Birdland Presents Tony Yazbeck and More Week Of December 10

Birdland Presents Tony Yazbeck and More Week Of December 10

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with Stacey Kent, Gunhild Carling Sweden's "Queen of Swing," The Ron Aprea Big Band and Vocalist Angela DeNiro, and more!

December 10 (Monday) at 7:00PM

Tom Wopat & Linda Purl

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce that Broadway/television stars Tom Wopat and Linda Purl will celebrate the holidays together in "Home For The Holidays." The two old friends will be doing tunes such as "Let It Snow," "Have Your Self A Merry Little Christmas," "Sleigh Ride," "I'll Be Home for Christmas," "Cool Yule," and "Baby It's Cold Outside."

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

December 10 (Monday) at 8:30PM

Michael Longoria "Merry Christmas Darling" at the Birdland Theater

Birdland Theater is proud to announce that Broadway performer Michael Longoria will be celebrating his new CD, "Merry Christmas Darling," with a concert. Original Jersey Boy Michael Longoria invites you to his Birdland concert debut, celebrating the Broadway Records release of his Christmas album, "Merry Christmas Darling." Following the release of his debut solo album, "Broadway Brick By Brick," Michael Longoria sings us home for the holidays with a collection of his Christmas favorites. "Merry Christmas Darling," a romantic holiday show with a throwback '60s vibe, will make you want to hang up your stocking, snuggle up by the fireplace, and get into the Christmas spirit. Longoria's winter wonderland love-note includes standards like "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," and "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)," woven with modern day classics like "All I Want For Christmas Is You," and "Last Christmas," and featuring a brand new Christmas song, "Merry Me This Christmas." Rona Siddiqui will perform as Musical Director/Pianist.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

December 10 (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

December 11-15 (Tuesday-Thursday at 7:00PM and Friday-Saturday at 9:45PM)

Gunhild Carling Sweden's "Queen of Swing" at the Birdland Theater

Gunhild Carling makes a merry, musical, holiday return to Birdland, in the beautiful Birdland Theater! Have yourself a jazzy little Christmas when Sweden's Queen Of Swing puts her unmistakable mark on seasonal songs as well Great American standards. Kick off the holidays in grand Gunhild style!

All tickets $35, $10 food/drink minimum

December 11-15 (Tuesday-Saturday) at 8:30PM and 11:00PM

Stacey Kent

Critically acclaimed, GRAMMY nominated singer, Stacey Kent, sings from the soul, telling her stories with faultless phrasing and a lucid, enchanting voice. Her most recent release, "I Know I Dream: The Orchestral Sessions", won 'Album of the Year' in the vocal category at the 2017 Jazz Japan Awards. The rich musical tapestry contrasts with her previous intimate collaboration with Brazilian music master Roberto Menescal, "Tenderly," (2015 SONY) and the exuberant, "Marcos Valle & Stacey Kent Live," (2013 SONY).

All tickets $50, $10 food/drink minimum

December 11 (Tuesday) at 9:45PM

Paul Hemmings at the Birdland Theater

Paul Hemmings Celebrates New CD/DVD with "Duke on Uke: 18 Duke Ellington Compositions Arranged for Ukulele." Hemmings' upcoming appearance at the Birdland Theater will celebrate the launch of DUKE ON UKE: 18 Duke Ellington Compositions Arranged for Ukulele, a multimedia endeavor encompassing a CD/DVD of solo ukulele performances, a book of sheet music with play-along recordings, and an interactive website.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

December 12 (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

December 12 (Wednesday) at 9:45PM

Villain: DeBlanks at the Birdland Theater

Birdland Theater is proud to announce the hilarious improv show Villain: DeBlanks, an uproarious improvisational comedy where the cast says words the audience puts in their mouths! The audience provides nouns, adjectives, and verbs (the wilder, the better), and the actors provide the laughs-uncensored and unrehearsed-as they solve the mystery of Philip DeBlanks' untimely demise. Celebrity guests will include Jeremy Shamos and Rebecca Luker. Additional guests will be announced soon. 100% of proceeds from this performance will benefit God's Love We Deliver.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

December 13 (Thursday) at 5:30PM

Alexis Cole

Award-winning jazz vocalist Alexis Cole may be the most talented singer to ever hold a top-secret military clearance. A dozen albums into her critically acclaimed career, she may also be the best-kept secret in jazz, a status that's certain to change as more people are discovering her for themselves.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

December 13 (Thursday) at 9:45PM

Tony Yazbeck and Friends at the Birdland Theater

Birdland Theater is proud to announce that Tony nominee Tony Yazbeck will bring a holiday-inspired musical variety show to the new stage. He and his musical buddies, including Isabel Leonard (Marnie at the Metropolitan Opera), Clyde Alves (On The Town), and Robyn Hurder (Nice Work If You Can Get It), and many more, will perform some of your favorite holiday tunes and a few beloved Broadway favorites.

All tickets $40-60, $10 food/drink minimum

December 14 (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

December 14-15 (Friday-Saturday) at 7:00PM

James Barbour Celebrates the Holidays at the Birdland Theater

Birdland Theater is proud to announce that James Barbour will return for his 10th Annual Holiday Concert series. Having performed to sold out crowds around the world for the last ten years, this perennial event will hit the stage for two nights of music and cheer. The show, filled with holiday tunes and perennial favorites, will warm your heart and bring a smile to your face. As always, Mr. Barbour will be accompanied by special guest performers from the Broadway world.

All tickets $40, $10 food/drink minimum

December 15 (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

December 16 (Sunday) at 6:00PM

The Ron Aprea Big Band and Vocalist Angela DeNiro Pay Tribute to Count Basie

Ron Aprea, who hails from Astoria, NY got his first alto saxophone at age 16 and started taking lessons in a studio across the street from Radio City Music Hall. It was also during this time that Ron would frequent the famed Birdland Jazz Club on Broadway. He spent a lot of time soaking up inspiration from all of the Big Band and Jazz legends that played the club - such as Count Basie and Blakey's Jazz Messengers. Both would prove to be major influences in Ron's career.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

December 16 (Sunday) at 7:30PM

Will Gallison Quartet at the Birdland Theater

You may not know you know Will Galison's music, but you do. You've heard his unique harmonica sound on the themes of "Sesame Street", "The Untouchables", "Bagdad Café" and hundreds of other movie scores, albums and commercials.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

December 16 (Sunday) at 9PM & 11PM

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

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / WM Photos

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