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Birdland Presents The David Matthews Trio And More Week Of August 12

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

August 12 (Monday) at 7:00PM

Jared Grimes in Concert

Jared Grimes, protegé of Wynton Marsalis, will debut an evening of high energy, non-stop, genre-fusing music and dance on the Birdland stage. The band will include Mark Meadows on piano, DeWitt Fleming on drums, Bret Puchir on guitar and Brent Birckhead on sax.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

August 12 (Monday) at 8:30PM

Laila Biali at the Birdland Theater

Multi award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist Laila Biali has toured with Chris Botti, Paula Cole, Suzanne Vega and Sting. While she continues to earn high honours in the Jazz world, her unique genre-bending sound is what sets her apart as she "masterfully mixes jazz and pop, bringing virtuosity and unpredictability to songs that are concise and catchy."

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

August 12 (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 13 (Tuesday) at 7:00PM and 9:45PM

Karen Oberlin Secret Love: The Life and Music of Doris Day at the Birdland Theater

Over the years, Karen Oberlin has performed this multiple award-winning show far and wide, from Doris Day's longtime home base, Carmel by the Sea - as a featured presentation of Day's official birthday celebration - to New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Nebraska, Provincetown, Boca Raton and Palm Beach, among others. She's thrilled to bring it back to Birdland, now with a deeper-than-ever devotion to keeping Day's legacy alive. Ms. Oberlin delves deeply into the intriguing life and music of this fascinating and important cultural phenomenon from having a baby as a teenager, touring with a big band, her tumultuous marriages, and becoming the highest paid woman in Hollywood history, all while recording sensational songs.

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

August 13-17 (Tuesday-Saturday) at 8:30PM and 11:00PM

The David Matthews Trio with Eddie Gomez and Steve Gadd

David Matthews is a keyboardist, pianist, and arranger who has worked on award-winning albums, singles, radio and TV commercials and film scores. Legendary bassist and two-time Grammy Award winner Edie Gomez has been on the cutting edge of music for over four decades. One of the most influential drummers of all time, Steve Gadd set a new standard in contemporary drumming techniques and performance.

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

August 14 (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 14 (Wednesday) at 7:00PM and 9:45PM

John Menegon Quartet Celebrates George Shearing at the Birdland Theater

This fabulous group will celebrate the legacy of the late, great pianist & composer George Shearing, who would be celebrating his 100th birthday on August 13 (2019). They will honor his legacy by playing his most popular compositions ("Lullaby of Birdland" and "Conception") as well as some of Shearing's unique arrangements on well-known standards. This all-star group will also be presenting several tunes from Shearing's collaboration with vocalist Nancy Wilson.

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

August 15 (Thursday) at 5:30PM

Jane Irving

While some singers make claim by including evergreens from the Great American Songbook in their repertoire, Jane Irving is a jazz singer. With lavish talent and striking originality, Jane is a truly gifted musician who possesses a gorgeous and engaging voice capable of stirring the emotions of everyone in the room.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

August 15 (Thursday) at 7:00PM and 9:45PM

Alejandro Aviles at the Birdland Theater

Alejandro Aviles performs as a versatile musician in genres ranging from straight ahead jazz, Brazilian and Afro-Cuban music, to Broadway.

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

August 16 (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

August 16-18 (Friday at 7:00PM and 9:45PM and Saturday-Sunday at 7:00PM)

Gunhild Carling at the Birdland Theater

Whether she's singing favorite jazz standards, playing one of many instruments (trumpet, trombone, harmonica, flute, recorder, or jazz bagpipe), Gunhild's sublime showmanship shines through. Carling is a jazz artist of the old breed, combining extraordinary skills on trumpet and trombone with vaudeville stunts. In her playing, she shows heavy influences from Bix and Louie Armstrong as well as Billie Holiday. As if that weren't enough, Gunhild also tap dances and sings during her shows.

All tickets $25-35, $10 food/drink minimum

August 17 (Saturday) at 5:30PM

Jay Leonhart

Combining the skills of an old school entertainer and virtuoso jazz man, bassist, vocalist and composer Jay Leonhart has been a fixture of the New York scene for over forty years. Between 1975 and 1995 he was named The Most Valuable Bassist in the recording industry three times by the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences. Jay has now recorded 15 solo albums.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

August 18 (Sunday) at 5:30PM

David Berger Jazz Orchestra

Composer, arranger, and conductor, David Berger, is recognized internationally as a leading authority on the music of Duke Ellington and the Swing Era. 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

August 18 (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

August 18 (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:

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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