Birdland Presents The Yellowjackets And More Next Week

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

September 24 (Monday) at 7:30PM

Scott Alan "Lifeline"

The Broadway at Birdland concert series welcomes the return of award winning songwriter Scott Alan for a celebration of his newest album "Lifeline." Joining Alan will be some of today's brightest Broadway stars, including: Once on This Island's Hailey Kilgore, Falsetto's Brandon Uranowitz, The Cher Show's Jarrod Spector, Anastasia's Christy Altomore, Aladdin's Major Attaway, Margaritaville's Ryann Redmond, American Psycho's Krystina Alabado, The Bridges of Madison County's Brad Greer and more performers to be announced.

All tickets $35-45, $10 food/drink minimum

September 24 (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 25 (Tuesday) at 7:00PM and 9:45PM

Allyson Briggs & Fleur Seule at the Birdland Theater

Jazz band Fleur Seule returns to Birdland with a concert and Q&A of material from the latest Ella Fitzgerald biography, "Ella: A Biography of the Legendary Ella Fitzgerald." Bring your questions about the star and her music, because publisher Mies Hora will be there to answer and enlighten, while Fleur Seule performs her swinging tunes live. Books will be for sale at the performance.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

September 25-29 (Tuesday-Friday) at 8:30PM and 11:00PM


After over 30 years together, the quintessential electric jazz group Yellowjackets celebrated the release of their 23rd recording and third for Mack Avenue Records, "Cohearence." With its pockets of buoyance, mystery, tumult and whimsy, Cohearence plays out as a multifaceted documentation of how far the once fusion band has come. Led by founding member, keyboardist and primary composer Russell Ferrante, Yellowjackets continue to practice their signature brand of high energy rhythm and improvisational group chemistry. Also featuring drummer (since 1986) William Kennedy, saxophonist (since 1991) Bob Mintzer and recent addition, Australian bass virtuoso Dane Alderson.

All tickets $40, $10 food/drink minimum

September 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

September 26-29 (Wednesday-Saturday) at 7:00PM

Miss Coco Peru at the Birdland Theater

Birdland Theater is proud to announce the return of Miss Coco Peru, who will perform her new show, "The Taming of the Tension." Miss Coco Peru has been a little tense lately and one of the things that Coco likes to do when she is tense is invite friends over to her place for tea (and/or cocktails) and a good old-fashioned bullshitting session. Coco is now inviting you to her "place" for some of her favorite stories and songs with the hope that together, the tension will melt away!

All tickets $35, $10 food/drink minimum

September 27 (Thursday) at 5:30PM

Svetlana & the Delancey Five

Svetlana & The Delancey Five is a collective to New York's veteran jazz musicians lead by a young exciting vocalist, bandleader and arranger, Svetlana Shmulyian. Since forming in 2011, Svetlana and her band have headlined sold out shows in the premier jazz clubs (such as Blue Note, BBKings, Joe's Pub, Regattabar), Jazz Festivals (Blue Note Jazz Festival, Tel Aviv Blues Festival), and Performance Arts Centers across the United States and internationally. The band has gained stellar reviews from Presenters, Audiences, and Press alike by playing exhilarating shows that combine the charm of Svetlana's sultry swinging vocals, with the the excitement and power of a "little big band" and the intoxicating unpredictable improvisational aspects of a small jazz group!

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

September 28 (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 29 (Saturday) at 5:30PM

Eric Comstock

Singer and pianist Eric Comstock returns to Birdland with star bassist/composer Sean Smith with songs by everyone from George Gershwin to George Harrison. These two masters met on the Off-Broadway hit OUR SINATRA (which Eric co-wrote), and have since worked separately and together around the world. Joining them at Birdland for a summer Saturday supper is a party where the music and stories are equally great.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

September 30 (Sunday) at 6:00PM

Migiwa Miyajima & Miggy Augmented Orchestra

Migiwa Miyajima and her 17-piece orchestra will be back in Birdland. Composer, pianist and bandleader Migiwa Miyajima is joined by Dan Urness, David Smith, Matt Holman, Nadje Noordhuis on trumpets and flugelhorns, John Mosca, Jason Jackson, Jennifer Wharton on trombones, Ben Kono, Alejandro Aviles, Sam Dillon, Quinsin Nachoff and Carl Maraghi on reeds, Jared Schonig on drums, Pete McCann on guitar and Tomoko Nagashima on vocals.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

September 30 (Sunday) at 7:30PM

Joanne Tatham at the Birdland Theater

The Birdland Theater is proud to announce the return of Joanne Tatham to the concert stage. Joanne and her musical director Max Haymer will perform "The Rings of Saturn," also the name of her new CD, for one night only. Joanne Tatham celebrates the release of her new recording "The Rings of Saturn," which has enjoyed multiple spins on SiriusXM's Real Jazz station as well as David Kenney's "Everything Old Is New Again" and Mary Foster Conklin's "A Broad Spectrum" programs. Joining her is her arranger/pianist on the project, Max Haymer, who is taking a break from his world tour with Arturo Sandoval. Standards, sambas, reimagined seventies gems and a heretofore unrecorded title track make for a compelling contemporary musical mix.

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

September 30 (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:

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.


Named for alto saxophonist and jazz pioneer Charlie "Bird" Parker who dubbed it "The Jazz Corner of the World," Birdland opened on December 15th 1949. For 60 years it has been home to jazz legends, from Parker, John Coltrane Duke Ellington and Count Basie to Oscar Peterson, Hank Jones, Diana Krall and everyone in between. The original 52nd street location was a cultural barometer and meeting place, inspiring the songs "Birdland" and "Lullaby of Birdland," and serving as a regular haunt for celebrities and cultural figures. The modern incarnation is a state of the art nightclub featuring award winning Southern and Cajun cuisine, first rate sound and lighting and a who's who of contemporary musical artists, 7 nights a week.

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