Birdland Presents The Patricia Barber Trio And More Week Of March 18

Birdland Presents The Patricia Barber Trio And More Week Of March 18

Birdland will kick-off their great week with Patricia Barber Trio, Karen Mason, Kristina Koller Quartet, and more!

March 18 (Monday) at 7:00PM

Matt Baker

Jazz pianist Matt Baker returns to the Birdland stage with the world premiere of a brand-new project: Gershwin, like you've never heard it. Mr. Baker will present a whole new spin on the music one of America's most celebrated composers, with an all-star lineup from the heart of New York's jazz scene. Comprising music from Crazy for You, Porgy and Bess and An American in Paris, plus other exciting gems from the classical and popular worlds of George Gershwin! Joining Matt will be Endea Owens on double bass and Curtis Nowosad on drums.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

March 18 and 20 (Monday at 9:30PM and 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

March 18 (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

March 19 (Tuesday) at 7:00PM

BariToned at the Birdland Theater

BariToned, is a trio of large-and-in-charge baritones that give a tip of the heel to Broadway's Leading Ladies. Starring Joe Hager, Edward Miskie, and Kyle Hines, these three brooding baritones smolder through the whimsical world of strong, independent women in this musical theatre review.

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

March 19- 23 (Tuesday-Saturday) at 8:30PM and 11:00PM

Patricia Barber Trio

From her early days leading a jazz trio in small Chicago nightclubs, Patricia Barber has drawn extravagant accolades. The praise came at first from local writers, impressed by her unique arrangements and coolly composed piano improvisations. As she added vocals to her repertoire, the praise poured in from national reviewers intoxicated by her recordings. And when (after years of international touring) she began to focus on her own compositions, kudos arrived from new fans, besotted by her lapidary lyrics and her often indelible imagery. In recent years, she has released two volumes of music recorded at the Green Mill, available on her own label.

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

March 19 (Tuesday) at 9:45PM

Mark Soskin at the Birdland Theater

Since 1981 Soskin has resided in New York City, remaining active as sideman and as a leader. His recording, "17" on TCB, highlights Soskin in a quintet setting featuring mainly original compositions. He continues to maintain a busy tour schedule as well as giving master classes and workshops. He has performed the premier of contemporary classical music composer John Adams' opera, "Ceiling/Sky" at Lincoln Center. Joining Mark are Jay Anderson (Bass) and Obed Calvarie (Drums).

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

March 20-23 (Wednesday-Saturday) at 7:00PM

Karen Mason: For the First Time at the Birdland Theater

After more than a year in the North American premier tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies, playing Madame Giry to standing ovations, Karen is thrilled to be home in NYC and returning to her love of cabaret. With her Director Barry Kleinbort, and her Music Director Christopher Denny, Karen's all-new show will feature songs written by the songwriters she has known throughout her career. Some of these songs were written for her, some were demos, and some will be included just because she likes the songs! But none of them have ever been sung by Karen in any of her Award-winning cabaret shows!

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

March 20-21 (Wednesday-Thursday) at 9:45PM

Kristina Koller Quartet at the Birdland Theater

As a vocalist, arranger and composer Kristina fearlessly pushes 'vocal jazz' into different directions adding interesting flavors and textures to create her unique sound. Evidenced in her widely acclaimed 2018 debut album 'Perception', her music is both timeless and contemporary, melding different genres together and uplifting old jazz standards to a refreshing direction. Her latest EP release 'At The Poli Club' captures a snippet of her live show. It exemplifies her extraordinary and expressive vocal dynamics in its purest form, doing what she does best - performing and producing music without bounds. Her approach enlightens young as well as older audiences, giving traditional jazz music an enticing uplift and making it easily embraced for all musical tastes. Joining her are Fima Chupakhin (piano), James Robbins (bass) and Joe Spinelli (drums).

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

March 21 (Thursday) 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. Joining him are Kenny Ascher (piano) and Vito Lesczak (drums).

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

March 22 (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

March 22-23 (Friday-Saturday) at 9:45PM

Frank Vignola Quartet at the Birdland Theater

Frank Vignola, born December 30th, 1965, is one of the most extraordinary guitarists performing before the public today. His stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world's top musicians. Joining him are John DiMartino (piano), Dezron Douglas (bass) and Vince Cherico (drums).

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

March 23 (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

March 24 (Sunday) at 6:00PM

Tali Rubimstein and Friends

Join us for an evening of jazz classics featuring a surprising instrument: the recorder! Award winning Recorder virtuoso Tali Rubinstein will create a unique concert experience shining a spotlight on this ancient instrument with a rich history and surprising versatility. Rubinstein is joined by a five-piece band and will bend the limits of her antique wooden flute in a show that explores jazz in addition to soul and world music.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

March 24 (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

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



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