslin is as eclectic as his music. His compositions are engaging and sophisticated and he has entertained people all over the world. Joslin's melodies are so lyrical that they become ingrained in your head. Joining Joslin on his newest release are a stellar cast of musicians: Nathan East, Mindi Abair and Will Lee to name a few.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

September 7 (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

September 8 (Saturday) at 5:30PM

Billy Stritch

Billy Stritch is one of the premier singer-pianists on the New York and national jazz and cabaret scenes. He began his career in Houston, Texas, where he formed the vocal trio Montgomery, Plant and Stritch. The trio performed all over New York and Europe from 1983 until they disbanded in 1990. A chance meeting with Liza Minnelli in March of 1991 resulted in her asking him to create vocal arrangements for the record-breaking extravaganza Liza Stepping Out at Radio City Music Hall. In addition to his 25-year collaboration with Liza, Billy recently toured with the legendary Tony Bennett as his musical director. A solo entertainer in his own right, he has performed his own shows (including tributes to Mel Tormé and Cy Coleman) in concert halls and nightclubs across the country and in the UK. Billy also serves as music director for such leading vocalists as Linda Lavin, Christine Ebersole, Paulo Szot and Marilyn Maye

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

September 9 (Sunday) at 6:00PM

Emilio Solla Tango Jazz Orchestra

Revered by peers, press and audiences worldwide as one of the most personal and interesting composers of the post-Piazzolla generation, Grammy nominated Argentine pianist, composer and bandleader Emilio Solla will premiere his brand new Tango Jazz Orchestra, a 17 piece band that incorporates many of the best NY jazz players. Tango meets Jazz by the hands and the pencil of one of the most outstanding composers in the scene.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

September 9 (Sunday) at 7:30PM

T. Oliver Reid Celebrates Bobby Short at the Birdland Theater (preview season)

On the occasion of what would have been nightclub legend Bobby Short's 94th birthday, cabaret and Broadway artist T. Oliver Reid will celebrate the man with a concert entitled, "Distingué...The Songs of the Saloon Singer."

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

September 9 (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

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

Ticket prices will vary by performer.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / WM Photos

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