Birdland Presents The John Pizzarelli Trio And More Week Of February 4

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

February 4 (Monday) at 7:00PM

Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce that (following her sold-out Birdland debut), cellist Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf will return to the stage with "More About the Melody: Celtic Night - Songs of Ireland and Scotland." With fellow Scot, Steve Gibb, on guitar and a traditional celtic band, Mairi will cohost an evening that falls between Robert Burns Night and St. Patrick's Day, featuring Broadway's Scottish and Irish-born singers giving their interpretations of songs inspired by the ancient melodies. Vocalists Kerstin Kilcoyne Andersen, Margaret Kelly, Tony LePage, Maxine Linehan, Glenn Macnamara, Euan Morton and Cairán Sheehan will guest.

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

February 4 (Monday) at 8:30PM

David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band at the Birdland Theater

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 $30-35, $10 food/drink minimum

February 5-10 (Tuesday-Saturday) at 7:00PM and 9:45PM

Laurin Talese at the Birdland Theater

For Laurin Talese, winner of the 2018 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, jazz is cinematic. You'll want to be in the room as Laurin performs an imaginative set of lively and timeless music filled with energy, optimism, and sensuality. Joining Ms.Talese is a fabulous cast of musicians including Toru Dodo (p), Jonathan Michel (b) and Anwar Marshall (d) who masterfully interpret classic standards, Laurin's original music, and tunes from the Nancy Wilson songbook.

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

February 5-10 (Tuesday-Saturday) at 8:30PM and 11:00PM

John Pizzarelli Trio, final week of John Pizzarelli's 2-week engagement

John Pizzarelli charms audiences with his warmth, sense of humor, and musical chops. Through his multi-faceted career as a jazz guitarist, vocalist and bandleader, the son of the legendary New Jersey native guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, has become one of the most recognizable faces and voices in contemporary jazz for his interpretations of classic standards, romantic ballads and the cool jazz flavor he brings to his performances and recordings. While maintaining a busy touring schedule, John also founded "Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarelli" a nationally syndicated radio program co-hosted with his wife, Broadway star Jessica Molaskey.

All tickets $40-50, $10 food/drink minimum

February 6 (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

February 6-9 (Wednesday-Saturday) at 7:00PM and 9:45PM

Claudia Acuna at the Birdland Theater

Celebrating the release of Turning Pages. More than a long-awaited new album, Claudia Acuña's Turning Pages is an exquisite reintroduction to a singer who has thrived at the cusp of jazz and Latin American music. Slated for release on February 1, 2019, the project captures an artist in the process of reinventing herself, with a program of strikingly melodic original songs expressing her singular vision. Featuring a stellar cast of collaborators, Acuña's first new recording in a decade makes a compelling case that while keeping a lower profile she's been pluming new emotional depths.

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

February 7 (Thursday) at 5:30PM

The eMpathia Jazz Duo with Mafalda Minnozzi and Paul Ricci

Singer Mafalda Minnozzi and guitarist Paul Ricci have broken musical ground in Brazil and Italy in a long running collaboration resulting in Mafalda's notable solo career. Over time the freedom of their musical empathy overshadowed the usual larger band format resulting in a duo with its own unique language derived from both their Jazz and European upbringings and their extensive touring. Collectively they have recorded or performed with Milton Nascimento, Leny Andrade, Astrud Gilberto, Harold Vick, Sonny Fortune, Manolo Badrena, Guinga, Bebel Gilberto, Toquinho, Hugo Fattoruso, Bobby Sanabria, Dom Um Romao, André Mehmari, Roy Haynes, Harry Belafonte, Mike Clark and so many others.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

February 8 (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

February 9 (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

February 10 (Sunday) at 6:00PM

Scott Reeves Jazz Orchestra

After years of writing commissions for big bands lead by Dave Liebman, Bill Mobley, the Westchester Jazz Orchestra, and groups in Rome and Osaka, Scott Reeves formed his own big band in 2008. Since then, his 18-piece ensemble has recorded two CDs on the Origin label - Portraits and Places, and most recently Without a Trace - and has performed at venues such as Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, Smalls Jazz Club, Trumpets, the Tea Lounge, and several universities.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

February 10 and 17 (Sundays) at 7:30PM

Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch at the Birdland Theater

Birdland mainstays Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch return to Birdland Theater at with their evening of swinging standards. Bassist Steve Doyle will join the duo. Caruso and Stritch, who have performed extensively on their own, gained national exposure together as the host and musical director of the wildly popular open mic, Cast Party, which celebrates talent every Monday at Birdland in NYC, and tours nationally. The duo has also received critical acclaim during their seven years at Bemelmans at The Carlyle Hotel, and made international news when rock legend Bono joined them in an impromptu performance. The musical pair has also become the darlings of the show biz set, welcoming spontaneous performances by stars including Liza Minnelli, Michael Feinstein, Jane Monheit, Clint Holmes, Marilyn Maye, Stephanie J. Block, Steve Ross, Linda Lavin, Darren Criss, LuAnn de Lesseps, Laura Osnes, Liliane Montevecchi, Christine Ebersole, and Steve Tyrell.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

February 10 (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

Purchase tickets at: www.BirdlandJazz.com

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