Birdland Presents Vincent Herring's 'The Story of Jazz' and More Week of January 22

Birdland Presents Vincent Herring's 'The Story of Jazz' and More Week of January 22

Vincent Herring's The Story of Jazz: 100 Years, Eric Comstock and Sean Smith, The Wee Trio with special guest Luis Perdomo, and more!

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

January 22 (Monday) at 7:00PM

Steve Ross

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce that Steve Ross will once again storm the stage with a new show, "I Remember Him Well - The Songs of Alan Jay Lerner." Lerner's equally celebrated musical partners include Kurt Weill (Love Life), Burton Lane (Royal Wedding, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever) and most famously and most prolifically Frederick Loewe. Lerner & Loewe's contributions to the musical world of theatre and film are many and marvelous - Paint Your Wagon, Brigadoon, Camelot, Gigi and the eternal treasure that is My Fair Lady. Steve's songs will include the following: "I Talk to the Trees," "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever," "I Remember It Well," "What Did I Have That I Don't Have?," "The Heather On the Hill," "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?" and "Almost Like Being In Love."

All tickets $30-35, $10 food/drink minimum

January 22 (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

January 23-27 (Tuesday-Saturday) at 8:30PM and 11:00PM

Vincent Herring's The Story of Jazz: 100 Years

A 10-piece All-Star ensemble lead by Vincent Herring on alto sax, with Jeremy Pelt, Jon Faddis and Randy Brecker on trumpet, James Carter and Eric Alexander on tenor sax, Steve Turre on trombone, Mike LeDonne on piano,

Kenny Davis on bass, Carl Allen on drums and Nicolas Bearde lead vocals. The group will perform newly commissioned arrangements of classic jazz songs written by prominent artists from each decade of jazz history from 1917 to 2017.

All tickets $40, $10 food/drink minimum

January 24 (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

January 25 (Thursday) at 6:00PM

Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano

Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano, whose electrifying combination of warmth, wit, swing and sensuality have made them the nightclub world's most celebrated team, come home to Birdland with a set full of rhythm and romance. Joining them will eminent bassist/composer Sean Smith. Whether the song is by Cole Porter or Paul Simon, Duke Ellington or Joni Mitchell, this glamorous duo makes the American Songbook come alive, and their audiences feel they've been to a terrific party where the stories and songs are equally great. Come join the party!

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

January 26 (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

January 27 (Saturday) at 7:00PM

Eric Comstock and Sean Smith

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

January 28 (Sunday) at 6:00PM

The Wee Trio

The Wee Trio, James Westfall (vibes), Dan Loomis (bass) + Jared Schonig (drums), have five critically-acclaimed albums to their name. In 2012, The Wee Trio unveiled their boldest project to date, Ashes to Ashes: A David Bowie Intraspective, which reimagines the iconic work of David Bowie and introduced The Wee Trio to an entirely new audience. The Wee Trio's fall 2013 release, Live at The Bistro, captures the group's sound and showcases their deep musical connection live over two sold-out nights at Saint Louis' venerable club.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

January 28 (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:

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.

315 West 44th Street (between 8th & 9th Avenues)

New York, NY 10036


Students (with current ID) & Broadway Theatre-Goers (with Broadway ticket stub from same day of performance): 50% off music charge at 11PM shows only.


Birdland serves American Fare with a Cajun Flair nightly from 5PM until Midnight and until 1AM on Friday and Saturdays.

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