Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration and More Coming Up at Birdland

Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration and More Coming Up at Birdland

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for August 28-September 3, including a Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration, Veronica Swift, Adam Larson Quartet, and more. Scroll down for details!


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

August 28 (Monday) at 7:00PM

Natalie Douglas Tribute to Linda Ronstadt

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is happy to announce that Natalie Douglas, the acclaimed vocalist, will return to her home perch at Birdland Jazz Club with a new monthly residency entitled "Tributes." With Music Directors Mark Hartman and Brian Nash, and her band of all-star musicians, Natalie will celebrate the artistry, brilliance & singular achievements of Linda Ronstadt.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

August 28 (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

August 29-September 2 (Tuesday-Saturday) at 8:30PM and 11:00PM

Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration Featuring Vincent Herring, Greg Osby, Jeremy Pelt, Helen Sung, Lonnie Plaxico, and Billy Drummond

Born August 29th, 1920, Charlie "Bird" Parker was one of the most influential and iconic artists in jazz history. Since his death in 1955 at age 34 Bird has inspired every subsequent generation of jazz artist and left a rich legacy of distinctive compositions and signature melodic vocabulary that still informs every style of jazz. For his celebration Birdland presents a group of jazz all-stars who can move seamlessly between classic and contemporary Bird-inspired material: Vincent Herring and Greg Osby on alto sax, Jeremy Pelt on trumpet, Helen Sung on piano, Lonnie Plaxico on bass and Billy Drummond on drums.

All tickets $40, $10 food/drink minimum

August 30 (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

August 31 (Thursday) at 6:00PM

Adam Larson Quartet

Saxophonist-composer Adam Larson has been making waves as a bandleader in New York City for many years. Leading his group at venues such as Birdland, The Jazz Gallery, 55 Bar, Smalls, Dizzy's, Kitano and several others, Larson keeps very active with his group in New York City and beyond. Larson brings his contemporary, original compositions to Birdland with a stellar band featuring Fabian Almazan (piano), Matt Penman (bass) and Guilhem Flouzat (drums). Larson will present music from his three existing albums as well as newly written material, specifically for this evening.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

September 1 (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

September 2 (Saturday) at 6:00PM

Veronica Swift

At just 22 years of age Veronica Swift is being recognized as one of the top young singers in jazz. The child of jazz vocalist Stephanie Nakasian and the late bebop pianist Hod O'Brien, Veronica has already appeared at Lincoln Center, Telluride Jazz Festival, Blues Alley, The Jazz Cruise, and Birdland, performing with Jon Hendricks, Annie Ross, Esperanza Spalding, Joe Lovano, Bob Dorough, Paquito d'Rivera, and other establish jazz artists. Veronica's recent CD, "Lonely Woman," features some of the hottest young jazz players on the scene including Emmet Cohen and Benny Benack III.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

September 3 (Sunday) at 6:00PM

Kydykbaev Erkin and Salt Peanuts Jazz Band

Erkin Kydykbaev's Quintet performs classic jazz with their own compositions, which incorporate different traditional instruments, such as the stringed komuz (similar to a lute), temir komuz, sybyzgy, chor etc. Their style is the result of group's years of experimentation with new forms of musical expression. Kyrgyz and modern instruments blending, competing and conversing in a crescendo of exchange. The effect on the listener is almost trance-like. The quintet includes Erkin Kydykbaev (bass), Bakyt Kydykbaev (drums), Kuban Kydykbaev (alto saxophone), Aleksandr Sokolov (piano) and Elaman Kanybekov (komuz).

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

September 3 (Sunday) at 9PM & 11PM

Birdland Latin Jazz Big Band

David DeJesus directs a new band at Birdland bringing together some of the best players in Latin Jazz today, from such bands as the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Eddie Palmieri's band, and the Mambo Legends. Enjoy classic Mambo, cha-cha and salsa on Sundays at Birdland.

All tickets $40, $10 food/drink minimum


Purchase tickets at www.BirdlandJazz.com, and 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.

Birdland is located at 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. Parking is available across the street at 332 West 44th Street. Concert Grand Piano By: Yamaha.

Visit www.BirdlandJazz.com or follow BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB on Twitter: @birdlandjazz, Facebook, Instagram, and on Pinterest.

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